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Errors delay BlueCross of Tennessee's release of doctor data
The Tennessean, March 11, 2008
Nurses to strike some Sutter affiliates in California
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2008
As population grows older, geriatricians grow scarce
Washington Post, March 11, 2008
Seattle-area hospitals go greener to improve bottom line
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 11, 2008
China thinks small in prescription for healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 11, 2008

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Today's Sections

From AMGA
Part-Time Problems
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, March 10, 2008

Tracking Disparities
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, March 10, 2008

Health Plans
Errors delay BlueCross of Tennessee's release of doctor data
The Tennessean, March 11, 2008

In Oregon, healthcare for the lucky
Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2008

WellPoint cuts its outlook, sending shivers through shares of insurers
New York Times, March 11, 2008

Insurers pressed to pay more for prostheses
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 11, 2008
Business
Nurses to strike some Sutter affiliates in California
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2008

New medical center in West Palm Beach, FL to focus on children's care
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 10, 2008

Reprieve short-lived, Washington county low-income clinic to close for good
The Olympian, March 10, 2008
Physicians
As population grows older, geriatricians grow scarce
Washington Post, March 11, 2008

UNC medical schools to expand enrollment
Raleigh News & Observer, March 10, 2008
Trends
Seattle-area hospitals go greener to improve bottom line
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 11, 2008

New ways to manage health data
Washington Post, March 11, 2008

Health views differ along ethnic lines
AP/Yahoo News, March 11, 2008

North Carolina health system tries to give ICU patients a dose of quiet
Raleigh News & Observer, March 10, 2008

More schools offer expanded health centers
Cincinnati Enquirer, March 10, 2008
Global Healthcare News
China thinks small in prescription for healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 11, 2008

Survey: 14,000 patients rejected in Japan
USA Today, March 11, 2008
State/Local Government
Audits of drug programs for California healthcare providers sought
Los Angeles Times, March 11, 2008
Federal Government
GOP Senate candidate seeks tax rebates for healthcare
Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2008
Legal
Lawsuit over man's death puts use of agency nurses in spotlight
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 10, 2008

Parents of Florida boy killed by hospital error hope to prevent similar accidents
AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, March 10, 2008

Contributed Feature: The Executive's Guide to Value-Based Purchasing
One of your hospital's payers has just notified you that it plans to withhold $1 million annually in reimbursement. The hospital may have a chance to regain some of that money, but only if you hit certain quality benchmarks and can demonstrate performance that exceeds that of your competition. Welcome to the reality of the proposed Value-Based Purchasing program. Samantha Collier, MD, MBA, for HealthLeaders Media
March 7, 2008

Video: Unexpected IT Costs
Learn from those who've learned from experience. Plus, news on upcoming Medicare audits and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
March 6, 2008

Magazine: Let's See Some ID
Mount Sinai builds a secure patient-hospital connection using card technology. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2008

Commentary: The Fish Stinks from its Head
Hospital leaders and their boards generally recognize that the board’s role is shifting. Boards no longer swoop in quarterly to check financial status and go on their merry way. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
March 7, 2008





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