Help AnswerStat Help You

By Peter DeHaan, Ph.D.

Peter DeHaan, Publisher and Editor of AnswerStatAnswerStat magazine is an advertiser-supported magazine. That means that the ads in this magazine make it possible for us to write, design, print, and mail AnswerStat to you. You read AnswerStat because you value the content. Advertisers support AnswerStat because they know that they can reach decision makers and influencers in the telehealth call center arena.

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Thank you for helping us help you.

Peter DeHaan is the publisher and editor-in-chief of AnswerStat magazine and a passionate wordsmith. Connect with him on his personal blogs, social media sites, and newsletter, all accessible from peterdehaan.com.

[From the April/May 2009 issue of AnswerStat magazine]