Bill Gillette is a freelance writer based in Cleveland.


For whom the NPI tolls: Deadline for HIPAA compliance closes in

November 01, 2006

The deadline draws near for the healthcare industry to comply with one of the final regulations mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the ongoing industrywide effort to get all arms on the same electronic page.

Between physicians and payers: Physician executive in dual role seeks to build trust

October 01, 2006

Paul Handel, MD, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career as a physician in Texas, and now he wears two distinctive hats-neither of which is a Stetson.

Handhelds gain foothold among immediacy oriented providers

January 01, 2004

Healthcare professionals begin to realize benefits of mobility and instant access

California by storm

January 01, 2004

When Jeff Miles stepped into the presidency of the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) last July, he also stepped directly into a political storm. The financially strapped state's electorate was about to recall former Gov. Gray Davis and later elect the action-hero-turned-activist Arnold Schwarzenegger.