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UnitedHealth ex-CEO's pact is uncertain
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 28, 2007
Aetna to end payment for a drug in colonoscopies
New York Times, December 28, 2007
Ruling stirs debate on retiree healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 28, 2007
Under attack, drug maker turned to Giuliani for help
New York Times, December 28, 2007
Faith, medicine collide in life-threatening case
Tennessean, December 28, 2007

Spotlight: The New Rainmakers Think nurse staffing is just a necessary cost to be absorbed? Nurses have a bigger hand in profitability than you think. Read More

Today's Sections

Health Plans
UnitedHealth ex-CEO's pact is uncertain
Minneapolis Star Tribune, December 28, 2007

Ruling stirs debate on retiree healthcare
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 28, 2007
Leadership
Faith, medicine collide in life-threatening case
Tennessean, December 28, 2007

Turnaround expert assessing a Massachusetts hospital's business
Boston Globe, December 28, 2007

UAB Health System tries to raise blood donations, reduce use
Birmingham News, December 28, 2007
Finance
Aetna to end payment for a drug in colonoscopies
New York Times, December 28, 2007

UPMC drops tax credit bid
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 27, 2007
Business
Decision made soon about Alabama hospital
The Huntsville (AL) Times, December 27, 2007

Florida clinic names leader for its orthopedics division
Orlando Sentinel, December 27, 2007
Election 2008
Under attack, drug maker turned to Giuliani for help
New York Times, December 28, 2007
Technology
Searching for similar diagnosis through DNA
New York Times, December 28, 2007

Make a mistake, and this mannequin dies
Boston Globe, December 28, 2007

Cleveland Clinic studying more-sensitive EKG
Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 27, 2007
Trends
Hospitals offer comfort, even if there's no cure
Tennessean, December 28, 2007

Two autism approaches: Clinic is behavioral; Monarch uses technology
Cleveland Plan Dealer, December 28, 2007
State/Local Government
Florida program offers discounts on prescriptions to 4 million
Palm Beach Post, December 27, 2007

Magazine: 07 Top Leadership Teams Annual Conference and Awards
The second annual Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Conference and Awards drew more than 40 top leaders of hospitals, health plans and medical groups to Chicago to share winning strategies to crucial problems in physician relations, quality, finance, governance and leadership. Here are just a few of the highlights from the five enlightening panels. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 13, 2007

Magazine: Step-by-Step Safety
Three hospital systems join forces to create a template for patient safety. Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 13, 2007

Audio: Showing HIPAA's Merit Using IT
Lisa Miller, the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Healthcare Professional Services at Payformance Health, discusses being honored by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange in recognition of research that she did pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
December 18, 2007

Video: The New Rainmakers
Nursing staff shifting from cost center to profit center. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning, this video also features the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 20, 2007





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