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More MRIs may reignite debate in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 28, 2008
Maryland officials say medical malls could make services more accessible, convenient
Washington Post, July 28, 2008
More scrutiny for Atlanta hospital CEO
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 28, 2008
Hospitals, using single-bed rooms and improved ventilation, work to get healthier
Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2008
Some cancer patients at New Jersey center may have to move
Newark Star Ledger, July 28, 2008

Spotlight: Piloting the Basics To ease the potential for surgical error, the University of Washington Medical Center is participating in a checklist pilot program that will ultimately improve patients' safety during surgery. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
More MRIs may reignite debate in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 28, 2008

More scrutiny for Atlanta hospital CEO
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 28, 2008

Some cancer patients at New Jersey center may have to move
Newark Star Ledger, July 28, 2008

As doctors cater to looks, skin patients wait
New York Times, July 28, 2008

Indiana University Simon Cancer Center hopes to put patients at ease
Indianapolis Star, July 25, 2008

St. Luke's proceeding with UnitedHealthcare split
Kansas City Star, July 25, 2008
State/Local Government
Maryland officials say medical malls could make services more accessible, convenient
Washington Post, July 28, 2008

Georgia defends decision to cut out Blue Cross
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 28, 2008
Leadership
Hospitals, using single-bed rooms and improved ventilation, work to get healthier
Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2008

Help wanted: U.S. has a shortage of trained health workers
Los Angeles Times, July 28, 2008
Trends
Young patients act out procedures to help come to terms with their treatments
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 28, 2008
Health Plans
Abuse cited as Massachusetts insurer halts sales to seniors
Boston Globe, July 28, 2008

Humana clients gain access to Kindred centers
Louisville Courier-Journal, July 25, 2008

They know what's in your medicine cabinet
Business Week, July 25, 2008
Commentary
Is keeping patients waiting in the ER a good business move?
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), July 28, 2008

Audio: What Questions Do You Have for Me?
Kirsten Engel, MD, talks about why patients often misunderstand discharge instructions and what clinicians can do to make sure that patients take proper care of themselves after their hospital stay. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Media
July 24, 2008

Magazine: Bypassing Bond Insurers Pays Off
A small Texas hospital builds a new facility and stays independent through HUD 242-backed financing. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 2008

Audio: Convenient Care Clinics and Stand-Alone ERs: A Threat to Doctors?
Paul Breslin, a senior principal at the Noblis Center for Health Innovation, discusses the strategic implications of the proliferation of minute clinics and standalone emergency rooms to physicians and physician practices. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
July 21, 2008

Contributed Feature: Implications of Severity-Graded DRGs for Service Line Structure, Part I
While changes to severity-graded DRGs should ideally tie Medicare payments to hospital costs, more accurately reflecting the severity of illness, healthcare infrastructures are in need of reorganization. Mark T. Morgan, Rita E. Numerof, and Stephen Rothenberg, for HealthLeaders Media
July 21, 2008





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