View as a Webpage HealthLeaders Daily News | Jan. 2, 2008
HealthLeaders Media
Login Register Invite a Friend Sitemap Home
LeadershipFinanceTechnologyPhysiciansCommunity HospitalsHealth PlansMarketing
Top Stories
For uninsured, Medicare makes a healthy impact
New York Times, January 2, 2008
Penalties to rise for shunning insurance in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, January 2, 2008
Despite ruling, San Francisco to expand health services
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2008
California proposal targets deadly staph infection
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2008
Whites more likely to get ER narcotics
AP/Yahoo News, January 2, 2008

Spotlight: What Good Are They? If HSA funding levels are any indication, we have a lot of work to do before these accounts--coupled as they almost always are with high deductible health plans--do anything other than make patients poorer. The reason: neither people (nor companies) are putting enough money in them, despite their tax-advantaged status. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
For uninsured, Medicare makes a healthy impact
New York Times, January 2, 2008
Health Plans
Penalties to rise for shunning insurance in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, January 2, 2008

Despite ruling, San Francisco to expand health services
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2008

Gastric surgery puts obese patients at odds with insurance industry
Orlando Sentinel, January 2, 2008
Trends
Boston hospital to widen access to ICUs
Boston Globe, January 2, 2008

Hospitalsí action stops spread of infection
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2008

Copper, silver tested as germ wards
AP/Yahoo News, January 2, 2008
State/Local Government
California proposal targets deadly staph infection
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2008
Physicians
Whites more likely to get ER narcotics
AP/Yahoo News, January 2, 2008

Researcher says doctors should talk about death with patients
AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 2, 2008

Saliva tests used to detect cancers of the head and neck
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 2, 2008
Business
Urgent care clinics planned in Texas
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 2, 2008

Pennsylvania to give hospital $13.5 million for expansion
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2, 2008

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center takes over hospital
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2, 2008
Commentary
Prescription monitoring program finds success, court battles
The Tennessean, January 2, 2008
Technology
Technology cuts risk of surgical sponges
Chicago Tribune, January 2, 2008

Commentary: Thanks for a Great First Year
What was the big technology story of the year? Truth be told, the industry is too big to say there is ONE big story. But we did see several pronounced trends. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
December 31, 2007

Magazine: A Semi-Victory for Evanston Northwestern
Ruling requires separate negotiations but no divestiture in lengthy Illinois merger case. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 2007

Magazine: The Quality-Driven Consumer
What does quality in healthcare really mean to consumers? One survey found that good physicians and treatment options constituted quality healthcare for a majority of consumers, but a multitude of other factors, from advanced technology to being treated with respect, were also cited. HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2007

Video: The New Rainmakers
Nursing staff shifting from cost center to profit center. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning, this video also features the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
December 20, 2007





About | Advertise | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Reprints/Permissions | Contact
Career Center | Leadership | Finance | Technology | Physicians | Community Hospitals | Health Plans | Marketing

© 2007 HealthLeaders Media
If you prefer not to receive this email newsletter, you can unsubscribe here