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Daschle will lead healthcare overhaul
New York Times, December 12, 2008
Minnesota bill would expand law on medical disclosure
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 12, 2008
Economic package to include health tech
AP/Yahoo News, December 12, 2008
Pursuing charitable mission leaves a Chicago hospital struggling
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 12, 2008
Aetna Awarded Dubai Health Management Contract
Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media, December 12, 2008

Spotlight: ED Overcrowding a Patient Safety Issue A new study that surveys 3,562 emergency department clinicians in 65 hospitals raises concerns about the safety of critically ill patients who are parked in hallways and denied timely care in overcrowded EDs. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Daschle will lead healthcare overhaul
New York Times, December 12, 2008

Economic package to include health tech
AP/Yahoo News, December 12, 2008
State/Local Government
Minnesota bill would expand law on medical disclosure
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 12, 2008

UPMC zoning changes approved
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 11, 2008

Alabama health officials delay vote on Hoover hospital amendment
Birmingham News, December 11, 2008
Business
Pursuing charitable mission leaves a Chicago hospital struggling
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 12, 2008

Buyer for Seattle-based Group Health's Eastside hospital campus backs out
Seattle Times, December 12, 2008

Eastern Connecticut Health Network, CIGNA reach agreement in principle
Hartford Courant, December 12, 2008

Prescription for healthcare REITs: Short-term pain
Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 12, 2008

Boca Raton (FL) Community Hospital lays off workers
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 11, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Aetna plans to help Dubai launch care network
AP/CNNMoney.com, December 12, 2008
Legal
Hospitals sue Pennsylvania governor over malpractice insurance funding
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 12, 2008

Jury awards $7.5 million more to former Kaiser doctor
AP/San Jose Mercury News, December 12, 2008

Suit alleges that Medtronic tried to entice doctors to use its devices
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 12, 2008

$9 million award for Illinois hospital antibiotic death
Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2008
Health Plans
Number of Georgians without health insurance likely to grow
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 12, 2008

Audit questions Wisconsin Medicaid payments, software delay
AP/Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2008
Commentary
Commentary: Where have all the doctors gone?
New York Times, December 12, 2008
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Commentary: No Harry and Louise This Time
America's Health Insurance Plans has joined a growing list of stakeholders to propose healthcare reforms, which shows they are working together this time around. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 10, 2008

Audio: Women's Health
Lisa Slama, PhD, consultant with Sg2, talks about expanding the scope of women's health service lines and considers the market's potential for growth in the near future. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
December 11, 2008

Commentary: Twitter a Healthcare Marketing Tool? Maybe.
The moment I heard about the social networking site Twitter I was skeptical. And although it's good for reporters to be skeptical, we're supposed to know a little something about subjects before we express that skepticism. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
December 10, 2008

Contributed Feature: Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform?
Healthcare reform will likely be one of the top priorities President-elect Barack Obama and his administration tackles in the next couple of years. HealthLeaders Media contributor David Osborn discusses how U.S. hospitals can prepare for the next administration's healthcare reform policies. David Osborn, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
December 5, 2008





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