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California hospitals fined for putting patients at risk
Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2008
Massachusetts Medical Society files suit over rankings
Boston Globe, May 22, 2008
New CIGNA Web site lets plan members shop for healthcare
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 22, 2008
Houston firm takes control of Renaissance Healthcare
Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2008
CBO questions savings from digital healthcare records
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 22, 2008

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
California hospitals fined for putting patients at risk
Los Angeles Times, May 22, 2008

Texas advisory panel calls for state oversight of PPO health insurance plans
Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2008
Physicians
Massachusetts Medical Society files suit over rankings
Boston Globe, May 22, 2008

ICU docs less likely to discuss end-of-life issues with blacks
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 22, 2008
Business
Houston firm takes control of Renaissance Healthcare
Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2008

Tenet opens medical center in El Paso, TX
Dallas Morning News, May 22, 2008

Brentwood, TN, medical group gets $75 million from NYC investor
The Tennessean, May 22, 2008

Orlando Health springs to life
Orlando Sentinel, May 21, 2008

Des Moines, IA, medical centerís plan for renovations moves forward
Des Moines Register, May 21, 2008
Health Plans
New CIGNA Web site lets plan members shop for healthcare
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 22, 2008

New Florida law allows low-cost health policies
New York Times, May 22, 2008
Federal Government
CBO questions savings from digital healthcare records
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 22, 2008

Bill sets stay in hospital for breast cancer
Boston Globe, May 22, 2008

Bush signs anti-discrimination bill
AP/Yahoo News, May 22, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Doctors to provide online consultations in war areas
Chicago Tribune, May 22, 2008
Trends
Erickson, Baltimore-area hospitals to create patient information exchange
Baltimore Sun, May 21, 2008

Day of admission dictates length of stay for heart failure
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 22, 2008

Commentary: Globalization: Get Over It
Three words for those worried about the recent prediction medical travel will siphon billions of dollars from the U.S. healthcare system: Get over it. Rick Johnson for HealthLeaders Media
May 20, 2008

Audio: Branding: The New Old Strategy
Author and consultant Chris Bevolo talks about why the time is right for branding and answers the trickiest question of all: Is it possible to prove ROI on a branding campaign? Bevolo will be a featured speaker in the upcoming HealthLeaders Media Webcast Healthcare branding: Advanced strategies to overcome common challenges. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2008

Commentary: Picture Perfect
It was encouraging to see my May "Behind the Wires" magazine feature pop up near the top of our "most e-mailed list." Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
May 20, 2008

Contributed Feature: Is a Tidal Wave About to Wipe Out the Healthcare Sector?
Many hospitals and healthcare facilities have come face-to-face with the reality that factors largely out of their control, like insurance reimbursement and government funding, will ultimately determine whether they survive-perhaps in a different form with a new owner or in a downsized facility-or shut down. This environment creates huge challenges for chief executive officers to stay one step ahead of the executioner. Michael Sandnes, for HealthLeaders Media
May 21, 2008





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