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Minnesota hospitals hit hard by bond markets
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 19, 2008
Insurer urges computerized prescriptions at Massachusetts hospitals
Boston Globe, February 19, 2008
Timely cancer diagnosis linked to insurance status
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 19, 2008
Providing care for uninsured more daunting than expected in MD county
Washington Post, February 19, 2008
Healthcare reform must include IT issues, group says
PC World, February 19, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Minnesota hospitals hit hard by bond markets
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 19, 2008

Seattle Children's Hospital gets $1 million from Gates Foundation
Puget Sound (WA) Business Journal, February 19, 2008

Georgia Shriners Hospitals help state with free pediatric care
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 19, 2008
Health Plans
Insurer urges computerized prescriptions at Massachusetts hospitals
Boston Globe, February 19, 2008
Trends
Timely cancer diagnosis linked to insurance status
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 19, 2008

Advocates battle for medical interpreters in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, February 19, 2008

Next wave of medical tourists might include the insured
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), February 19, 2008

For patients, more comfort and a bigger dose of respect
New York Times, February 19, 2008
State/Local Government
Providing care for uninsured more daunting than expected in MD county
Washington Post, February 19, 2008

Indiana docs, hospitals to get payment break for malpractice fund
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 19, 2008

Iowa governor announces his own healthcare proposal
Des Moines Globe Gazette, February 19, 2008

Counties' vote on Atlanta hospital's power shift nears
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 19, 2008

Massachusetts health plan rates may rise by 14 percent
Boston Globe, February 19, 2008
Technology
Healthcare reform must include IT issues, group says
PC World, February 19, 2008

E-mails improve patient-surgeon communication
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 19, 2008
Finance
Medicare won't pay hospitals for errors
AP/Yahoo News, February 19, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Iraqi medical system wrecked by war
AP/Washington Post, February 19, 2008

Commentary: The Dog Ate My BlackBerry
Earlier this month, I escaped to the beach with my husband and his BlackBerry. The BlackBerry and I did everything together. We read books on the beach, drank fruity drinks, and dined at water's edge. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
February 15, 2008

Magazine: The Battle for the Kids
With two children's hospitals already in place, the Orlando pediatric market is about to get even more crowded. Will there be enough patients to go around? John Commins, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2008

Contributed Feature: Open the Door to Foreign Health Professionals
Legislators need to act now to provide legal immigration for much needed nurses and physicians, says contributor Susan Nowakowski, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare. When Congress declined to act on illegal immigration, it also walked away from a broken and dysfunctional system of legal immigration. Susan Nowakowski, for HealthLeaders Media
February 14, 2008

Audio: What's Coming in 2008
As a healthcare management consultant, Barry Calogero helps healthcare organizations plan for the future. In this interview, Barry discusses his predictions for healthcare in 2008 and beyond. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
February 15, 2008





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