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House votes to expand child health insurance
Washington Post, January 15, 2009
Illinois MRI centers to settle illegal kickback case
Chicago Tribune, January 15, 2009
Texas leads in economic impact of doctor-owned hospitals
Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2009
Surgery checklist lowers death rate
Washington Post, January 15, 2009
Boston-area hospitals tailor projects to the times
Boston Globe, January 15, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
House votes to expand child health insurance
Washington Post, January 15, 2009

Daschle's confirmation bogs down in committee
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 15, 2009

Pharma pledges support for healthcare reform efforts, but warns against price controls
AP/Yahoo News, January 15, 2009

Religious investors push companies to embrace health reform
Wall Street Journal (blog), January 15, 2009
Legal
Illinois MRI centers to settle illegal kickback case
Chicago Tribune, January 15, 2009
Business
Texas leads in economic impact of doctor-owned hospitals
Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2009

Boston-area hospitals tailor projects to the times
Boston Globe, January 15, 2009

Three Chicago-area pain centers to close
Chicago Tribune, January 15, 2009

Eastern Pennsylvania health system announces layoffs
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, January 15, 2009

HCA's TriStar unit freezes pay raises
The Tennessean, January 15, 2009

Systems make deal to run South Carolina hospital
The State, January 14, 2009
Physicians
Surgery checklist lowers death rate
Washington Post, January 15, 2009

FDA finalizes guidance on distribution of reprints
Michelle Leppert, for Pharma Compliance Alert, January 14, 2009

Stimulus includes help for doctors
AP/Yahoo News, January 15, 2009

In Hawaii, the doctor is always in—online
Ap/Yahoo News, January 15, 2009
State/Local Government
Georgia governor hits wall on new fees to fund trauma care
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 15, 2009
Hospital News
North Carolina-based Rex Healthcare posts urgent-care waiting times online
Raleigh News & Observer, January 14, 2009
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Commentary: Is Medical Travel Worth the Investment?
If the economy were one of your patients, it'd be lying unconscious in your ICU right now. The global recession is unforgiving and indiscriminate. We're all up against it. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 13, 2009

Commentary: Why Aren't All Hospitals Using Electronic Surveillance to Catch Bad Germs?
Electronic surveillance has proven to be a favorite tool among the various government agencies charged with keeping us safe. What does that have to do with healthcare? Plenty. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
January 13, 2009

Audio: Should We Expect Major Reforms in 2009?
Joe Paduda, principal at Health Strategy Associates, talks about healthcare reform, the top healthcare issue for the government to tackle, and what he expects will happen to Medicare Advantage this year. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 14, 2009

Magazine: The Case for Prevention
Allina Hospitals & Clinics hopes its outreach program to prevent heart attacks in a Minnesota town will pay dividends for the system and community alike. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2009





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