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National standards to rank physicians planned
New York Times, April 2, 2008
Bill could change Georgia's hospital rules
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 2, 2008
San Francisco General Hospital renovation plan unveiled
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2, 2008
Florida hospital phasing out daily operations
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 1, 2008
HCA Midwest recognizes progress after five years
Kansas City Star, April 1, 2008

Spotlight: Taking Investing to a New Level In putting a hospital's investment pool to work, it helps to be able to make a good return, but it's also important to safeguard that principal. Read More

Today's Sections

Physicians
National standards to rank physicians planned
New York Times, April 2, 2008
State/Local Government
Bill could change Georgia's hospital rules
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 2, 2008

New York legislators reach deal on healthcare in budget talks
New York Times, April 2, 2008

New York City Council speaker opposes plan to raze hospital buildings
New York Times, April 2, 2008
Business
San Francisco General Hospital renovation plan unveiled
San Francisco Chronicle, April 2, 2008

Florida hospital phasing out daily operations
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 1, 2008

Health Management Associates sells stake in seven hospitals
AP/Yahoo News, April 1, 2008

Cardiac surgeon to lead ailing Boston hospital
Boston Globe, April 2, 2008
Finance
HCA Midwest recognizes progress after five years
Kansas City Star, April 1, 2008

Doylestown (PA) Hospital sells stake in wellness center
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2, 2008
Trends
Making room for 'Dr. Nurse'
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), April 2, 2008

Medical office space still gets top dollar in California
Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2008

Los Angeles clinic offers care for Mayas
Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2008
Health Plans
Aetna expands individual sales
Hartford Courant, April 2, 2008

Medicaid rules changes could cost TennCare millions in funding
The Tennessean, April 2, 2008

Florida governor pitches new health insurance plan
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 1, 2008
Global Healthcare News
WHO: Medical chaos in Gaza
AP/Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 2, 2008

Contributed Feature: The Changing of the Guard
The generational "changing of the guard" in medicine is wreaking havoc on hospital-physician relationships and may herald a crisis of access, particularly for primary care physicians and rural specialists, as baby boomers begin to enroll in Medicare starting in 2011, says contributor Jeff Goldsmith. Jeff Goldsmith, for HealthLeaders Media
March 26, 2008

Video: Innovative Investing
Hospitals benefit both financially and through healthcare product development. Plus, P4P drugs and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
March 27, 2008

News: Most Organizations Use Form to Facilitate Handoffs
National Patient Safety Goal No. 2 requires hospitals to improve staff communication, but it does not require them to do so with a form. Still, 77% of AHAP members have a form to facilitate handoffs, according to AHAP's 2008 handoff communications benchmarking survey. And only 27% make the forms part of patients' permanent records. Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals
March 27, 2008

Magazine: Rankings Under Fire
Amid calls for greater transparency in payers' physician ranking programs, many health plans have agreed to a new national model. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2008





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