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House passes stimulus plan despite GOP opposition
New York Times, January 29, 2009
Senate likely to pass bill on kids' health insurance
Washington Post, January 29, 2009
Illinois-based Advocate settles with uninsured patients
Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2009
WakeMed gingerly resumes bond sales
Raleigh News & Observer, January 28, 2009
Academic hospitals' investments decline sharply
Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2009

Spotlight: Continuity of Care Remains a Top Concern Even though global providers and medical travel facilitators have identified ways to deal with the continuity of care issue, the opportunity remains for uninsured patients to fall between the gaps in care. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
House passes stimulus plan despite GOP opposition
New York Times, January 29, 2009

Senate likely to pass bill on kids' health insurance
Washington Post, January 29, 2009

Stimulus package may include $4 billion in medical aid for Florida's poor
Miami Herald, January 29, 2009
Legal
Illinois-based Advocate settles with uninsured patients
Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2009
Business
WakeMed gingerly resumes bond sales
Raleigh News & Observer, January 28, 2009

Academic hospitals' investments decline sharply
Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2009

Sparks fly over Illinois hospital rejection
Chicago Tribune, January 29, 2009

Cambridge (MA) Health Alliance will cut back
Boston Globe, January 29, 2009

Wisconsin-based ProHealth buys stake in surgery center
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, January 28, 2009

Birmingham-based St. Vincent's Health System names NY exec new CEO
Birmingham Business Journal, January 28, 2009
Health Plans
Skyrocketing healthcare costs could double premiums for many Americans
HealthDay/Washington Post, January 29, 2009

WellPoint profit slides 61% as plan numbers drop
Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2009
State/Local Government
Health advocates left reeling after hearing Massachusetts budget plan
Boston Globe, January 29, 2009
Technology
Stimulus boosts electronic health records
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 2009

Google opposes sale of personal medical info
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, January 29, 2009
Trends
Outpatient surgeries triple since '96
Boston Globe, January 29, 2009
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Commentary: CCHIT Proposes Expansion, Leaving Some Vendors Crying Foul
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has become the de facto stamp of approval for EHRs. Now, CCHIT is expanding its scope of certification, and not everyone is happy about it. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
January 27, 2009

New! MarketShare Blog: Poll: Which New Media Tool is Most Relevant?
HealthLeaders Media Marketing Editor Gienna Shaw wants your help in deciding, once and for all, which new media tool is most relevant for healthcare marketers. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
January 28, 2009

Audio: Achieve Optimal Telemedicine Outcomes
Randall S. Moore, MD, chairman and CEO of American TeleCare, talks about why he thinks offering government subsidies to telehealth providers would be a mistake. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
January 27, 2009

Contributed Feature: Impact Starts with Our Thoughts and Actions
For some healthcare marketers, the professional outlook is very uncertain and subject to change at a moment's notice. While it's easy to take a wait-and-see attitude, HealthLeaders Media contributor Kriss Barlow suggests doing just the opposite. Harness your inner spirit and proactively seek to grow your role and your personal standing within the organization, she says. Kriss Barlow, for HealthLeaders Media
January 28, 2009





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