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Microsoft, Google, and others provide prescription for protecting online health records
AP/Washington Post, June 26, 2008
Pilot program at St. Louis hospital seeks to keep doctors
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 25, 2008
Healthcare groups turn against Schwarzenegger budget plan for California
Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2008
More Americans delay healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 26, 2008
Coming soon to YouTube: My face-lift
New York Times, June 26, 2008

Spotlight: Live from HFMA-ANI: Consumerism and the Changing Business Model Call 2008 the year of the consumer. My sense is that many of the attendees here are skeptical of that claim viscerally, but their minds—and their heavy attendance at consumer-oriented sessions here at HFMA-ANI—betray them. Read More

Today's Sections

Technology
Microsoft, Google, and others provide prescription for protecting online health records
AP/Washington Post, June 26, 2008
Marketing
Coming soon to YouTube: My face-lift
New York Times, June 26, 2008
Physicians
Pilot program at St. Louis hospital seeks to keep doctors
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 25, 2008

University of Washington Medical Center using surgical checklist to improve safety
Seattle Times, June 26, 2008
State/Local Government
Healthcare groups turn against Schwarzenegger budget plan for California
Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2008

Maryland county hospital panel's chief faces daunting task
Washington Post, June 26, 2008

Study: Montgomery County, TX, In Dire Need Of Trauma Services
Kathryn Mackenzie, for Texas Healthflash, June 25, 2008

Louisiana bill lets doctors stay on hospital panel
New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 25, 2008

Montgomery County, MD, must help improve Latino health, report says
Washington Post, June 26, 2008
Trends
More Americans delay healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), June 26, 2008

Health insurance lags most in Southwest, CDC says
AP/Yahoo News, June 26, 2008

Worldwide surgery rates tied to economic status
HealthDay/Washington Post, June 26, 2008
Business
Michigan-based system to downsize 2 emergency facilities
Detroit Free Press, June 26, 2008

Economic downturn affects St. Louis-area hospitals
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 25, 2008
Health Plans
WellPoint employees rewarded for patient care
AP/Chicago Tribune, June 26, 2008

Commentary: AMA Protects Patients Ahead of Protectionists
The American Medical Association's new policy on medical travel puts the rights of patients ahead of American physician protectionism. That's good news for global hospitals, payers, employers, and most of all patients. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
June 24, 2008

Commentary: Readers Write
I've received several observations from recent columns that suggest a tremendous divergence of opinion on exactly why the industry has lagged behind adoption of clinical IT. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
June 24, 2008

Magazine: Beyond the Résumé
There's no silver bullet when it comes to hiring senior executives—but it's not all about the places they've worked or the people they know. Corey Christman, for HealthLeaders Magazine
June 2008

Audio: Do You Have a Backup Plan?
Many hospitals are moving toward electronic medical records and eliminating paper altogether, but what happens when there is a power outage? Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
June 25, 2008





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