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AJMC Launches Online Contributor Program, Adds Voices to Healthcare Reform Discussion


The American Journal of Managed Care, long the leading source of peer-reviewed research on new payment and healthcare delivery models, has created a new outlet for voices from across the healthcare spectrum. AJMC.com now features select online contributors-physicians, patient advocates, and experts in healthcare administration-who have a forum to discuss up-to-the-minute events in healthcare reform.

AJMC Launches Online Contributor Program, Adds Voices to Healthcare Reform Discussion


PLAINSBORO, N.J.—The American Journal of Managed Care has created a forum for a range of voices to comment on healthcare reform and payment issues, giving contributors the chance to reach an ever-growing audience that follows the changing healthcare landscape.

AJMC.com, the Journal’s website, now features an online contributor forum, http://www.ajmc.com/contributor, which allows selected writers to discuss up-to-the-minute news events, consumer issues, or emerging clinical topics of special interest to payers. Commentary on the forum is subject to AJMC editorial standards but does not go through the peer review process. This will allow contributors to address emerging topics in real time and respond to reader feedback where appropriate.

Contributors to AJMC.com, with links to their most recent work, include:

· Thomas Morrow, MD, the chief medical officer for NextIT, whose concerns include how to improve clinical outcomes among patients with chronic disease

· Immaculada Hernandez, PharmD, who is focused on studies involving the use of claims data to gauge the effectiveness and safety of new drugs in real-world settings

· Michele Brown, a former pharmaceutical executive who has lived with type 1 diabetes for 42 years, and who writes the blog, Totally Diabetic, for others living with the disease

· Andria Jacobs, RN, MS, CEN, CPHQ, who has 25 years of administrative and clinical experience in the healthcare industry.

“A key strength of AJMC has been our ability to bring together stakeholders from across the healthcare spectrum, and we have done this again with our contributor forum,” said Brian Haug, president of The American Journal of Managed Care. “Our contributor program represents the next step in our effort to engage as many voices as possible, as healthcare delivery undergoes its most sweeping changes in more than a generation.”

About the Contributor Forum

To learn more about the AJMC.com contributor program, or to find out how to become to a contributor, please contact Laura Joszt, assistant managing editor of The American Journal of Managed Care, at Ljoszt@ajmc.com. Contributors should be recognized in their respective fields of clinical practice, healthcare administration, research, policymaking, or patient advocacy. All contributions must be original and will be edited to AJMC editorial standards. Submissions that fail to meet editorial standards or are not consistent with the mission of AJMC.com will be declined, with or without notice.

About the Journals

The American Journal of Managed Care celebrates its 20th year in 2015 as the leading peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care. Other titles in the franchise include The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits, which provides pharmacy and formulary decision-makers with information to improve the efficiency and health outcomes in managing pharmaceutical care, and The American Journal of Accountable Care, which publishes research and commentary on new healthcare delivery models facilitated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. AJMC’s news publications, the Evidence-Based series, bring together stakeholder views from payers, providers, policymakers and pharmaceutical leaders in oncology and diabetes management. To order reprints of articles appearing in AJMC publications, please call (609) 716-7777, x 131.

CONTACT: Nicole Beagin (609) 716-7777 x 131



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