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Pennsylvania aid for malpractice insurance up in air
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 17, 2008
Latest EMR bill differs from Energy and Commerce plan
NextGov, September 16, 2008
Rising foe defies hospitalsí war on superbugs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 17, 2008
BlueCross of Tennessee launches online physician database
The Tennessean, September 17, 2008
St. Bernard Parish may create new hospital board
New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 17, 2008

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Today's Sections

Health Plans
BlueCross of Tennessee launches online physician database
The Tennessean, September 17, 2008

Taxpayers foot bill for 75% of Nashville councilís healthcare benefit
The Tennessean, September 17, 2008

UAW members ratify contract with Michigan Blue Cross
AP/Chicago Tribune, September 17, 2008
Leadership
St. Bernard Parish may create new hospital board
New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 17, 2008

Chicago-area hospital operator names new CEO
Chicago Tribune, September 17, 2008
Hospital News
Rising foe defies hospitalsí war on superbugs
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 17, 2008

Hospitals reach out to community to stop sickness before it starts
Kansas City Star, September 16, 2008
State/Local Government
Pennsylvania aid for malpractice insurance up in air
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 17, 2008
Technology
Pfizer launches new Web site on medication safety
USA Today, September 17, 2008
Trends
TV also sends health messages
USA Today, September 17, 2008
Business
Clarian Health details plans for hospital in Fishers, IN
Indianapolis Star, September 17, 2008
Federal Government
Elizabeth Edwards discouraged by healthcare focus
AP/Yahoo News, September 17, 2008

Nevadaís Democratic senators discuss healthcare
San Francisco Chronicle, September 17, 2008

Latest EMR bill differs from Energy and Commerce plan
NextGov, September 16, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Cerner adds first client hospital in Latin America
Kansas City Star, September 16, 2008

Commentary: Warning Signs
Healthcare is a tough market to stay ahead of, analysis-wise. With the lack of a clear financial direction for the industry as a whole, I want to see what recent news portends for the healthcare industry. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 15, 2008

Commentary: Smoking Ban a Case Study in Unintended Consequences
The tiny borough of Aspinwall, PA, has a new problem with unwanted smoke, and the source of that problem is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Saint Margaret. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 15, 2008

Magazine: The Year of the Deal
Two unusual acquisitions mark a period of transformation at nonprofit Novant Health. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
September 2008

Audio: Increase Member Satisfaction
Stan Nowak, CEO of Silverlink, discusses the importance of member communication and how healthcare companies can learn from consumer industries. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 3, 2008





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