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Healthcare industry in talks to shape policy
New York Times, February 20, 2009
Massachusetts-based Partners Healthcare, Inc. loses $185 million in quarter
Boston Globe, February 20, 2009
ER doctors condemn University of Chicago plan to divert patients
Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2009
Cleveland-based MetroHealth to adjust fees to steer people away from ER
Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 19, 2009
Fairfax (VA) Medical Center to sell for $13.2 million
Washington Business Journal, February 20, 2009

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Healthcare industry in talks to shape policy
New York Times, February 20, 2009
Business
Massachusetts-based Partners Healthcare, Inc. loses $185 million in quarter
Boston Globe, February 20, 2009

Cleveland-based MetroHealth to adjust fees to steer people away from ER
Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 19, 2009

Fairfax (VA) Medical Center to sell for $13.2 million
Washington Business Journal, February 20, 2009

Community Health reports profit above forecasts
AP/Forbes.com, February 20, 2009
Physicians
ER doctors condemn University of Chicago plan to divert patients
Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2009

Scope of care coordination daunting for physicians treating Medicare patients
Center for Studying Health System Change, February 19, 2009

Illinois radiologist shocked by conditions in Gaza
Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2009
Health Plans
UAW rejects stock for VEBA
Detroit Free Press, February 20, 2009

Minnesota clinic offers free visit for its laid-off patients
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 20, 2009

Costs for individual health plans soar
USA Today, February 20, 2009

Regulators bar WellCare from new enrollments
Hartford Courant, February 20, 2009
State/Local Government
Healthcare tax break clears Oklahoma committee
USA Today, February 20, 2009

Connecticut insurers propose health reform plan
Hartford Courant, February 20, 2009
Hospital News
Massachusetts General Hospital faulted for delaying contagion alert
Boston Globe, February 20, 2009
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Industry Survey 2009: Marketing: Shifting Responsibilities
Right now, many healthcare marketing leaders' days may be filled with traditional public relations and advertising chores. But according to our annual survey, those leaders think that's going to change—dramatically—in the next three years. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 2009

Commentary: Avoid the Garbage
Physicians often ignore communications from health insurers, but a combination of targeted outreach and patient engagement could improve patient compliance with appropriate tests and medications. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 18, 2009

Commentary: Earth-Friendly Can Mean Budget-Friendly, Too
Rob Lester, director of food and nutrition services at HCA’s two-hospital Ocala (FL) Health system, was looking over his cafeteria spreadsheets in early 2008 when he had an epiphany. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
February 18, 2009

Commentary: OK, We're on Facebook. Now What?
Everybody’s talking about social media, but it’s hard to find examples of how hospitals can use it to build their brand, create buzz, and educate patients. But one hospital is getting it right. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
February 18, 2009





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