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Shortage of surgeons pinches U.S. hospitals
USA Today, February 26, 2008
Struggling East St. Louis hospital can't afford patients--or improvements
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 25, 2008
Rhode Island lawmakers propose medical tracking system
AP/Boston Globe, February 26, 2008
New York City to help doctors track patients' records electronically
New York Times, February 26, 2008
Healthcare spending surge seen in next decade
AP/Reuters, February 26, 2008

Spotlight: HIMSS 2008: Carrot and Stick Approach Through a combination of carrots and sticks, Partners Community Healthcare is on course for 100 percent EMR adoption by its 6,000 affiliated physicians by the end of 2009. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Shortage of surgeons pinches U.S. hospitals
USA Today, February 26, 2008

Doctors slow to volunteer for MilwaukeeCares
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 25, 2008
Business
Struggling East St. Louis hospital can't afford patients--or improvements
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 25, 2008

Raleigh, NC, hospitals to expand at bases
Raleigh News & Observer, February 26, 2008

Metrocrest-Hospital Partners deal dissolved
Dallas Business Journal, February 26, 2008

Seattle's Group Health Cooperative to lay off 363 in closure
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 26, 2008

Flood of red ink spells the end of Muhlenberg (NJ) Medical Center
The Star-Ledger, February 25, 2008

Poor finances call into question plans for new hospital in Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, February 25, 2008

Nashville-based medical center plans $3.2 million expansion
The Tennessean, February 26, 2008
State/Local Government
Rhode Island lawmakers propose medical tracking system
AP/Boston Globe, February 26, 2008

New Orleans: Land for hospital in limbo
The Times-Picayune, February 25, 2008

Florida threatens St. Petersburg hospital
St. Petersburg Times, February 25, 2008

New Jersey residents rallying to maintain services
The Star-Ledger, February 25, 2008

Missouri bill targets stroke and heart attack care
Kansas City Star, February 25, 2008
Technology
New York City to help doctors track patients' records electronically
New York Times, February 26, 2008
Federal Government
Healthcare spending surge seen in next decade
AP/Reuters, February 26, 2008
Legal
Community Health denies filing improper claims
The Tennessean, February 26, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Russian healthcare system badly ailing
Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2008
Trends
Enlisting hospitals in fight against carbon monoxide
New York Times, February 26, 2008

As medical costs grow, creditors get in the game
St. Petersburg Times, February 25, 2008

HIMSS 2008: Privacy--The 'Thorniest' Issue in Data Exchange
Establishing rules around patient consent and privacy is one of the most difficult aspects of establishing a healthcare information exchange, said Irene Koch, executive director of the budding Brooklyn Health Information Exchange, while speaking at HIMSS 2008. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2008

Audio: Led Out of the Wilderness
In this podcast Paul Kronenberg, MD, the CEO of Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, NY, talks about how obstetrics became the saving grace of the hospital. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2008

Video: Vendor Relations
Building a bug-free relationship with your IT vendor. Plus, news on higher interest rates for healthcare systems. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
February 21, 2008

Commentary: The "Worst" Healthcare Payment Scheme
Many are still skeptical about the potential of consumer-directed healthcare. Cynics see it as a chance for employers to cut costs. Realists say companies will spend as much as they currently do on managed care. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2008





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