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Mass General cuts 200 jobs
Boston Globe, September 18, 2008
Google and Microsoft look to change healthcare
New York Times, September 18, 2008
St. John's Mercy Medical Center focus is on efficiency
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 17, 2008
Outages weigh on hospitals, agencies, patients in need
Cincinnati Enquirer, September 18, 2008
Family sues L.A. hospital over disappearance of disabled man
Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2008

Spotlight: More Hospitals Offering Alternative Therapies—Are You? A new survey by American Hospital Association subsidiary Health Forum shows that a growing number of hospitals are offering complementary and alternative medical services. Is your hospital part of this trend? Read More

Today's Sections

Hospital News
Mass General cuts 200 jobs
Boston Globe, September 18, 2008

Outages weigh on hospitals, agencies, patients in need
Cincinnati Enquirer, September 18, 2008

St. John's Mercy Medical Center focus is on efficiency
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 17, 2008

Children's Hospital Boston gets donation
Boston Globe, September 18, 2008

Family sues L.A. hospital over disappearance of disabled man
Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2008
Marketing
Vanderbilt Medical Center, Predators sign sponsorship deal
The Tennessean, September 18, 2008

Medical device ads criticized on Capitol Hill
Yahoo News, September 18, 2008
Technology
Google and Microsoft look to change healthcare
New York Times, September 18, 2008

Large study backs effectiveness of 'virtual' colonoscopies
USA Today, September 18, 2008
Federal Government
Hospice faces cuts in Medicare reimbursements
Orlando Sentinel, September 18, 2008
Health Plans
Anthem Blue Cross Colorado earns top NCQA rating
Denver Post, September 18, 2008

Insurance giants have own ideas on reform
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 17, 2008
Physicians
Commentary: Defensive medicine gets offensive
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 18, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Medical emergencies facing rural Uganda
The Guardian, September 18, 2008

FDA blocks generic drugs from Indian company
Hartford Courant, September 18, 2008
Leadership
Aurora executive to retire Dec. 31
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, September 18, 2008

Commentary: 2012 Vision: The Future of Healthcare Marketing
As the annual Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development conference gets underway this week, organizers are looking to the future, asking what their customers will want in 2012 and beyond. Can you say the same? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
September 17, 2008

Commentary: What Medicare Beneficiaries Don't Know May Hurt Them
A recent Senate hearing and a study highlighted problems Medicare is having communicating and educating its beneficiaries. Medicare reportedly isn't doing a good job with either its help line or Web site. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
September 17, 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

Commentary: Maintain Your Focus
When you're in charge of a hospital that is working to improve its quality and patient safety, you need to be focused. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
September 11, 2008





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