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Minnesota hospitals strive for safety, but errors still increasing
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 16, 2009
Executive: Combining University of Alabama hospitals would help efficiency and economy
Birmingham News, January 15, 2009
Dallas-Fort Worth senator files bill to tackle Texas nursing shortage
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 15, 2009
UnitedHealth Settlements Will Improve Cost Transparency
Les Masterson and Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2009
HHS announces final timeline for transition to ICD-10-CM
Bryn Evans, CPC-A, January 16, 2009

Spotlight: Medicine at the Mall Transforming dated shopping centers into satellite campuses can help hospitals save money and expand their reach in the community. Read More

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Hospital News
Minnesota hospitals strive for safety, but errors still increasing
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 16, 2009
Business
Executive: Combining University of Alabama hospitals would help efficiency and economy
Birmingham News, January 15, 2009

Philadelphia-based cancer center cutting jobs
Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News, January 16, 2009

Iowa Health Cardiology opens site in Ankeny
Des Moines Register, January 15, 2009
State/Local Government
Dallas-Fort Worth senator files bill to tackle Texas nursing shortage
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 15, 2009

Georgia lawmakers promise fight on hospital fee
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 16, 2009

Nashville hospital budget creates rift
The Tennessean, January 16, 2009

Illinois' All Kids health program not reaching everyone eligible
Chicago Tribune, January 16, 2009
Legal
UnitedHealth Settlements Will Improve Cost Transparency
Les Masterson and Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2009

UnitedHealth to pay $350 million for settlement
New York Times, January 15, 2009

Aetna to pay $20 million settlement
Hartford Courant, January 16, 2009

Medtronic paid researcher millions
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 16, 2009

Lawsuits filed over rule that lets health workers deny care
Washington Post, January 16, 2009
Federal Government
HHS announces final timeline for transition to ICD-10-CM
Bryn Evans, CPC-A, January 16, 2009

House offers $825 billion stimulus
Washington Post, January 16, 2009

High risk medical devices escaped close review
AP/Yahoo News, January 16, 2009

Public wary of health reform trade-offs
AP/Yahoo News, January 16, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Study: Americans Can Learn from Swiss, Dutch Systems
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, January 16, 2009
Physicians
Genetic testing boosts efficacy in cancer care
USA Today, January 16, 2009

Anthem, University of Louisville OK contract
Louisville Courier-Journal, January 16, 2009
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Commentary: Obama Will Be a Boon for Rural Health
Judging by his comments on the campaign trail, and by the people he's picked for key Cabinet posts, I believe that the Obama presidency will be a boon for rural health. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
January 14, 2009

Commentary: Three Takeaways from the MHS Project—So Far
CMS' second interim report on the Medicare Health Support project provided reasons why CMS ended the project last year, but what can the disease management industry learn from the pilot? Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
January 14, 2009

Commentary: Self Help: Set Your Marketing Priorities
I'm reading three—that's right, three—self-improvement books because I want to learn how to get more done in less time. These days, doesn't everybody? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 14, 2009

Magazine: Convenient Opportunities
As retail clinic growth slows, hospitals are seeking new ways to better compete. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2009





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