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Birmingham hospitals going to the suburbs, but process can be long, complicated
Birmingham News, July 24, 2008
Hospital chain has Holly Springs, NC, aims
Raleigh News & Observer, July 24, 2008
Booming business helps patients navigate medicine
AP/Yahoo News, July 25, 2008
Healthcare advocates bring protest to Connecticut leaders
Hartford Courant, July 25, 2008
Temple University doctors in insurance impasse
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 25, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Birmingham hospitals going to the suburbs, but process can be long, complicated
Birmingham News, July 24, 2008

Hospital chain has Holly Springs, NC, aims
Raleigh News & Observer, July 24, 2008

Report on Shriners raises question of wrongdoing
New York Times, July 25, 2008
Trends
Booming business helps patients navigate medicine
AP/Yahoo News, July 25, 2008

Blogs help cancer patients cope with disease
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, July 25, 2008
State/Local Government
Healthcare advocates bring protest to Connecticut leaders
Hartford Courant, July 25, 2008

Massachusetts Senate backs broader mental health coverage
Boston Globe, July 25, 2008
Physicians
Temple University doctors in insurance impasse
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 25, 2008

Heart drug's safety scrutinized
USA Today, July 25, 2008

Beth Israel doctor with drug past suspended
Boston Globe, July 25, 2008
Federal Government
House committee approves major health IT bill
Government Health IT, July 24, 2008

Medicare Part D a boon for drug companies, House report says
Los Angeles Times, July 25, 2008
Health Plans
Judge approves settlement in Health Net case
Hartford Courant, July 25, 2008
Global Healthcare News
U.K. doctors will face annual assessments of competence
The Independent, July 24, 2008

Billionaires back antismoking effort
New York Times, July 25, 2008

Audio: What Questions Do You Have for Me?
Kirsten Engel, MD, talks about why patients often misunderstand discharge instructions and what clinicians can do to make sure that patients take proper care of themselves after their hospital stay. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 24, 2008

Commentary: Are High Gas Prices a Blessing in Disguise?
Due to high gas prices, community hospitals may start seeing an influx of patients who used to travel to larger hospitals farther away. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
July 23, 2008

Commentary: Guarding Against HIPAA Violations
Health plans and the healthcare industry as a whole are relying more on technology to help lower costs and improve the quality of care. But technology poses the risk of security breaches and HIPAA violations. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
July 23, 2008

Magazine: Tricky Mergers
When two healthcare organizations become one, combining management teams used to doing things their own way can be a delicate process. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 11, 2008





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