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Monday, November 17, 2008

Important Article Releases for Health IT Professionals.

There have been two important sets of journal publications in the last few days that are worth noting for those in the Health IT domain.

First we have:

Health Affairs Table of Contents Alert

A new issue of Health Affairs is available online:

The Price Of Medical Technology:

November/December 2008; Vol. 27, No. 6

The below Table of Contents is available online at:


Articles cover topics such as:

  • Medical Technology & Spending: The Next Market Bubble?
  • The Imaging Boom
  • Expanded Use Of Imaging Technology And The Challenge Of Measuring Value
  • Paying Accurately For Imaging Services In Medicare
  • Rising Use Of Diagnostic Medical Imaging In A Large Integrated Health System
  • Assessing The Comparative Effectiveness Of A Diagnostic Technology: CT Colonography
  • The Case Of CT Angiography: How Americans View And Embrace New Technology
  • Medical Devices
  • Value-Based Purchasing For Medical Devices
  • Physician-Industry Cooperation In The Medical Device Industry
  • Price Transparency For Medical Devices
  • Diffusion Of New Technology And Payment Policies: Coronary Stents
  • The Appropriate Role Of Cost-Effectiveness In Determining Device Coverage: A Case Study Of Drug-Eluting Stents
  • Hip And Knee Implants: Current Trends And Policy Considerations
  • The Need For Greater Price Transparency In The Medical Device Industry: An Economic Analysis
  • The Consequence Of Secret Prices: The Politics Of Physician Preference Items
  • The Health Benefits Of Genomics: Out With The Old, In With The New
  • The Human Genome And Translational Research: How Much Evidence Is Enough?
  • Genomics
  • The Evidence Dilemma In Genomic Medicine
  • Buying New Technology
  • Medicare’s National Coverage Decisions For Technologies, 1999–2007
  • Experience With Medicare’s New Technology Add-On Payment Program
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making: When Should We Wait For More Information?
  • Views On Health Care Technology: Americans Consider The Risks And Sources Of Information
  • The E-Health Connection: Information And Communications Technology And The Developing World

Abstracts for all articles are free on the Health Affairs Site and full text is available via most university library services.

Second we have.

New England Journal of Medicine.

Volume 359

Number 20

November 13, 2008


The Future of Primary Care: The Need for Reinvention

T.H. Lee

The Future of Primary Care: Sustaining Relationships

K. Treadway

The Future of Primary Care: Transforming Practice

T. Bodenheimer

The Future of Primary Care: Reforming Physician Payment

A.H. Goroll

The Future of Primary Care: Refocusing the System

B. Starfield

The Future of Primary Care: Lessons from the U.K.

M. Roland

Perspective Roundtable: Redesigning Primary Care

T.H. Lee and Others

These articles are available in full free text from the NEJM Site.



Both series of articles will be of interest to policy makers etc and are well worth a browse.


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