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AMA, others suing Aetna, Cigna over payments
AP/Forbes.com, February 10, 2009
Lobbying war ensues over digital health data
Washington Post, February 10, 2009
Pfizer to disclose payments to doctors
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2009
HHS candidate draws fire, fights back
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2009
University of Chicago emergency room to get more selective
Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2009

Spotlight: Consensus and Conflict Revealed Leaders set Top 3 priorities. CEOs cite most difficult specialists. Quality leaders list barriers to quality care. Leaders assess themselves and colleagues. Your healthcare wishes. Why you would or would not encourage child to pursue healthcare career. Results of HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009

Today's Sections

Physicians
AMA, others suing Aetna, Cigna over payments
AP/Forbes.com, February 10, 2009

Pfizer to disclose payments to doctors
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2009

How to help patients make wiser health choices
AP/Yahoo News, February 10, 2009

FDA to place new limits on prescriptions of narcotics
New York Times, February 10, 2009
Federal Government
Lobbying war ensues over digital health data
Washington Post, February 10, 2009

HHS candidate draws fire, fights back
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2009

Senate to vote on stimulus bill
Washington Post, February 10, 2009
Business
University of Chicago emergency room to get more selective
Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2009

Worst-case budget might put Louisiana charity hospitals at risk
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 9, 2009
State/Local Government
Nevada lawmakers oppose closing Consumer Health Assistance office
Reno Gazette Journal, February 10, 2009

Donated land for Louisiana hospital chosen
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 9, 2009
Hospital News
Rapist's background checks 'came back clear,' medical staffing agency says
Los Angeles Times, February 10, 2009

Neighbors fear new Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh traffic gridlock
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 9, 2009
Technology
New devices track patients who wander
Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2009

Northern CA workers' personnel data stolen
Sacramento Bee, February 9, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Palestinians stop paying Israeli hospitals for Gaza and West Bank patients
New York Times, February 10, 2009
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Audio: Industry Survey 2009: HealthLeaders Editor Round Table
HealthLeaders Media Editors react to the findings of the Industry Survey 2009. HealthLeaders Media
February 9, 2009

Audio: Industry Survey 2009: Physician Reaction
Richard W. Schwartz, MD, MBA, professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, analyzes results from the HealthLeaders Media Physician Leaders Survey. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
February 9, 2009

Commentary: Limited Resources=Difficult Decisions
Limited resources mean that healthcare CEOs are forced to make some heart-wrenching decisions like cutting services because they can no longer afford to provide them. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
February 6, 2009

Contributed Feature: Receiverships: A Practical (and Perhaps Less Expensive) Alternative to Bankruptcy
As credit markets remain tight and more defaults by healthcare companies occur, secured creditors look for less expensive alternatives to bankruptcy. An alternative to the lengthy and expensive process of bankruptcy is the state law remedy of receiverships. This article examines the pros and cons of such an approach. Joseph A. Sowell and John C. Tishler, for HealthLeaders Media
February 9, 2009





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