A new editor and a major award for Medical Economics

February 10, 2012

Medical Economics provides a place to share experience and advice, which is why the Doctors' Writing Contest issue is a great time to announce a new editor-in-chief and Medical Economics' honor as Medical Marketing & Media's 2012 Brand of the Year.

I joined Medical Economics as managing editor in 2009. I've been acting editor-in-chief since September, and the 2012 Doctors' Writing Contest was the third with which I was involved. You and your colleagues tell us that the articles from this competition-offering insights into the professional lives of physicians, practice management solutions, and other topics of interest-are among the highlights of your reading experience. We really appreciate the time contributors took from their busy schedules to share their stories with you.

We're pleased to offer this year's contest winners in this issue, beginning on page 24. We'll be publishing additional entries throughout the year.

Perhaps you have an innovative way to communicate with patients, run your office, or manage relationships with colleagues. Maybe you'd like to share the story of an encounter that gave you a unique insight into doctor-patient relations. Or perhaps a legal, professional, or financial ordeal taught lessons that you can pass along to fellow physicians. Maybe an accident, illness, or family crisis changed your life or influenced the way you render care. Or perhaps your story cannot be categorized using one of those descriptions but you believe it would make for great reading.

For assistance in preparing a query or manuscript, please see our Writers' Guide at http://www.MedicalEconomics.com/writersguide.

Happy reading, and happy writing!

AN HONOR OF OUR OWN

I'm also pleased to relay that Medical Economics has been named 2012 Brand of the Year by healthcare industry publication Medical Marketing & Media, which in announcing the honor cited the value of the editorial content we provide to readers like you.

We're proud to be your source for expert advice and shared experiences that help you meet today's challenges in practice management, patient relations, malpractice, healthcare information technology, career development, and personal finance. Feel free to send me a message at lbowers@advanstar.com
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