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Kansas governor seen as top choice in health post
New York Times, February 19, 2009
WellPoint will fund insurance database
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2009
Grady Memorial Hospital, Fulton County near deal on needed information
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 19, 2009
Washington doctors' group fights MRSA screening bill
Seattle Times, February 19, 2009
Loudon County, VA, board won't revisit Broadlands hospital
Washington Post, February 19, 2009

Spotlight: Study: Massachusetts Health Reform is a Failed Model In a study released Wednesday, two organizations say the Massachusetts health system is a failure and national policymakers should not look to that model as a possible solution. Instead, they propose a single-payer "Medicare for all" system as a better alternative. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Kansas governor seen as top choice in health post
New York Times, February 19, 2009

New U.S. health insurance program envisioned
Reuters/Yahoo News, February 19, 2009

Stimulus makes Cobra coverage a better bet
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2009
Health Plans
WellPoint will fund insurance database
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2009

VEBA not resolved in tentative UAW deals
Detroit Free Press, February 18, 2009
Business
Grady Memorial Hospital, Fulton County near deal on needed information
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 19, 2009

Three of the nation's largest nursing unions merge
Dallas Morning News, February 19, 2009

Survey: New Jersey hospitals are hurting
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19, 2009

Chicago-based Norwegian American Hospital trimming 42 jobs
Chicago Tribune, February 19, 2009

Union wants Beth Israel to reevaluate ties with stockbroker
Boston Globe, February 19, 2009

South Carolina hospital partnership deal set to close in May
The State, February 18, 2009
State/Local Government
Washington doctors' group fights MRSA screening bill
Seattle Times, February 19, 2009

Loudon County, VA, board won't revisit Broadlands hospital
Washington Post, February 19, 2009

Doctors urge against Nevada Medicaid cuts
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, February 19, 2009

Medical centers battle over proposed Alabama hospital
Birmingham News, February 18, 2009

St. Bernard Parish hospital board action delayed
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 18, 2009
Technology
New Massachusetts eHealth subsidiary will fund expansion
Boston Globe, February 19, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Quality: A Perception Gap?
Leaders in the healthcare quality arena are a positive bunch when it comes to their assessments of their organizations, according to the quality portion of our survey. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

Lead Time Blog: Is $19 Billion on Healthcare IT Well-Spent?
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains one of the largest government injections into healthcare since LBJ decided Medicare and Medicaid would be a good idea. Healthcare itself gets $147 billion, the largest chunk put into Medicaid, notes HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 17, 2009

Commentary: Instant Information: The Real Appeal of Social Networking
For people who have followed the evolution of social networking sites, Henry Ford Health System's use of Twitter to provide real-time surgical updates from the operating room has made Health 2.0 history. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
February 17, 2009

Commentary: No Debate: Patients = Consumers
Embracing consumerism is becoming one of those "get over it" moments for healthcare professionals. You can resist the notion all you want; the fact is patients more and more see themselves as consumers. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 17, 2009





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