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Feds try to cut costs of hospital errors
AP/Yahoo News, April 15, 2008
Study: Boomers to flood medical system
Associated Press, April 14, 2008
AMA calls for more physician training in response to IOM report
American Medical Association, April 15, 2008
Sutter Health's 2007 financial report reflects a 'pretty stable' company
Sacramento Bee, April 14, 2008
Factories fading, hospitals step in
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 15, 2008

Spotlight: Claims Quagmire Despite federal laws to facilitate transactions, reimbursement claims processing remains mired in a complex tangle. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Feds try to cut costs of hospital errors
AP/Yahoo News, April 15, 2008
Trends
Study: Boomers to flood medical system
Associated Press, April 14, 2008

Briefer hospitalizations are not always best, Pennsylvania study finds
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 15, 2008

Factories fading, hospitals step in
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 15, 2008
Commentary
AMA calls for more physician training in response to IOM report
American Medical Association, April 15, 2008

New twist on the old house call
Boston Globe, April 14, 2008
Business
Sutter Health's 2007 financial report reflects a 'pretty stable' company
Sacramento Bee, April 14, 2008

Tenet to sell two hospitals to USC
Los Angeles Times, April 15, 2008

Houston hospital has adopted a business approach to efficiency
Houston Chronicle, April 15, 2008
State/Local Government
Iowa legislators navigate raft of healthcare proposals
Des Moines Register, April 15, 2008

San Francisco mayor seeks better response to 911 calls
San Francisco Chronicle, April 15, 2008

Project gives safety net for healthcare that can't wait in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, April 14, 2008
Health Plans
Web service addresses health, wellness at companies
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 15, 2008

Insurers, FDA team up to find problem drugs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 15, 2008
Global Healthcare News
In Rwanda, visionary doctor is moving mountains again
Boston Globe, April 14, 2008

Commentary: Pillar Talk
Nothing makes my eyes glaze like the ubiquitous "pillars" of healthcare. At too many hospitals, they are nothing more than the rhetoric of media interviews and filler for Web sites and marketing. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
April 11, 2008

Audio: Supply Chain Management
HealthLeaders Media Finance Editor Philip Betbeze interviews Jim McManus, vice president of finance at St. Joseph Health System in Orange, CA. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2008

Contributed Feature: Estimating Problems and Potential in Employee Health Management (Part I)
The number of hospitals and integrated systems investing in employee health management is increasing all the time. Their investments may be limited to their own employees, in order to control costs and optimize workforce performance, or be focused on EHM as a revenue- or "public relations-"generating service line for other employers. Scott MacStravic, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
April 14, 2008

Video: Merger Advice
Some tips on successful hospital consolidation. Plus, a model for "urgent care light" and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
April 10, 2008





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