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Number of U.S. primary care doctors down
AP/Yahoo News, February 13, 2008
Blue Cross of California halts letters amid furor
Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2008
Pennsylvania panel aims to transform chronic-care delivery
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13, 2008
Care, cost stressed in Rhode Island initiative
Boston Globe, February 13, 2008
Halyard Capital Closes Acquisition of HCPro, Inc.
HCPro, Inc., February 13, 2008

Spotlight: Which Came First, the MRI or the Inflation? Like the chicken-and-egg conundrum, healthcare has its own longstanding riddle: Does technology lower costs or raise them? In search of an answer, I spent an afternoon poring through an exhaustive federal report. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Number of U.S. primary care doctors down
AP/Yahoo News, February 13, 2008

Study: Older men with prostate cancer can delay treatment
AP/USA Today, February 13, 2008
Health Plans
Blue Cross of California halts letters amid furor
Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2008

Care, cost stressed in Rhode Island initiative
Boston Globe, February 13, 2008

Colorado Senate passes bill to cover children's healthcare needs
Denver Business Journal, February 12, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania panel aims to transform chronic-care delivery
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 13, 2008
Business
Halyard Capital Closes Acquisition of HCPro, Inc.
HCPro, Inc., February 13, 2008

A second Los Angeles hospital could close
Los Angeles Times, February 13, 2008

Only hospital in Lancaster, TX, to close its doors
Dallas Morning News, February 13, 2008

Accrediting bodies build patient trust
Kansas City Star, February 12, 2008
Trends
Poll gauges South Florida's views on healthcare
Miami Herald, February 13, 2008

Nashville-based college receives millions for nursing program
The Tennessean, February 13, 2008

Americans spend more to treat spine woes
New York Times, February 13, 2008
Legal
North Carolina-based system appeals approval of CMC-Union expansion
Charlotte Business Journal, February 12, 2008

South Miami surgeon to give up his medical license
Miami Herald, February 13, 2008

Audio: IT's Safety Impact
Nir Menachemi discusses a study he led at Florida State University that considered IT's impact on patient safety at 98 Florida hospitals. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
February 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: Going Live with Electronic Health Records: A Guide for Private Physicians
Contributor David R. Donnersberger, Jr., MD, offers practical suggestions for EMR implementation. David R. Donnersberger, Jr., MD, for HealthLeaders Media
February 12, 2008

Video: Alternative Means
Integrative medicine may boost patient satisfaction, but will it boost income? Plus, reports on ED overcrowding and paying for propofol. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
February 7, 2008

Commentary: Hospitals in Permanent Decline?
Compared to 20 years ago, hospitals face enormous business headwinds: the development of alternative sites of care, reimbursement cuts, the inability to collect from patients...the list goes on and on. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 11, 2008





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