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Most doctors aren't using electronic health records
New York Times, June 19, 2008
Medical mistakes no longer billable in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, June 19, 2008
Slidell (LA) Hospital's regrouping will slice off up to 35 jobs
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 19, 2008
Doctors discover ways to keep practices healthy
The Tennessean, June 19, 2008
Want an efficient hospital? Ask 'why' 1 million times
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 18, 2008

Spotlight: Databanks of the Future Eyeing "personalized medicine," leading research centers are creating vast storehouses of images and genetic information. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Most doctors aren't using electronic health records
New York Times, June 19, 2008

Doctors discover ways to keep practices healthy
The Tennessean, June 19, 2008
Health Plans
Medical mistakes no longer billable in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, June 19, 2008

CalPERS panel OKs new health benefits premiums
San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2008
Business
Slidell (LA) Hospital's regrouping will slice off up to 35 jobs
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 19, 2008

Want an efficient hospital? Ask 'why' 1 million times
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 18, 2008

Long-term care hospital now open in Kansas City
Kansas City Star, June 19, 2008

Medical complex to rise in Polk County, FL
Orlando Sentinel, June 18, 2008
State/Local Government
Governor backs plan for New Orleans hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 19, 2008

Healthcare advocates fill New Jersey budget hearing
Philadelphia Inquirer, June 19, 2008

Illinois auditors critical of healthcare department
Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2008

Kansas healthcare forums find disconnect between residents, lawmakers
Kansas City Star, June 18, 2008

Pandemic preparedness faces test in Maryland
Baltimore Sun, June 18, 2008
Global Healthcare News
AMA offers guidance to patients going abroad
Chicago Tribune, June 19, 2008
Trends
Weight-loss surgery becoming safer, Michigan registry shows
Detroit Free Press, June 19, 2008

2009 National Patient Safety Goals Major Changes Focus on Infection Control, Medication Reconciliation
Heather Comak, for Briefings on Patient Safety, June 18, 2008

Commentary: Acute Awareness of Medical Travel
Strategy, leadership, and competition are things that haven't mattered much for the majority healthcare leaders. Now comes this notion of globalization, and it flies in the face of the old saw that all healthcare is local. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
June 17, 2008

Commentary: Is the E-Prescribing Jar Half Full or 98% Empty?
A new report by the eHealth Initiative lays out, in painstaking detail, the current state of affairs in electronic prescribing. At first glance, the numbers suggest real progress. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
June 17, 2008

Magazine: A New Seat at the Table
As the focus on quality intensifies, more hospitals are adding quality officers to the C-suite. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 2008

Audio: Communicating Properly
Dexter Campinha-Bacote, MD, medical director at Aetna, talks about the reasons why health plans should create a health literacy program and the economic reasons that drive the need. Les Masterson, for Health Plan Insider
June 18, 2008





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