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Kansas governor accepts offer as health secretary
New York Times, March 2, 2009
Half of nation's hospitals running losses
Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2009
Obama's health plan, ambitious in any economy, is tougher in this one
New York Times, March 2, 2009
Hospital opens in Stafford County, VA
Washington Post, March 2, 2009
New rules on conflicts proposed at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 27, 2009

Spotlight: The Manufactured Outrage over Comparative Effectiveness Research What if physicians could make decisions about which drugs, devices, and treatments to use based on objective research into which options were most effective? Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Kansas governor accepts offer as health secretary
New York Times, March 2, 2009

Sebelius's political skills, experience win plaudits
Washington Post, March 2, 2009

Obama's health plan, ambitious in any economy, is tougher in this one
New York Times, March 2, 2009

Adding up Obama's plan to save $300 billion in Medicare, Medicaid
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 2, 2009

Healthcare reform: Let the games begin!
Sg2 (free registration required), February 27, 2009
Business
Half of nation's hospitals running losses
Los Angeles Times, March 2, 2009

Hospital opens in Stafford County, VA
Washington Post, March 2, 2009

Madison, GA, hospital plans $35 million site
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 2, 2009

CEO of Smyrna, TN-based StoneCrest Medical Center steps down
The Tennessean, March 2, 2009

WSJ Health Blog Q&A: Mayo Clinic CEO Denis Cortese
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 2, 2009
Physicians
New rules on conflicts proposed at University of Wisconsin-Madison
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 27, 2009

Health workers' conscience rule set to be voided
Washington Post, March 2, 2009

University of Michigan halts use of dogs to train surgeons
Detroit Free Press, February 27, 2009
Health Plans
Blue Cross of Texas president urges doctors, insurers to work together on costs
Dallas Morning News, March 2, 2009

Jobless, or about to be, and rushing to use medical benefits
Hartford Courant, March 2, 2009

Health insurers, poised for round two of health reform
New York Times, March 2, 2009
Hospital News
Floors likely to reopen at Grady
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 2, 2009

Pittsburgh hospital retains Hollywood PR firm
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2, 2009

New Jersey hospitals may have their errors publicized
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, March 2, 2009
State/Local Government
Massachusetts towns take different tacks with hospital
Boston Globe, March 2, 2009

Pasco County, FL's specialty healthcare fund for the insured is empty
St. Petersburg Times, February 27, 2009
Technology
How to make electronic medical records a reality
New York Times, March 2, 2009

Good or useless, medical scans cost the same
New York Times, March 2, 2009

Industry Survey 2009: Piercing the Inner Circle
The role of the CIO—and his or her place in the healthcare organization—is evolving. And as the HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2009 indicates, perceptions of that role, and how well the department is doing, also vary—considerably. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Magazine
February 6, 2009

Commentary: The Search for a Five-Star Doc
Online consumer reviews can help uncover little-known restaurant gems, warn against grimy hotels, or offer insight into all manner of goods and services. But do consumer ratings of physicians have any real value? Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2009

Campaign Spotlight: In the Red
In this economy, how you choose to communicate your message is just as important as the message itself. With shrinking budgets at the forefront of decision making, there are many effective ways to get the word out without breaking the bank. Kandace McLaughlin Doyle, for HealthLeaders Media
February 25, 2009

Contributed Feature: Hybrid Concierge Medicine Offers Hope for Primary Care
Contributor Wayne Lipton looks at how a hybrid model of medicine that combines both concierge and traditional payment options could improve the quality of care while improving physicians' financial outlook. Wayne Lipton, for HealthLeaders Media
February 26, 2009





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