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Pennsylvania lawmakers pressure Temple to keep hospital open
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 2009
Illinois-based Advocate Health Care to buy a stake in RML Specialty Hospital
Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2009
New Orleans City Councilwoman urges hospital hearings
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 2009
Tenet CEO gets 2008 compensation valued at $9.7 million
AP/Yahoo News, March 27, 2009
Nonprofit hits JAMA editors, urges inquiry
Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2009

Spotlight: Five Things Health Insurers, DM Need to Know About HITECH The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act will bring changes to personal health information regulation and enforcement. Managed care companies need to prepare. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Pennsylvania lawmakers pressure Temple to keep hospital open
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 27, 2009

New Orleans City Councilwoman urges hospital hearings
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 2009

Florida gets $363 million in Medicaid funds
Orlando Business Journal, March 27, 2009

Missouri governor looks to Senate for healthcare plan
AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 27, 2009
Business
Illinois-based Advocate Health Care to buy a stake in RML Specialty Hospital
Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2009

Tenet CEO gets 2008 compensation valued at $9.7 million
AP/Yahoo News, March 27, 2009

Luling, LA, hospital's upgrade needs the approval of voters
New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27, 2009

Seattle-based Harborview Medical Center, trauma centers facing crisis
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 27, 2009

Half Moon Bay, CA, clinic abruptly shuts its doors
San Francisco Chronicle, March 27, 2009

President and CEO leaving Springfield, TN-based NorthCrest
The Tennessean, March 27, 2009

Regional Medical Center at Memphis to layoff 86 more, total of 230 positions lost
Memphis Business Journal, March 26, 2009
Physicians
Nonprofit hits JAMA editors, urges inquiry
Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2009

Doctors who prescribe more activity want insurers to offer more coverage
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 26, 2009
Federal Government
Obama favors building on current healthcare plan
AP/Yahoo News, March 27, 2009

Date set for health nominee's confirmation hearing
New York Times, March 27, 2009
Technology
Nebraska telehealth network gets federal support
AP/KCAUtv.com, March 26, 2009
Legal
Jurors award $4 million in case of brain-damaged baby
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 26, 2009

Audio: Community & Rural Leaders Survey
Mary Wakefield, who has served as director of the Center for Rural Health, and was named to head the federal Health Resources Services Administration, offers insights on the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009, discussing staff shortages at critical-access hospitals. Sponsored by Healthland. HealthLeaders Media
March 2009

Commentary: To Get More Media Coverage, Think More Like the Media
Want to know what stories reporters will be calling you about next—before the phone rings? All you have to do is think like a journalist. Or, more to the point, read like one. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
March 25, 2009

Commentary: Tiny Texas Hospital Grabs EHR Bull by the Horns
With the federal government offering about $36 billion over the next seven years to incentivize health IT, several strategies are emerging among hospitals grappling with how to undertake the task. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
March 25, 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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