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Obstetricians may avoid births due to lawsuit threats
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 2008
Angioplasty's golden era may be fading
USA Today, March 27, 2008
USF's desire for a teaching hospital reveals tensions with Tampa hospital
St. Petersburg Times, March 27, 2008
HMO releases patient data online accidentally
The Baltimore Sun, March 26, 2008
Massachusetts-based Atrius Health shakes up top jobs
Boston Globe, March 27, 2008

Spotlight: The Expanding Data Bridge A dispute among key members will not derail the Cincinnati-based HealthBridge data exchange, says CEO Bob Steffel. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
Obstetricians may avoid births due to lawsuit threats
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 2008

Massachusetts-based Atrius Health shakes up top jobs
Boston Globe, March 27, 2008
State/Local Government
New Orleans hospital size to get review
The Times-Picayune, March 26, 2008

Health aid programs targeted for budget cuts in Maryland county
Washington Post, March 27, 2008

Diagnosing the future of Charity Hospital
The Times-Picayune, March 26, 2008
Business
USF's desire for a teaching hospital reveals tensions with Tampa hospital
St. Petersburg Times, March 27, 2008

Union head moves to oust West Coast dissident
San Francisco Chronicle, March 27, 2008

Health agency files decision on Tennessee hospital
The Tennessean, March 27, 2008

Houston nurses' vote on unionizing may touch Dallas
Dallas Morning News, March 27, 2008
Technology
HMO releases patient data online accidentally
The Baltimore Sun, March 26, 2008

Stolen government laptop held patient data
Washington Post/Houston Chronicle, March 26, 2008
Trends
Duke to allow patients to set appointments online
Raleigh News & Observer, March 26, 2008

Angioplasty's golden era may be fading
USA Today, March 27, 2008

Study: 911 is best call to make if heart attack strikes
Los Angeles Times, March 27, 2008
Federal Government
FDA to seek more safety data on stents
AP/Yahoo News, March 27, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Sadrists' grip on Iraqis' healthcare takes toll
USA Today, March 27, 2008
Marketing
Ad drive starts on healthcare in Connecticut
Hartford Courant, March 27, 2008

Commentary: Top Leadership Teams Secrets Revealed
With today the deadline for the annual Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare program, HealthLeaders Media Editor Jim Molpus shares his thoughts on what it takes to win a Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare designation. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
March 2008

Audio: Mississippi Data Exchange
Chuck Clark, chief information officer of the Coastal Family Health Center in Biloxi, MS, shares what he has learned from a statewide initiative to implement electronic health records across seven community health centers. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
March 19, 2008

Contributed Feature: Are You Ready for the Next Wave of Healthcare Provider Consolidation?
Although the number of mergers and acquisitions has been modest for the past five years, six key environmental forces are converging to create a new tidal wave of consolidation. Alan M. Zuckerman, FACHE, FAAHC, for HealthLeaders Media
March 20, 2008

Commentary: If It's Broke, Fix It
We all know healthcare wastes a lot of money. The problem of the rising cost of healthcare is blasted all over the media every day. Long-term, it can't continue this way. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
March 24, 2008





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