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Chicago-area hospitals give price breaks to uninsured
Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2009
Drastic downsizing of pediatric care at L.A. County-USC Medical Center
Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2009
Aging boomers spark expansion of medical fields
Hartford Courant, January 26, 2009
Spine doctors are adopting strict rules on payments
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 26, 2009
Cleveland Clinic selects medical school dean as chief executive of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Cleveland Plain-Dealer, January 26, 2009

Spotlight: Bring the Fight Over Physician-Owned Hospitals Into the Open Opponents of physician-owned hospitals have buried in the SCHIP bill a provision aimed at curtailing the growth and development of these facilities. Read More

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Hospital News
Chicago-area hospitals give price breaks to uninsured
Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2009

Drastic downsizing of pediatric care at L.A. County-USC Medical Center
Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2009

St. Louis community health centers are strained by boost in uninsured patients
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 23, 2009
Physicians
Aging boomers spark expansion of medical fields
Hartford Courant, January 26, 2009

Spine doctors are adopting strict rules on payments
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 26, 2009

Surgeons-for-hire ease ER loads
The Tennessean, January 26, 2009

New rules on doctors and medical firms amid ethics concerns
New York Times, January 26, 2009

More delays for women in emergency care
New York Times, January 26, 2009
Global Healthcare News
Cleveland Clinic selects medical school dean as chief executive of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Cleveland Plain-Dealer, January 26, 2009
Health Plans
Health insurer offers strip mall customer service
Associated Press, January 26, 2009

In or out of network? Patients get nasty surprises on medical bills
Miami Herald, January 26, 2009

A premium sucker punch
Washington Post, January 26, 2009
State/Local Government
Bill would allow surprise hospital inspections in Washington state
Seattle Times, January 26, 2009

Hawaii to debut controversial Medicaid program
Honolulu Star Bulletin, January 23, 2009

Economy's woes force Polk County, FL, to cut 12,000 from healthcare for poor
Orlando Sentinel, January 23, 2009

New Missouri AG Koster takes aim at healthcare fraud
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 23, 2009
Business
NorthShore Skokie (IL) Hospital to cut 150 jobs
Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2009
Federal Government
Kid coverage to grow?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 26, 2009

Stimulus plans differ on health spending
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 26, 2009
Technology
Western NY launches patient record exchange
Associated Press, January 23, 2009
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Commentary: Yes, We Need a Checklist
A new study finds that implementing a surgical safety checklist can reduce complications and lower death rates. But do we really need a study to tell us that such a list can help keep patients safer? Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
January 22, 2009

Contributed Feature: Where's the Value in Healthcare?
Patients today seek healthcare information and treatment from a variety of sources like health information Web sites, social networks, and the more traditional physician office. HealthLeaders contributor John Morrow offers five strategies that healthcare executives can use to better demonstrate their organizationís value to these newly empowered consumers. John Morrow, for HealthLeaders Media
January 23, 2009

New! Lead Time Blog: The Dumb Things That CEOs Do
Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain is just the latest CEO to demonstrate a spectacular disconnection from the real-world consequences of an economy gone bad, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
January 26, 2009

Magazine: The Case for Prevention
Allina Hospitals & Clinics hopes its outreach program to prevent heart attacks in a Minnesota town will pay dividends for the system and community alike. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2009





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