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Tennessee hospitals feeling economic pinch, cut staff
The Tennessean, December 31, 2008
Obama team seeks public input on healthcare
Denver Post, December 31, 2008
Geriatric care in 'crisis mode'
New York Times, December 31, 2008
Las Vegas surgery center self-reports disinfection lapse
Las Vegas Sun, December 31, 2008
MA budget cuts threaten senior health services
Boston Globe, December 31, 2008

Spotlight: National Health Information Network Set to Launch, Sort Of The Nationwide Health Information Network will become reality very soon, when preliminary tests go live in February. Many are calling this a major milestone.

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Today's Sections

Physicians
Embattled Miami heart surgeon won't surrender medical license
Miami Herald, December 31, 2008

Geriatric care in 'crisis mode'
New York Times, December 31, 2008

Idaho feels the pinch of family physician shortage
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 31, 2008

'Surgtechs' in high demand in South Florida
Miami Herald, December 31, 2008

Prominent child psychiatrist suspends relationship with drug makers
Boston Globe, December 31, 2008
Leadership
Obama team seeks public input on healthcare
Denver Post, December 31, 2008

SEIU leaders sees triumphs, setbacks in 2008
Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2008
Hospital News
Las Vegas surgery center self-reports disinfection lapse
Las Vegas Sun, December 31, 2008
Health Plans
PacificCare fined for claims denials
The Oregonian, December 31, 2008

NC awaits growth of high-risk health insurance pool
Raleigh News & Observer, December 31, 2008

Spend last-minute FSA surplus on aspirin, Band-Aids
Orlando Sentinel, December 31, 2008
Finance
MA budget cuts threaten senior health services
Boston Globe, December 31, 2008

Tennessee hospitals feeling economic pinch, cut staff
The Tennessean, December 31, 2008
Trends
Grocery chain to provide free antibiotics
Washington Post, December 31, 2008
Pharmaceutical
New Year to usher out Pharma swag
New York Times, December 31, 2008
Research
'Senior moments' tied to blood-sugar levels
Los Angeles Times, December 31, 2008

Audio: Women's Health
Lisa Slama, PhD, consultant with Sg2, talks about expanding the scope of women's health service lines and considers the market's potential for growth in the near future. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
December 11, 2008

Magazine: Bigger Isn't Always Better
Bare bones micropractices can help physicians trim costs and spend more time with their patients. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
December 12, 2008

Commentary: 2008: The Year of Hype
The year 2008 will be remembered as the year that shined a bright spotlight on medical travel. The concept had been around for many years, but it has quickly become a way to deal with spiraling healthcare costs.
Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 30, 2008

Commentary: 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. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
December 29, 2008





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