I just got back from Las Vegas. I was there for the NAMCP fall managed care forum. It was an excellent meeting and I enjoyed listening to the speakers and interacting with medical directors from various managed care organizations. Because of the recent election, much discussion focused on health policy and reform. There were discussions focused on IPA/PHO/MSO. They made me want to read the book titled, "IPA, PHO, and MSO Development Strategies: Building Successful Provider Alliances." You can find this title on Amazon.
There was also a heavy focus on healthcare IT and genomics/pharmacogenomics. I enjoyed these disucssions since they emphasized how technology is impacting the health care environment for consumers, providers, and payors. Web 2.0 is making a tremendous impact on the way patients are making health decisions and providers and payors need to know how to leverage Web 2.0 resources.