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Congress easily overrides Medicare veto
Washington Post, July 16, 2008
Massachusetts General Hospital and Emerson team up on clinic
Boston Globe, July 16, 2008
Illinois hospitals finalize $160 million merger
Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2008
BlueCross of Tennessee doctors get more time to review profiles
The Tennessean, July 16, 2008
Los Angeles County suspends 16 King-Harbor clinic employees
Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Congress easily overrides Medicare veto
Washington Post, July 16, 2008
Business
Massachusetts General Hospital and Emerson team up on clinic
Boston Globe, July 16, 2008

Illinois hospitals finalize $160 million merger
Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2008

University of Iowa names new hospital CEO
Des Moines Register, July 15, 2008
Physicians
BlueCross of Tennessee doctors get more time to review profiles
The Tennessean, July 16, 2008
State/Local Government
Los Angeles County suspends 16 King-Harbor clinic employees
Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2008

Massachusetts panel rejects ban on drug firm gifts
Boston Globe, July 16, 2008

Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins chime in on Manhattan hospital's new plan
New York Times, July 16, 2008

Georgia shows greatest improvement in patient pain policies
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 16, 2008
Leadership
Vanderbilt program to teach doctors, nurses business skills
The Tennessean, July 16, 2008
Health Plans
Administrator warns about Pennsylvania insurance merger
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 16, 2008

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, American Health Network reach accord
Indianapolis Star, July 15, 2008
Trends
Patients curb prescription spending
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 16, 2008

Expert: Healthy lifestyles can cut medical costs
Chicago Tribune, July 16, 2008

Third of elderly patients take companion to see doctor
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 16, 2008

Commentary: Writing So a 4-Year-Old Can Understand
Much of my recent reader mail has come from a column I wrote a few weeks ago on hospital pricing and how consumers will or won't make use of it. Looks like you all have some strong opinions out there. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
July 14, 2008

Commentary: Online Doctor Stalking: America's New Pastime?
We hear a lot about patient privacy and rights. But what about the healthcare provider's right to privacy? Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
July 15, 2008

Magazine: Department Focus: Quality—Safe Travels
As the population ages-and gets heavier-lifting patients is becoming more hazardous for caregivers and patients alike. Some hospitals have developed a straightforward solution: Don't do it. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: CEOs Poised to Lead a Culture Shift to Safer Patient Care
A recent national survey found that about 65% of hospital leaders have faced "a significant patient safety event in the last three years," which Ken Smithson, M.D., vice president of Clinical Improvement Services for VHA, Inc. and Linda DeWolf, president of the VHA Foundation, say can define the long-term relationship between the community and the hospital. Ken Smithson, MD, and Linda DeWolf, for HealthLeaders Media
July 9, 2008





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