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Doctor and patient, now at odds
New York Times, July 29, 2008
Private medical data exposed in Georgia
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 29, 2008
Nashville family looks to China for new hospital venture
The Tennessean, July 29, 2008
Insurers increasingly going against doctors' orders
Bloomberg News/Hartford Courant, July 29, 2008
Daytona Beach medical center broadcasting surgeries over the Internet
Orlando Sentinel, July 28, 2008

Spotlight: Grady: Toughest CEO Job in America? On Monday, Michael Young became the sixth Grady Memorial Hospital CEO since 2005. There is reason to hope that Young will finally be the one to save Grady from itself. Read More

Today's Sections

Leadership
Exiting Atlanta hospital CEO: Letter confirms law degree
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 29, 2008

Surgical errors cost almost $1.5 billion a year
HealthDay/Washington Post, July 29, 2008
Technology
Private medical data exposed in Georgia
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 29, 2008

Daytona Beach medical center broadcasting surgeries over the Internet
Orlando Sentinel, July 28, 2008
Hospital News
First phase of Murfreesboro (TN) Medical Clinic opens
The Tennessean, July 29, 2008

Louisiana hospital's board selects builder for cancer center
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 28, 2008

Nashville family looks to China for new hospital venture
The Tennessean, July 29, 2008

A call for a warning system on artificial joints
New York Times, July 29, 2008

Indianapolis hospitals see growth as healthy
Indianapolis Star, July 29, 2008
Health Plans
Insurers increasingly going against doctors' orders
Bloomberg News/Hartford Courant, July 29, 2008

Uninsured doctors on the rise in South Florida
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, July 28, 2008

Medicaid revamp among hot topics in Louisiana healthcare
New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 28, 2008

Michigan HMOs' profitability fell in 2007, despite a rise in premiums
Detroit Free Press, July 29, 2008

Commentary: Survival of the Fittest
When I talk to physicians in private practice about their struggles these days, I rarely hear business terms like market share, growth, or profit. Instead they talk about basic survival. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
July 24, 2008

Magazine: The Politics of Healthcare
Both parties' presidential hopefuls have offered plenty of sweeping proposals for fixing the nationís healthcare ills. But will either candidate be able to follow through? Ben Cole, for HealthLeaders Magazine
July 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

Contributed Feature: Implications of Severity-Graded DRGs for Service Line Structure, Part II
While changes to the new severity-graded DRG reimbursement structure are meant to improve quality of service and patient care through service line reformation, there is also the need, based on old charge-based DRGs, for the reorganization of healthcare structures. Mark T. Morgan, Rita E. Numerof, and Stephen Rothenberg, for HealthLeaders Media
July 28, 2008





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