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Consensus emerging on universal healthcare
Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2008
Many experts say healthcare system inefficient, wasteful
Washington Post, December 1, 2008
Philadelphia transplant programs risk losing U.S. funds
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 1, 2008
New program helps Howard County, MD, spot coverage gaps
Washington Post, December 1, 2008
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. jumps into Web
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 1, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Consensus emerging on universal healthcare
Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2008

Obama to broaden role of genetics in medical care
AP/Yahoo News, December 1, 2008
Finance
Many experts say healthcare system inefficient, wasteful
Washington Post, December 1, 2008

Philadelphia transplant programs risk losing U.S. funds
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 1, 2008

Hidden cost of a buyout
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 1, 2008
State/Local Government
New program helps Howard County, MD, spot coverage gaps
Washington Post, December 1, 2008

Planners vote yes on new HCA Virginia hospital
Washington Post, December 1, 2008
Health Plans
UnitedHealth Group, Inc. jumps into Web
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 1, 2008

Florida's number of uninsured children climbs
AP/Miami Herald, December 1, 2008

Seniors face gap in health insurance
The Tennessean, December 1, 2008
Physicians
Some doctors may drop costly vaccines
Boston Globe, December 1, 2008

Doctors ditch drug samples to avoid influencing treatment
USA Today, December 1, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Taiwan firms head for China to make money on hospitals
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 1, 2008

Europe accuses drug makers of padding healthcare costs
New York Times, December 1, 2008

Iraqi doctors come to United States for training, fellowship
AP/Yahoo News, December 1, 2008
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Magazine: An EMR's ROI
After weathering initial resistance, a San Antonio physician practice finds financial returns in electronic records. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Magazine: The State of the HIO
A new survey finds a growing number of health information organizations are showing positive financial returns, but significant challenges remain. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2008

Audio: Global Winner on Teamwork
Chatree Duangnet, MD, CEO of Bangkok Hospital, talks about leading his system through changing from regional to international accreditation standards. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 11, 2008

Contributed Feature: Service Line Management: Three Principles That Separate the Winners from the Losers
Three key strategies to effective service line management are skillful leadership, clear goals and accountability, and results measurement. Unfortunately, those are the areas that hospitals and health systems struggle with the most, says HealthLeaders contributor Keith T. Pryor. Keith T. Pryor, for HealthLeaders Media
November 21, 2008





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