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Healthcare costs to rise in 2009
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 23, 2008
Program makes sure ER is for emergencies
The Tennessean, September 23, 2008
Infection control turns from hands to clothes
New York Times, September 23, 2008
Candidates fail to address quality, cost of healthcare
Chicago Tribune, September 23, 2008
Hospital workers fired for posting patient photos online
Associated Press, September 23, 2008

Spotlight: An Odd, Bad Feeling

I had a great column set to go this week. But in the midst of Wall Street's financial meltdown last week, I saw something so disconcerting that I just had to scrap it and write something else.

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Today's Sections

Finance
Wall Street meltdown worries New York hospitals
Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2008

Massachusetts hospital faces medical bills
Boston Globe, September 23, 2008
Technology
Hospital workers fired for posting patient photos online
Associated Press, September 23, 2008

ID hospital touts lineup of high-tech beds
Denver Post, September 23, 2008

Human error to blame for Grady data breach
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 23, 2008
Health Plans
Healthcare costs to rise in 2009
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), September 23, 2008

Kaiser, Mid Atlantic top managed-care rankings
Baltimore Sun, September 23, 2008
Election 2008
Candidates fail to address quality, cost of healthcare
Chicago Tribune, September 23, 2008
Hospital News
Program makes sure ER is for emergencies
The Tennessean, September 23, 2008

Heart attack care often delayed for the poor
Washington Post, September 23, 2008
Physicians
Study: Doctors show little empathy
USA Today, September 23, 2008

Infection control turns from hands to clothes
New York Times, September 23, 2008

Chicago area program helps troubled doctors
Chicago Tribune, September 23, 2008
State/Local Government
State Prop. 3 would fund childrenís hospitals
San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Doctors blame IV infection for 13 newborn deaths in Turkey
AP/Chicago Tribune, September 23, 2008

Commentary: Staffing Crunch Threatens Healthcare
A recent story in the L.A. Times should send a shudder down the spine of any healthcare human resources professional already feeling the effects of the nationís physician and nurse staffing crunch. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
September 22, 2008

Audio: Challenges in Finance
Stephen Farber, former Tenet Healthcare chief financial officer, discusses CFO challenges, hospitals potentially using credit scores to deny care, and the biggest challenges to revenue cycle improvement. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
September 15, 2008

Magazine: Top 4 Healthcare Feuds
In the past few years, a few healthcare feuds have gotten nasty. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Magazine
September 10, 2008

Commentary: Seven Signs You're Ready for Collapse
Like it or not, healthcare is a business, and hospitals face the same possibility of collapse that we've seen in America's financial institutions. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
September 18, 2008





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