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Beverly (MA) Hospital shelves plan to close natural birthing center
Boston Globe, November 19, 2008
HCA job cuts may affect 100 employees
The Tennessean, November 19, 2008
Ohio-based MetroHealth to cut 112 jobs to break even in 2009
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 18, 2008
State tries to save obstetrics at a hospital in Brooklyn
New York Times, November 19, 2008
Federal court upholds drug privacy law
New York Times, November 19, 2008

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Today's Sections

Legal
Federal court upholds drug privacy law
New York Times, November 19, 2008

Workers snooped, says University of Iowa Hospitals
Des Moines Register, November 18, 2008

Federal fraud charges against Filipino doc tossed
Associated Press, November 19, 2008
Business
Beverly (MA) Hospital shelves plan to close natural birthing center
Boston Globe, November 19, 2008

HCA job cuts may affect 100 employees
The Tennessean, November 19, 2008

Ohio-based MetroHealth to cut 112 jobs to break even in 2009
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 18, 2008

JPS to study expanding its hospital in Arlington, TX
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 18, 2008
State/Local Government
State tries to save obstetrics at a hospital in Brooklyn
New York Times, November 19, 2008

Pennsylvania Senate panel: Set limits on merged Blues
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 19, 2008

Michigan legislature asked to delay Blue Cross changes
Detroit Free Press, November 18, 2008
Federal Government
Ted Kennedy asks Hillary Clinton to head Senate healthcare team
Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2008

CEOs' top health priority: Obesity
Wall Street Journal (blog), November 19, 2008
Technology
GE, Mayo Clinic, others develop health record tech
AP/Yahoo News, November 19, 2008
Physicians
Doctors claim Glaxo dismissed worries on Avandia
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 19, 2008
Marketing
AARP orders investigation concerning its health insurance marketing
New York Times, November 19, 2008
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Commentary: Good Thing Hospitals Are Closing
This is what happens in a recession: We, as a country, retreat from our profligate ways and find new discipline that will serve us well when we come out of the economic malaise. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
November 17, 2008

Commentary: Are Your Workers Ingrates, or in the Dark on Benefits?
HR can be a thankless task, but if your employees don't understand that you're actually helping them save money and improve their lives with benefit design programs, then it is your fault. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
November 17, 2008

Magazine: Why Nurses Quit
Competitive pay and flexible scheduling are fine, but an ineffective nurse manager can cripple your nurse retention efforts. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Contributed Feature: Increasing Early Patient Payments Starts with a Change in Mindset
Hospitals and physicians interested in collecting patient payments earlier in the patient care process ought to know two very important things before providing service: how much to charge and whom to charge. Guest columnist Jorge Wong says while this demand may be challenging, it is also a unique opportunity for providers to better communicate with patients and increase their point-of-service collections. Jorge Wong, for HealthLeaders Media
November 17, 2008





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