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UConn Health Center proposal draws fire from two hospitals
Hartford Courant, March 16, 2009
Dissent halts ER plan at University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2009
Virginia-based Prince William Health System nears partnership
Washington Post, March 16, 2009
Study: Florida would save money by boosting primary care
Miami Herald, March 16, 2009
Stimulus Dollars Go to Medicaid, Health Clinics
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2009

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Today's Sections

Business
UConn Health Center proposal draws fire from two hospitals
Hartford Courant, March 16, 2009

Virginia-based Prince William Health System nears partnership
Washington Post, March 16, 2009
Hospital News
Dissent halts ER plan at University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune, March 16, 2009

Stimulus funds pay for added services at Massachusetts health center
Boston Globe, March 16, 2009

Bad economy leads patients to put off surgery, or rush it
New York Times, March 16, 2009

Hospitals told how to identify and handle gang members
New York Times, March 16, 2009
State/Local Government
Study: Florida would save money by boosting primary care
Miami Herald, March 16, 2009

Massachusetts faces costs of big healthcare plan
New York Times, March 16, 2009

Lawmaker wants Dallas-Fort Worth out of troubled healthcare program
Dallas Morning News, March 16, 2009
Federal Government
Stimulus Dollars Go to Medicaid, Health Clinics
Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, March 16, 2009

Democrats, GOP draw battle lines on healthcare plan
Boston Globe, March 16, 2009

Obama administration open to taxing health benefits
New York Times, March 16, 2009
Health Plans
Health insurance industry works on image makeover
AP/Yahoo News, March 16, 2009

Budget woes cut healthcare for illegal immigrants
AP/Yahoo News, March 16, 2009
Technology
Information technology holds promise for advancing healthcare
Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2009

Wyoming pushes for more long-distance healthcare
AP/USA Today, March 16, 2009

Medtronic links device for heart to 13 deaths
New York Times, March 16, 2009

Commentary: Don't Skimp on Physician Leadership Development
Physician leaders are being forced to trim operating expenditures, but they must be careful not to cut the legs out from under the organization while doing so. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 12, 2009

Audio: Solve Shortage, Save Money
Barry Arbuckle, president and CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers in Long Beach, CA, is one of three C-suite leaders joining us for the March 16 webcast: Solving Your Nurse Shortage: Long-term strategies that work. In this audio clip, he outlines successful cost-saving solutions to the shortage of nurses and nurse leaders. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Contributed Feature: Let's Heal Ourselves First
Successful ethical standards help ensure that relationships among all of healthcare's players are appropriate and transparent. Relationships between manufacturers and providers yield mutual benefits that positively affect patient outcomes. But when financial relationships that could influence decision-making are established and not disclosed, a line has been crossed that can shatter patient confidence and damage credibility in an industry that depends on maintaining trust. Richard A. Norling and Kirk O. Hanson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 12, 2009

Magazine: You're Being Watched
Patients' usage of cost and quality data has been limited. But don't let that fool you. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2009





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