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Detroit bailout plan puts retirees' heathcare at risk
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 30, 2008
'Personalized medicine' reads DNA for effective treatments
New York Times, December 30, 2008
NYC pushes $60 million EMR database project
New York Times, December 30, 2008
No background checks for one-third of CA health workers
Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2008
Health plan deductibles prompt year-end boom
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 30, 2008

Spotlight: Glad To See You Go

The year 2008 was no fun for the folks who run finance operations at hospitals—or for much of anyone else. We're glad to see it go, but before we do, let's take a look back.

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Today's Sections

Health Plans
Detroit bailout plan puts retirees' heathcare at risk
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 30, 2008

Low-cost medical insurance option starts in January
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 30, 2008

Enrollment nears federal cap for Indiana health plan
Indianapolis Star, December 30, 2008

Health plan deductibles prompt year-end boom
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 30, 2008

FFS Medicare plan cancelled in Minnesota
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, December 30, 2008

HUSKY health plan moves enrollees to new MCO
Hartford Courant, December 30, 2008
Technology
NYC pushes $60 million EMR database project
New York Times, December 30, 2008

'Personalized medicine' reads DNA for effective treatments
New York Times, December 30, 2008
Legal
No background checks for one-third of CA health workers
Los Angeles Times, December 30, 2008

Star student's suicide prompts precedent-setting suit
San Francisco Chronicle, December 30, 2008
Marketing
Obama uses direct marketing for healthcare overhaul
Washington Post, December 29, 2008
Research
Hospitals address breast cancer side effects
Washington Post, December 29, 2008

Magazine: Multimedia Center on Wheels
A North Carolina system’s new 40-foot mobile communications vehicle can link healthcare, government, and volunteer organizations during a disaster. Marianne Aiello, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2008

Commentary: The Map to Improved Care is a Complex One
The IHI is now following its 100,000 Lives and 5 Million Lives Campaigns with an even broader initiative to help leaders sift through regulations that hinder care quality. Ambitious? Yes. Jay Moore, for HealthLeaders Media
December 18, 2008

Commentary: 'Employee Partnership' Pushes Engagement
Hospitals need to do a better job understanding what employees want. This is where a new "Employee Partnership" model focusing more on employee engagement comes in. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
December 29, 2008

Contributed Feature: Battling the Downturn
If there's one thing that healthcare professionals have learned in these trying economic times, it's that despite some claims to the contrary, the healthcare industry certainly isn't recession-proof. HealthLeaders Media guest columnist Mike Alkire offers some suggestions on what your hospital can do to minimize the effects of the economic crisis. Mike Alkire, for HealthLeaders Media
December 15, 2008





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