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Ratings boost good news for Chicago medical center
Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2008
Newly insured outpace available doctors in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, May 29, 2008
Hospital's cuts sow anxiety in South Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2008
Negotiators named in bid to find buyers for Maryland county's hospital system
Washington Post, May 29, 2008
Aetna, CIGNA rank highest in efficiency
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 29, 2008

Spotlight: 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. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Ratings boost good news for Chicago medical center
Chicago Tribune, May 29, 2008

Hospital's cuts sow anxiety in South Los Angeles
Los Angeles Times, May 29, 2008
Physicians
Newly insured outpace available doctors in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, May 29, 2008
State/Local Government
Negotiators named in bid to find buyers for Maryland county's hospital system
Washington Post, May 29, 2008

California bill would let pharmacies sell medical records
San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2008

Grand Prairie, TX, may get two health clinics
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 28, 2008
Health Plans
Aetna, CIGNA rank highest in efficiency
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 29, 2008

Insurer, physicians fight over ERISA limits
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 28, 2008
Trends
Michigan health systems unite to fight cancer
Detroit Free Press, May 28, 2008

Consumers Union to rate hospitals
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 29, 2008

Cardiac response lags in Washington, DC
Washington Post, May 29, 2008
Legal
Hartford Hospital refunds Medicare
Hartford Courant, May 29, 2008
Hospital News
Task force to review University of California-San Francisco data security
San Francisco Chronicle, May 29, 2008

Pennsylvania hospitals report security breaches in newborn-care areas
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 29, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Quake victims overwhelm Chinese hospitals
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 29, 2008

Czech court approves fees for patients
New York Times, May 29, 2008

Commentary: Taking the Lead
There are several obstacles impeding the widespread adoption of EMRs. Yet there are some community hospitals and physicians who are looking for ways to bring this technology to their communities. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
May 28, 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

Magazine: Shared Success
Crafting a true partnership—often with a perceived competitor—is a complex task. Here's how some hospitals are doing it. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
May 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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