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Kaiser to cut 860 jobs after deal with IBM
San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2009
Governor Rell rejects UConn, Hartford Hospital proposal
Hartford Courant, March 17, 2009
Milton (MA) Hospital finances in a bind
Boston Globe, March 17, 2009
240 laid off at Brooklyn hospital
New York Times, March 17, 2009
Ousted North Carolina doc fights back
Raleigh News & Observer, March 16, 2009

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Today's Sections

Business
Kaiser to cut 860 jobs after deal with IBM
San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2009

240 laid off at Brooklyn hospital
New York Times, March 17, 2009

Official: Savings won't be realized with new hospital in New Orleans
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 16, 2009
State/Local Government
Governor Rell rejects UConn, Hartford Hospital proposal
Hartford Courant, March 17, 2009

Minnesota legislators make healthcare proposals
Minneapolis Star Tribune, March 17, 2009

Texas Medicaid criticized on kids' care
Dallas Morning News, March 17, 2009

Residents appeal Seattle Children's Hospital review
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 17, 2009

Nine parties interested in Pr. George's County, MD, hospitals
AP/Washington Post, March 17, 2009

Panel endorses Colorado hospital fee
Denver Post, March 16, 2009
Finance
Milton (MA) Hospital finances in a bind
Boston Globe, March 17, 2009

More patients turning to advocates to help navigate the billing system
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 16, 2009
Legal
Ousted North Carolina doc fights back
Raleigh News & Observer, March 16, 2009

Malpractice changes are a part of health debate
AP/Yahoo News, March 17, 2009

Restructuring team brought in to Maryland med center amid federal investigation
Baltimore Sun, March 16, 2009
Federal Government
Critics object to 'pseudoscience' center
Washington Post, March 17, 2009

Obama's stimulus package funds research on cutting costs
Washington Post, March 17, 2009

Senate's 'board of directors' will be key players in health reform
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 17, 2009
Physicians
Student-run free clinic in California helps fill a healthcare void
Los Angeles Times, March 17, 2009

University of South Florida launches effort for paperless prescriptions
AP/Miami Herald, March 17, 2009

E-prescribing to soar with new spending
Reuters/Yahoo News, March 17, 2009

Louisiana taking aim at doctor shopping
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 16, 2009

Commentary: Is Your Job Secure?
When it comes to today's job market, healthcare isn't a bad industry to be in. But that doesn't mean CEOs or any other senior executives should be sitting too comfortably. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
March 13, 2009

Audio: Squeezing More from Your Insurer
David Neikrug, chief executive officer of Optimatum Group LLC, talks about how companies are managing to cut their healthcare costs in ways that don't involve shifting costs directly onto employees. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
March 16, 2009

Magazine: Human Resources: Union Friendly
A confluence of economic and political factors means organized labor in healthcare could see considerable growth. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2009

Contributed Feature: The Great Deleveraging or Back to Basics?
The cause of recent problems in healthcare finance can't be explained simply by arguing that hospitals took on too much debt when debt was cheap. The real culprit, says HealthLeaders Media guest columnist Arlan Dohrmann, is too much financial complexity. Too many healthcare executives took on very complex financial instruments and misunderstood all types of risk inherent in these complex financial products. Arlan Dorhmann, for HealthLeaders Media
March 13, 2009





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