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Ailing Connecticut hospitals good to CEOs
Hartford Courant, January 28, 2008
Georgia hospital ends bid to do surgery
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 28, 2008
New medicine for what ails hospitals
Boston Globe, January 28, 2008
Auditors recoup millions for Medicare but assailed
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 28, 2008
Funds ride on vote for Atlanta hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 28, 2008

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Today's Sections

Finance
Ailing Connecticut hospitals good to CEOs
Hartford Courant, January 28, 2008
Business
Georgia hospital ends bid to do surgery
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 28, 2008

MedStar Health's new CEO grew up with the organization
Baltimore Sun, January 25, 2008

Researcher criticizes alternative medicine
The Baltimore Sun, January 25, 2008
Federal Government
Auditors recoup millions for Medicare but assailed
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 28, 2008

Report criticizes Kaiser for lack of action
Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2008

Changes proposed to Family Medical Leave Act
AP/Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 25, 2008
Trends
New medicine for what ails hospitals
Boston Globe, January 28, 2008

'It's never just one thing' that leads to serious error
Los Angeles Times, January 28, 2008

Report: Few complaints against physicians result in discipline
AP/Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2008

Diabetes' health toll hits $174 billion annually
HealthDay/Washington Post, January 28, 2008
State/Local Government
Funds ride on vote for Atlanta hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 28, 2008

Independence of proposed health system board questioned in Illinois
Chicago Tribune, January 28, 2008

California governor's plan for healthcare in trouble
New York Times, January 28, 2008

Illinois Senate hopeful still sees healthcare crisis
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 25, 2008

Steps being taken on abuse of 'bupe,' health officials say
The Baltimore Sun, January 25, 2008
Technology
Website may spark change in medical economics
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 28, 2008
Health Plans
TennCare action worries disabled
The Tennessean, January 28, 2008

More hitting cost limit on health benefits
Washington Post, January 28, 2008

Tenet hospitals, Blue Cross reach major managed-care contract
East Bay Business Times, January 25, 2008

Commentary: Chief Executive in Charge of Nothing
One of the principles of good journalism is name and title verification. It seems like a simple enough rule but as organizations add clever and unusual titles to their charts, getting them right has never been so difficult. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
January 25, 2008

Magazine: Where Did We Put That Wheelchair?
Asset tracking systems can help hospitals keep tabs on their ever-moving inventory. But one size does not find all. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008

Contributed Feature: Healthcare Industry Challenges for 2008--An Insider's Perspective
Barry Calogero, president of Tefen USA, a management consulting firm specializing in healthcare, discusses the most significant issues facing healthcare leaders in 2008. Barry Calogero, for HealthLeaders Media
January 25, 2008

Audio: Exploring Efficient Throughput
A former emergency department director and practice manager, Lynn Massingale, MD, is no stranger to the problem of ED overcrowding. Here, he discusses throughput and how to make it more efficient. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
January 25, 2008





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