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Bush signs child healthcare extensioninto law
AP/Yahoo, December 31, 2007
Women surgeons complain of bias by male chief
Boston Globe, December 31, 2007
$10 million to Johns Hopkins to fight eye illness
Baltimore Sun, December 31, 2007
Thousands enroll in Healthy Indiana Plan
Indianapolis Star, December 31, 2007
Blue Cross of North Carolina lifts co-pays on generics
Raleigh News & Observer, December 31, 2007

Spotlight: If It Ain't Broke, Fix It Senior leaders are spending less time in the corner office and more time on clinical floors as their organizations work to identify and eliminate shortcuts before serious errors occur. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Bush signs child healthcare extensioninto law
AP/Yahoo, December 31, 2007

EEOC ruling codifies benefits cutback
Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 31, 2007
Hospital News
Women surgeons complain of bias by male chief
Boston Globe, December 31, 2007

Colorado Attorney General backs hospitals' sale despite church conflict
The Denver Post, December 31, 2007

Networks ease way for cancer patients
The Olympian, December 31, 2007

Hospital counselors fill spiritual need at Stanford
San Jose Mercury News, December 31, 2007

Everything looks better with a touch of glitter
Washington Post, December 31, 2007
Finance
$10 million to Johns Hopkins to fight eye illness
Baltimore Sun, December 31, 2007

Employers promote healthy living
Miami Herald, December 31, 2007

Commentary: Hospital billing never ends
New York Times, December 31, 2007
Health Plans
Thousands enroll in Healthy Indiana Plan
Indianapolis Star, December 31, 2007

Blue Cross of North Carolina lifts co-pays on generics
Raleigh News & Observer, December 31, 2007
State/Local Government
NY law raises issues of states' reach in patient care
Washington Post, December 31, 2007
Research
Childhood diabetes boosts risk for kidney problems
Washington Post, December 31, 2007
Global Healthcare News
Pregnancy becomes latest job outsourced to India
USA Today, December 31, 2007
Trends
Hey, it's still me in here
New York Times, December 31, 2007

Magazine: Board on the Floor
Quality isn't just for the docs anymore. A growing emphasis on hospital quality is sparking a new governance model that requires trustees to monitor more than just the bottom line. Is your board ready to take charge? Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2007

Magazine: 07 Top Leadership Teams: Team Concepts for Win-Win Physician Relations
Hospital chief executives have been spending more time and energy lately on physician relations. CEOs and chief medical officers participating in the Top Leadership Teams' physician relations panel said such efforts are part of a push to align closely with the medical staff. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 2007

Commentary: Is This A Valid Claim?
Last week I reported on consumer mistrust of health organizations, a gap some are trying to bridge with Web portals. That gap may get bigger, if a recent study that crossed my desk has any merit. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
December 18, 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.] December 20, 2007





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