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University of Chicago hospital to trim 7% of budget
Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2009
State of Neglect: Texas law lets hospitals hide problems
Dallas Morning News, January 12, 2009
Worst year for jobs since '45, but health services increase payroll in December
CNN Money, January 9, 2009
Unemployed squeezed on health insurance
AP/Yahoo News, January 12, 2009
Gastroenterologist shortage is forecast
New York Times, January 12, 2009

Spotlight: Practicing Medicine in the Melting Pot Physicians have a hard time communicating with patients in general—add in a language barrier and miscommunication problems can become more problematic. But that's an obstacle many physicians increasingly face. Read More

Today's Sections

Finance
University of Chicago hospital to trim 7% of budget
Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2009

Texas Health Resources, MedSynergies aim to help doctors save money
Dallas Morning News, January 12, 2009
Hospital News
State of Neglect: Texas law lets hospitals hide problems
Dallas Morning News, January 12, 2009

Pulse stronger on New Orleans ER services with new facility
New Orleans Times-Picayune, January 12, 2009

Des Moines medical center offers workers chance to retire, go part-time
Des Moines Register, January 12, 2009
Business
Worst year for jobs since '45, but health services increase payroll in December
CNN Money, January 9, 2009

SEIU merger to create healthcare 'mega-local' in California
Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2009
Health Plans
Unemployed squeezed on health insurance
AP/Yahoo News, January 12, 2009

An invitation to fix healthcare system gets crowds
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 12, 2009
Physicians
Gastroenterologist shortage is forecast
New York Times, January 12, 2009

Doctors face pressure to disclose all side pay
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 12, 2009

Texas bills seek disclosure of pharmaceutical companies' payments to doctors
Dallas Morning News, January 12, 2009
Technology
Report: U.S. health information technology falls short
Reuters/Yahoo News, January 12, 2009

$500 million sought for health data idea in Kentucky
Cincinnati Enquirer, January 9, 2009
State/Local Government
Health clinic opens in Dallas City Hall for employees, families
Dallas Morning News, January 12, 2009

New Jersey Assembly takes up inequities in prenatal care
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12, 2009

Commentary: The Fear of Information
Do U.S. hospitals generally have adverse event reporting systems in place? Yes, according to a new study. Are they actually using the data to effect improvements? Well, that's where the trouble starts. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
January 8, 2009

Commentary: 100 Ways for Hospitals, Health Systems to Twitter
Since I started posting on Twitter, I've been watching several different hospitals and health systems to see what they're up to. And, wow, are they doing some cool stuff. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 7, 2009

Contributed Feature: Key Trends and Implications for 2009
HealthLeaders contributor Steven T. Valentine discusses 10 trends that will have a significant impact on the healthcare delivery system, and where senior leaders and board members should be concentrating their efforts in the difficult year ahead. Steven T. Valentine, for HealthLeaders Media
January 9, 2009

Audio: Marketing's Role in Community Benefit Reporting
Patsy Metheny, an independent community benefit consultant, talks about the role of hospital and health system marketers in reporting community benefit activities. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 5, 2009





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