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Volume 109, Number 7 – July 2013

 COVER STORY (pages 18-25) 

Your New Neighbor 
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) are popping up in Texas as physicians and hospitals join the latest effort to control costs and ensure quality health care. Health system reform's focus on accountable care, coupled with employers' and payers' desire for value-based care, could mean more ACOs are in store. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (pages 31-38)

A "Painful Process" 
EHR adoption tough but worth it. By Crystal Zuzek

PUBLIC HEALTH (pages 41-46)

The Night West Blew Up  
Explosion tests disaster response. By Crystal Zuzek

QUALITY (pages 49-54)

Taking Control 
TMA develops medication reconciliation tool. By Amy Lynn Sorrel

ROUNDS (pages 7-15)

HOD Reaffirms TMA Medicaid Reform Stance
Dr. Brotherton Assumes Helm of TMA
Delegates Name Dr. King President-Elect
TMA Honors Academic Physicians
Physician Philanthropist Receives Distinguished Service Award
Ask the TMA Knowledge Center
Governor Makes TMB Appointments
DocbookMD Now Includes Your Staff

 DEPARTMENTS

Newsmakers (page 13)
Deaths (pages 14, 15)
Information for Authors (page 56)


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