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GOP blocks consideration of Medicare bill
AP/Yahoo News, June 13, 2008
Texas hospital managers meet with lawyers over unions
Dallas Morning News, June 13, 2008
West Penn system taking a hard look at finances
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12, 2008
Healthcare sector is poised to keep expanding, but so are its costs
Washington Post, June 13, 2008
Blue Cross of Massachusetts plans Web access to records
Boston Globe, June 13, 2008

Spotlight: Why Haven't More Hospitals Jumped on the eICU Bandwagon? One example in Maryland shows how a hospital partnership can both improve the quality of patient care and increase access to critical-care physicians through an electronic ICU program. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
GOP blocks consideration of Medicare bill
AP/Yahoo News, June 13, 2008
Business
Texas hospital managers meet with lawyers over unions
Dallas Morning News, June 13, 2008

Healthcare sector is poised to keep expanding, but so are its costs
Washington Post, June 13, 2008

West Penn system taking a hard look at finances
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12, 2008

Connecticut-based Johnson Health Group cuts 5.8% of work force
Hartford Courant, June 13, 2008

UPMC South Side to merge with Mercy Uptown campus
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12, 2008

Florida Hospital buys into Lake Nona 'medical city'
Orlando Sentinel, June 12, 2008
Physicians
A virtual doctors lounge to open its doors
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 13, 2008
Health Plans
Blue Cross of Massachusetts plans Web access to records
Boston Globe, June 13, 2008

Study: Florida patients need HMO shield
Miami Herald, June 13, 2008

Tennessee governor signs TennCare anti-fraud bill
The Tennessean, June 13, 2008

Gingrich suggests insurance mandate for some
AP/Yahoo News, June 12, 2008
State/Local Government
North Carolina nursing advocates oppose program cuts
Raleigh News & Observer, June 12, 2008
Trends
Medical fraud a growing problem
Washington Post, June 13, 2008

AMA to consider endorsing undercover patients
AP/Yahoo News, June 13, 2008

Report: Hospitals should promote breast-feeding
AP/USA Today, June 13, 2008
Technology
Georgia picked for digitized medical records program
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 13, 2008
Legal
Japanese gangster offered $1 million for visa that would allow liver transplant at UCLA, sources say
Los Angeles Times, June 13, 2008

Commentary: The Price is Wrong
Posting retail prices for care is going about the whole consumer in healthcare equation all wrong. What people really want is to know what they, individually, are going to pay for care. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
June 9, 2008

Audio: Going Green in St. Louis
Sister Mary Jean Ryan, president and CEO of SSM Healthcare in St. Louis, talks about the system's decision to stop offering bottled water at its 20 facilities. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
June 6, 2008

Contributed Feature: Driving Practices in the Right Direction
Contributor Howard Drenth describes how an integrated practice management system reduces billing costs at a multi-specialty group. Howard Drenth, for HealthLeaders Media
June 10, 2008

Contributed Feature: Financially Successful Physicians
Did you ever wonder why two similar clinicians can have such similar practices with wildly different financial situations? Contributor David Zahaluk, MD, answers that question based on advice from prominent business management experts. David Zahaluk, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
June 12, 2008





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