In the late 1990s, the idea of a disaster preparedness strategy hardly registered for most of the nation's hospitals, but today more and more are coordinating individual and regional strategies. Hospitals in those communities where disasters have previously occurred are the most likely to have ongoing disaster preparedness plans in place.
According to Greek legend, a poor peasant named Gordius became the king of the Asian country of Phrygia because of a rather vague prophecy. An oracle had prophesied that the nation’s future ruler would come riding into town on a wagon, so when Gordius and his wife arrived in the public square driving an ox cart, the populace named him king.
Systems integration has evolved to become much more than a technology issue
Every state will be forced to implement Medicaid cost-containment strategies in 2004.
Health plans are going to look a lot different in the future, and the transformation needs to begin today.
Individual people and circumstances have different needs, and MCOs need to be flexible enough to meet them all
Great-West eliminates confusion in the marketplace by consolidating its
plans under a single name
Despite the bad reputation from consumer publications, MCOs should be proud of their successes
Workers won't be happy about sharing the costs, but it's an opportunity to teach them the meaning of value
Despite the squabbling, everyone in healthcare wants the same thing: more effective care for patients