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U.S. to compare medical treatments under stimulus bill
New York Times, February 16, 2009
Online health data in remission
Washington Post, February 17, 2009
HHS vacancy stalls health agenda, advocates say
Washington Post, February 17, 2009
GM presses union for cuts in healthcare
New York Times, February 17, 2009
Deadly bacteria defy drugs, alarming doctors
Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
HHS vacancy stalls health agenda, advocates say
Washington Post, February 17, 2009

U.S. to compare medical treatments under stimulus bill
New York Times, February 16, 2009

Commentary: Economic stimulus package holds a silver lining for hospitals
Sg2, February 17, 2009

Healthcare winners and losers in the stimulus package
Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2009

Healthcare coalition rises, then stalls
Yahoo News, February 17, 2009
Health Plans
GM presses union for cuts in healthcare
New York Times, February 17, 2009

Stimulus attempts to ease anxiety of health coverage
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2009
Hospital News
Deadly bacteria defy drugs, alarming doctors
Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2009

Amid nurse shortage, hospitals focus on retention
AP/Yahoo News, February 17, 2009

Zagat helps bring ratings to healthcare
New York Times, February 17, 2009

Fort Worth, TX-based JPS looks at becoming highest-level trauma center
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 13, 2009
Business
Dallas-area hospitals defend tax-exempt status, executive pay
Dallas Morning News, February 17, 2009

Cedar Rapids, IA-based Mercy Medical Center announces hiring freeze
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 17, 2009

Brownsville, PA, hospital surrenders license, closes doors
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 13, 2009

Recession weakens hospitals' capital spending projects
Dallas Morning News, February 16, 2009

UPMC shows losses, gains income, interest mixed
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 13, 2009
Technology
Online health data in remission
Washington Post, February 17, 2009

Medpedia: A collaborative Encyclopedia for healthcare
New York Times, February 17, 2009
State/Local Government
Critics: healthcare changes would burden Connecticut's poor
Hartford Courant, February 17, 2009

Fight against New Orleans medical complex continues
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 13, 2009

Increase in Maryland hospital financial aid urged
Baltimore Sun, February 13, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Systemic Discontent
That our survey of physician leaders would turn up some dissatisfaction with the healthcare system isn't all that surprising. But it's the gap between doctors and other healthcare leaders that suggests a much greater depth to physicians' discontent. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

Audio: Industry Survey 2009: HealthLeaders Editor Round Table
HealthLeaders Media Editors react to the findings of the Industry Survey 2009. HealthLeaders Media
February 9, 2009

Lead Time Blog: IRS Report is Bad News for Nonprofit Hospitals
Talk about bad timing. In the middle of a financial crisis that has heightened sensitivities about corporate tax breaks, and with Senator Charles Grassley itching to increase scrutiny of nonprofit hospitals, the IRS has released a report that found only a small minority of nonprofit hospitals provide the bulk of community benefit. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
February 13, 2009

Contributed Feature: Twelve Physician Organizational Innovations
Contributor Richard L. Reece, MD, examines 12 innovative, physician-based organizational structures that are changing the healthcare system from the bottom up. Richard L. Reece, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
February 12, 2009





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