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Doctors raise doubts on digital health data
New York Times, March 26, 2009
$764 million in Massachusetts stimulus funding to go to healthcare services
Boston Globe, March 26, 2009
DC, Maryland, Virginia hospitals feeling pinch in downturn
Washington Post, March 26, 2009
Physician Groups suing WellPoint over out-of-network payments
Hartford Courant, March 26, 2009
Baylor Medical Center at Garland (TX) to expand emergency-care facility
Dallas Morning News, March 26, 2009

Spotlight: Real Savings Will Come With a Healthier Populace Medical professionals, politicians, and healthcare policy wonks will soon have to broach the biggest drivers for soaring medical costs: The generally poor health decisions that too many Americans make. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Doctors raise doubts on digital health data
New York Times, March 26, 2009

Physician Groups suing WellPoint over out-of-network payments
Hartford Courant, March 26, 2009
State/Local Government
$764 million in Massachusetts stimulus funding to go to healthcare services
Boston Globe, March 26, 2009

Reexamining a Massachusetts hospital's debt to community
Boston Globe, March 26, 2009

Tentative deal reported on cuts to New York healthcare spending
New York Times, March 26, 2009

Colorado healthcare plan gains
Denver Post, March 25, 2009

Two firms seek assisted living facility deal with New Orleans hospital
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 26, 2009
Business
DC, Maryland, Virginia hospitals feeling pinch in downturn
Washington Post, March 26, 2009

Baylor Medical Center at Garland (TX) to expand emergency-care facility
Dallas Morning News, March 26, 2009

Beaumont forms children's hospital at Royal Oak, MI, site
Detroit Free Press, March 26, 2009

Chicago's Rush University Medical Center receives $10 million gift
Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2009

California-based Sequoia Healthcare District names new CEO
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, March 26, 2009

Downturn adds a wrinkle to cosmetic procedures
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 26, 2009
Federal Government
Health proposal reflects consensus, but not on toughest issues
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 26, 2009

Majority Leader Harry Reid open to fast-tracking health overhaul
AP/Yahoo News, March 26, 2009

Audio: Physician Leaders Survey
Max Reiboldt, CEO of The Coker Group, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing physician recruitment and retention trends. Sponsored by LodgeNet. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Commentary: Global Marketer: Medical Travel to Grow Despite (or Because of) Economy
At least one global hospital executive is confident the medical travel business will expand in the future and may even see a spike when the global economy improves. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Media
March 24, 2009

Commentary: Experts Predict a Challenging Job Ahead for Blumenthal
Physician resistance toward adopting EMRs remains strong, and experts say swaying physicians will likely be one of the greatest challenges for the newly-named national coordinator for health IT. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
March 24, 2009

Audio: Standing Out During Difficult Times
Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, talks about how health plans can add value in this difficult time. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
March 25, 2009





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