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Top-rated hospitals continue to deliver better care
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 1, 2008
HHS Secretary seeks expanded use of electronic health records
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 1, 2008
Florida governor proposes outreach health program for poor uninsured
Miami Herald, February 1, 2008
Missouri health center planning to outsource ER physician staff
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 31, 2008
PA-based insurer's CEO says Blues deal could hurt competition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2008

Spotlight: Open for Business Launching a new clinic or private practice must give partners and practitioners a tremendous sense of accomplishment. With this in mind, I wonder what it must feel like to be U.S. Navy Commander Dan Cornwell, FACHE. Read More

Today's Sections

Trends
Top-rated hospitals continue to deliver better care
HealthDay/Washington Post, February 1, 2008

Seattle-area healthcare 'checkup' finds room for improvement
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 1, 2008
Technology
HHS Secretary seeks expanded use of electronic health records
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 1, 2008
State/Local Government
Florida governor proposes outreach health program for poor uninsured
Miami Herald, February 1, 2008

Bill: Atlanta hospital board member can't be CEO
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 1, 2008

Philadelphia mayor brokers deal to allow Fox Chase expansion
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2008

Upgrades at Washington, DC, hospital detailed
Washington Post, February 1, 2008
Business
Missouri health center planning to outsource ER physician staff
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 31, 2008

Wisconsin systems to begin affiliation talks
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 1, 2008

Missouri-based system to sever contract with UnitedHealthcare
Kansas City Star, January 31, 2008

Vanderbilt bans most gifts from drug firms
The Tennessean, January 31, 2008
Health Plans
PA-based insurer's CEO says Blues deal could hurt competition
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 31, 2008

Child coverage expands in Wisconsin
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 1, 2008

Ohio bill would extend health insurance coverage
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 31, 2008

Ohio AG wants poor to pay same for care as insurance companies
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 31, 2008

Video: Claims Editing Help
Scouring claims can prevent battles with payers. Plus reports on Wal-Mart's health clinics, judging effectiveness of treatments, and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
January 31, 2008

Commentary: A Stagnant Seven Years?
For Americans who listened to President George W. Bush give his final State of the Union speech Monday night, it was the same old story when it comes to healthcare. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
January 31, 2008

Contributed Feature: Tackling the Challenge of Physician-Hospital Relations (Part I)
In this two-part series, we provide a step-by-step approach to help medical staff leaders improve physician-hospital relations. William K. Cors, MD, for HealthLeaders Media
January 31, 2008

Audio: Why Physicians Leave
Brian McCartie, regional VP with Cejka Search, discusses physician turnover trends based on Cejka's annual physician retention survey. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
January 28, 2008





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