Table of Contents: February 2011

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Volume 107, Number 2 – February 2011


COVER STORY (pages 14-22)

The Gift of Sharing
Development of the infrastructure for health information exchanges (HIEs) is being spurred by $28 million in federal funding. The federal grants will fund the establishment of HIEs to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care. Physician experts say HIEs will allow doctors, hospitals, and other health care entities to share patients' health information anywhere, anytime. By Crystal Conde


LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS (pages 25-31)

"Another Temporary Patch"
Medicare payment system still broken. By Ken Ortolon


LAW (pages 33-37)

Warning: Know What You Sign
Restrictive noncompete clauses can ruin you. By Crystal Conde


MEDICAL ECONOMICS (pages 39-43)

Closing the Formulary
Workers' comp requires drug approval. By Ken Ortolon


  PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 47-52)

Protecting Little Ears
Newborn screening detects problems. By Crystal Conde


ROUNDS (pages 7-11)

Get Ready: ICD-10 Is Coming
State Revises Foster Care Drug Rules
ACCME Praises, Approves TMA CME Program
TMAF Donations Improve Health
Small But Substantial Changes Under ACA
Clarification


DEPARTMENTS 

Newsmakers (page 9)
Information for Authors (page 55)
Portrait (page 56)  


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