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Hospitals protest new California rules on patient billing
Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2008
New Orleans hospital sale hinges on price
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 15, 2008
Catholic Healthcare West reaches California labor accord
Sacramento Bee, October 15, 2008
Growing health-reform challenge for next president
AP/Yahoo News, October 15, 2008
Disappearing credit forces hospitals to delay improvements
New York Times, October 15, 2008

Spotlight: Pilot Testing A partnership with six physician practices helps a Missouri hospital test a care delivery model one patient at a time. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Hospitals protest new California rules on patient billing
Los Angeles Times, October 15, 2008

New Orleans hospital sale hinges on price
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 15, 2008

Cincinnati City Council to vote on CincyCare health plan
Business Courier of Cincinnati, October 15, 2008
Business
Catholic Healthcare West reaches California labor accord
Sacramento Bee, October 15, 2008

Disappearing credit forces hospitals to delay improvements
New York Times, October 15, 2008

East Patchogue, NY-based hospital's maternity unit closing its doors
Newsday, October 14, 2008

Report: NM ranks worst for employer health plans
AP/Yahoo! Finance, October 14, 2008
Election 2008
Growing health-reform challenge for next president
AP/Yahoo News, October 15, 2008
Global Healthcare News
More GP surgeries in England open evenings and weekends, says government
The Guardian, October 15, 2008

Family doctors in England agree new pay deal
The Guardian, October 14, 2008
Health Plans
More found to take control of own health
Des Moines Register, October 15, 2008

Cancer screenings for Medicaid patients miss targets
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 15, 2008

Cincinnati health clinics seeing more uninsured
Cincinnati Enquirer, October 14, 2008
Trends
Customer satisfaction ratings raise stakes for hospitals
The Tennessean, October 15, 2008

WellPoint, X Prize launch $10 million healthcare contest
AP/Yahoo News, October 15, 2008
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Commentary: MRSA: Your Cost Problem
When you hospital finance types got your CPA or MBA or CFA designation, you probably never thought that your job might depend on your becoming well versed on the subject of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
October 13, 2008

Commentary: Healthcare Staffing Solution a Gray Area
An advocacy group for older workers believes Gray-Americans can fill a big role in the solution to the healthcare staffing shortages that are plaguing the nation. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
October 13, 2008

Audio: The Importance of Networking
Bill Byham, chairman and CEO of Development Dimensions International, a human resource training and consulting company, discusses how the right network can help new executives avoid costly mistakes. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 10, 2008

Contributed Feature: Healthcare Crisis and Transformational Leadership
The healthcare system of this country, which has been described by most industry observers as in crisis, is poised for significant change, says contributor Larry Barnes. The effective application of information technology has been suggested as a potential mitigating factor for this anticipated crisis. Leadership competence in information technology is crucial and can be enhanced through the adoption and application of an appropriate leadership style, Barnes says. Larry Barnes, for HealthLeaders Media
October 10, 2008





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