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With nudge by Kennedy, Medicare bill passes
Washington Post, July 10, 2008
Drug industry to announce revised code on marketing
New York Times, July 10, 2008
Texas hospital investigates 17 blood thinner overdoses
CNN.com, July 9, 2008
Group calls for zero tolerance of doctor bullies
AP/Yahoo News, July 10, 2008
Children's Hospital of Alabama seeks OK for half-billion dollar expansion
Birmingham News, July 10, 2008

Spotlight: What's the Word? Providers have long depended on consumer word-of-mouth, but global hospitals have to get real first-hand accounts to target populations thousands of miles away. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
With nudge by Kennedy, Medicare bill passes
Washington Post, July 10, 2008

CDC's e-cards spread health information
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 10, 2008
Physicians
Drug industry to announce revised code on marketing
New York Times, July 10, 2008
Hospital News
Texas hospital investigates 17 blood thinner overdoses
CNN.com, July 9, 2008

New York hospitals have high rate of surgical infections
AP/NewsDay, July 9, 2008

Group calls for zero tolerance of doctor bullies
AP/Yahoo News, July 10, 2008
State/Local Government
Prince George's County, MD, Hospital Authority embarks on tough mission
Washington Post, July 10, 2008

Grant to provide mental-health care in Lake County, OH, emergency rooms
Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 10, 2008
Business
Children's Hospital of Alabama seeks OK for half-billion dollar expansion
Birmingham News, July 10, 2008

Officials furious over Atlanta hospital CEO's deal
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 10, 2008

Two Loudon County, VA, clinics for the poor to consider merging
Washington Post, July 10, 2008

Mercy Medical Center takes over Dallas County, IA, hospital
Des Moines Register, July 9, 2008
Health Plans
Problems found with consumer-directed health plans
Portland Business Journal, July 10, 2008

Blue Cross to disclose prices in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 9, 2008
Trends
Nurses step up efforts to protect against attacks
New York Times, July 10, 2008

Commentary: Vox Populi
The most remarkable aspect about the Internet is how it has morphed into one of the most free-wheeling free speech vehicles imaginable. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 8, 2008

Audio: Global Coverage
David L. Printy, president and CEO of Oasis Hospital, talks about the establishment of health coverage in the UAE. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 8, 2008

Audio: Cardio Payment Changes
Steve Blades, president of the Cardiovascular Outpatient Center Alliance, says his membership is concerned about proposed Medicare reimbursement changes. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
July 7, 2008

Magazine: The ED Stands Alone
A growing number of hospitals are considering freestanding emergency departments as a way to reach more patients and improve efficiency. But not everyone is convinced such facilities are everything they claim to be. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 2008





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