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California hospitals say first bond wasn't enough
Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2008
Contentious HCA hospital hearing in Virginia reveals deep divisions
Washington Post, October 20, 2008
Dallas County voters to decide Parkland hospital proposal's fate
Dallas Morning News, October 20, 2008
Massachusetts tweaks health insurance rules
Boston Globe, October 20, 2008
Beijing plans healthcare for everyone
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 20, 2008

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Business
California hospitals say first bond wasn't enough
Los Angeles Times, October 20, 2008

Contentious HCA hospital hearing in Virginia reveals deep divisions
Washington Post, October 20, 2008

Cincinnati-based hospital opening outpatient imaging center
Cincinnati Enquirer, October 17, 2008
State/Local Government
Dallas County voters to decide Parkland hospital proposal's fate
Dallas Morning News, October 20, 2008

Massachusetts tweaks health insurance rules
Boston Globe, October 20, 2008

Congress reacts warily to Rhode Island Medicaid overhaul
Associated Press, October 20, 2008

Healthcare plan approved in Cincinnati
Cincinnati Enquirer, October 17, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Beijing plans healthcare for everyone
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 20, 2008

Philippine city launches medical tourism campaign
Inquirer.net, October 17, 2008

Lives put at risk by poor hospital discharge procedures, UK doctors say
The Guardian, October 17, 2008
Election 2008
Obama attacks McCain on healthcare and Medicare, in some ways inaccurately
New York Times, October 20, 2008
Health Plans
A plan to improve healthcare and limit costs
New York Times, October 20, 2008

Strong growth in Medicaid anticipated
AP/Yahoo News, October 20, 2008
Trends
The next American crisis is healthcare
The Tennessean, October 20, 2008

Doctors often overestimate patients' health literacy
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 20, 2008

Study urges low-tech solutions for medical errors
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 20, 2008
Technology
Prescription for change
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 20, 2008
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Top Leadership Teams: Live From Top Leadership Teams: Creating a Clinic
Carilion Clinic CEO Edward Murphy, MD, and COO Nancy Howell Agee talk about transforming their system into a clinic model. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 17, 2008

Top Leadership Teams: "We've brought these three boutique healthcare organizations together..."
During Top Leadership Teams event last week, this was the phrase that Jim Molpus, Editor-in-Chief of HealthLeaders Media used in jest to introduce a panel Ted Etyan, MD, was on along with Jay Srini, Chief Innovation Officer of UPMC Insurance Services, and Jeffrey Balser, MD, Ph.D., who was just named Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In his blog, Etyan notes that the "boutique" he was representing was a combination of his previous employer, Group Health Permanente, and his current employer, The Permanente Federation. Ted Etyan, MD
October 20, 2008

Commentary: So Long, Mom and Pop
Small practices are struggling and dying out in a wave of medical practice consolidation. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
October 16, 2008

Contributed Feature: Transitioning from 'Never Events' to 'Patient-Centered Ever Events'
There has been a considerable amount of attention paid recently to "never events." Such events are relatively infrequent, but they show failures in patient-centered care that affect thousands every day. Susan B. Frampton, PhD, president of Derby, CT-based Planetree, and Patrick A. Charmel, president and CEO of Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, discuss how patient-centered care, which has long been identified as a goal to improve the quality of healthcare, is something hospitals continue to struggle with. Susan B. Frampton, PhD, and Patrick A. Charmel, for HealthLeaders Media
October 16, 2008





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