It's a small world after all.
Although healthcare is the most personal and intimate of subjects, the drive to improve quality and lower costs is a global obsession.
MODERN HEALTHCARE views the International Hospital Federation and its upcoming congress in Melbourne as a way for the magazine to introduce itself to the world healthcare community. We hope this will lead to more frequent international coverage.
The IHF is a valuable forum for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices and discussing the latest trends in healthcare. The managerial skill sets, available funding and commitment vary from nation to nation, but all IHF members are determined to improve the health, fitness and living conditions of their citizens. We look forward to monitoring the progress in meeting those worthy goals.
A number of our staff members worked especially hard on this issue. Greg Rodewald and Kathleen Harkness assigned and edited the stories, while Keith Horist and Jason C. Warholic handled graphics. Reporters Karen Pallarito in New York and Charlotte Snow in Chicago helped me develop the issue.
We are interested in your opinions. Let us know what you like and dislike about the magazine and how we can improve our international coverage.
Clark W. Bell