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Urban hospitals in New Jersey to take huge hit in charity aid
Newark Star-Ledger, May 27, 2008
Cape Cod Healthcare's new hospital chief will confront revenue woes
Boston Globe, May 28, 2008
There's a lengthy wait at Orlando-area emergency rooms, and it could get worse
Orlando Sentinel, May 27, 2008
Survey: Spending doesn't improve patients' perception of care
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 28, 2008
Healthcare to get the Hollywood treatment
USA Today, May 28, 2008

Spotlight: Are JVs Losing Some Luster? As physicians grow more comfortable with hospital employment, demands for joint ventures may be dwindling. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Urban hospitals in New Jersey to take huge hit in charity aid
Newark Star-Ledger, May 27, 2008

Connecticut healthcare effort takes a new turn
Hartford Courant, May 28, 2008
Business
Cape Cod Healthcare's new hospital chief will confront revenue woes
Boston Globe, May 28, 2008

Spring Hill, TN, hospital boosters plan rally
The Tennessean, May 28, 2008

Moody's lifts Illinois hospital operator's bond rating
Chicago Tribune, May 28, 2008

Changes stepping up as Tarrant County, TX, hospital administrator leaves
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 27, 2008

Florida-based West Boca Medical Center expands neonatal
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, May 27, 2008
Trends
There's a lengthy wait at Orlando-area emergency rooms, and it could get worse
Orlando Sentinel, May 27, 2008

Survey: Spending doesn't improve patients' perception of care
HealthDay/Washington Post, May 28, 2008

Child healthcare varies widely among states
USA Today, May 28, 2008

Harvard professor applauds hospital safety but says more should be done
The Tennessean, May 28, 2008
Health Plans
Healthcare to get the Hollywood treatment
USA Today, May 28, 2008
Hospital News
Hospitals move to reduce night shift risk
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 28, 2008
Technology
Texas physicians debate computerizing medical records
Dallas Morning News, May 28, 2008

Electronic prescriptions gain ground
New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 27, 2008
Legal
Doctor sues California hospital, claiming retaliation
San Francisco Chronicle, May 28, 2008

Commentary: Questions for Google
As a healthcare journalist, I've eagerly awaited the unveiling of Google Health, but as a patient and healthcare consumer, I'm skeptical. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Media
May 23, 2008

Audio: Using IT to Boost Profitability
James Saul, MD, describes how an EMR boosted profitability at his 3-member internal medicine practice in Parma, OH. Saul presented at the 2008 TEPR conference. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
May 27, 2008

Audio: Community Relations
Julie Wright, CEO of Sound Family Medicine, a 28-provider practice in Puyallup, WA, discusses the importance of understanding current and future patient needs and disease trends within a community or service area. Hear more about Wright's strategies June 12 during a HealthLeaders Media audioconference, Marketing Your Physician Practice: A Guide to Growth. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
May 22, 2008

Contributed Feature: Ask These Questions Prior to an Acquisition
Healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions have achieved record-high volumes since the fourth quarter of 2007. But approximately two-thirds of recent mergers and acquisitions across all industries failed to achieve their anticipated results, and of those, one-third actually destroyed value. HealthLeaders Media contributor Richard Quinlan says such mistakes can be avoided through 10 simple questions that need to be asked throughout the consideration process involving a merger or acquisition. Richard Quinlan, for HealthLeaders Media
May 19, 2008





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