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North Carolina hospitals quietly tempt South Florida's nurses
Miami Herald, October 30, 2008
Philadelphia judge to decide on Fox Chase expansion
Philadelphia Inquirer, October 30, 2008
Tally of improperly accessed UCLA patient records tops 1,000
Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2008
Thomas Frist to leave HCA board
The Tennessean, October 30, 2008
Officials seek help for Pontiac, MI-based hospital
Detroit Free Press, October 30, 2008

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Business
North Carolina hospitals quietly tempt South Florida's nurses
Miami Herald, October 30, 2008

Thomas Frist to leave HCA board
The Tennessean, October 30, 2008

Union workers strike at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, CA
Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2008
Legal
Philadelphia judge to decide on Fox Chase expansion
Philadelphia Inquirer, October 30, 2008

Tally of improperly accessed UCLA patient records tops 1,000
Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2008
State/Local Government
Officials seek help for Pontiac, MI-based hospital
Detroit Free Press, October 30, 2008

New Orleans hospital plans aim not to raze
New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 30, 2008

Arizona's Proposition 101 would block universal health coverage
Wall Street Journal (blog), October 30, 2008
Physicians
Old blood boosts risk of infection
Chicago Tribune, October 30, 2008

Medical grind hurts healing art
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), October 30, 2008
Health Plans
Insurers entice doctors to prescribe generic drugs
AP/Yahoo News, October 30, 2008

Women buying health policies pay a penalty
New York Times, October 30, 2008
Trends
U.S. hospitals lag in patient satisfaction
HealthDay/Washington Post, October 30, 2008

Citizenship often determines who gets medical care
Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2008

In one section of Beth Israel Hospital, some patients are saying 'om,' not 'ah'
New York Times, October 30, 2008

Children's Hospital Boston launches philanthropy Web site
Boston Globe, October 30, 2008
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Commentary: American Medical Tourism: Fact vs. Fiction
There's no shortage of reporters, consultants, and others who want to convince us that outbound medical tourism from the U.S. is a rapidly emerging trend. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 28, 2008

Commentary: CIO: What You're Doing Isn't Good Enough
As CIO, you are now expected to be able to help manage initiatives that are larger and affect more parts of the organization. But hold on: Even that's not good enough. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
October 28, 2008

Audio: How Population Health Can Help in the Medical Home
Tracey Moorhead, president and CEO of DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance, discusses the opportunities for population health improvement and DM companies in a medical home and the changes they may need to make. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 29, 2008

Contributed Feature: Strengthening the Physician-Hospital Relationship: 10 Keys to Success
An effective relationship with physicians is critical to the success of any hospital, and an effective relationship with hospitals is important to most physicians. Here are 10 ways to strengthen that relationship. Jesse O. Weatherly, III, FACHE, and Stephen C. Nyquist, for HealthLeaders Media
October 24, 2008





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