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System being designed to help hospitals figure out if patients will pay
Dallas Morning News, December 12, 2007
Pennsylvania senate OKs dollars for doctors, but not for health insurance
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2007
Keeping patients from landing back in the hospital
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 12, 2007
Washington, DC, effort to license drug sellers advances
Washington Post, December 12, 2007
Cardiac care plan sparks turf war in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, December 11, 2007

Spotlight: Top Leadership Teams: Improving Satisfaction Fred Gaschen, executive vice president, discusses how Radiological Associates of Sacramento improved satisfaction among patients, referring physicians, and employees. Radiological Associates is a 2007 winner of The Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare. Listen Now

Today's Sections

Business
System being designed to help hospitals figure out if patients will pay
Dallas Morning News, December 12, 2007

Cardiac care plan sparks turf war in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, December 11, 2007

Can Catholic ethics withstand two hospitals' consolidation?
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 12, 2007

Proposal for new Illinois hospital advances
Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2007

Forum to discuss Cleveland medical center's uncompensated care, deficit
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 12, 2007

Ohio hospitals' charity care draws scrutiny
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 12, 2007
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania senate OKs dollars for doctors, but not for health insurance
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2007

Minnesota House Republicans want more competition in healthcare
AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 12, 2007
Trends
Keeping patients from landing back in the hospital
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 12, 2007

Group warns that nurses face health risks from chemical exposure
San Francisco Chronicle, December 12, 2007

Hospitals open doors to NFL retirees
Baltimore Sun, December 12, 2007
Pharmaceutical
Washington, DC, effort to license drug sellers advances
Washington Post, December 12, 2007

FDA reviews two major heartburn drugs
Boston Globe, December 12, 2007
Legal
New Jersey hospital agrees to pay $7.5 million to settle fraud case
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2007

Maryland court rulings could allow government aid for thousands of seniors
The Baltimore Sun, December 11, 2007
Health Plans
Some Iowa doctors resist insurers' Medicare Advantage plans
Des Moines Register, December 11, 2007
Technology
Alert device a doctor's best friend
The Indianapolis Star, December 11, 2007

Commentary: Fresh Pain for Healthcare Providers, Too
Depending on whether you believe the hype or not, there are up to 47 million uninsured in this country. When they get sick, they go to your emergency room. For years, you have taken care of them and written off their debts. So you've been training people not to pay for years, and now it's coming back to bite you with a vengeance. You can't afford to do that anymore--and for that, you're the villain. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 10, 2007

Contributed Feature: PHRs Fulfill Consumer Needs for Data Access and Control
The PHR can fill a big information gap, says contributor Jodi Amendola. Jodi Amendola, for HealthLeaders News
December 11, 2007

Video: Weeding Out the Weak
Banish mediocrity, boost morale, build success. [Powered by TWL Knowledge Group. Plus the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 6, 2007

Audio: An Open Book
Paul Levy, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, launched an online blog last year. In this interview, Paul discusses transparency and why, as a hospital CEO, he thinks more communication is better communication. He was interviewed by Molly Rowe, senior editor, for HealthLeaders Media. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
November 29, 2007





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