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Study finds many patients dissatisfied with hospitals
New York Times, March 31, 2008
Small hospitals push to do heart work
AP/Yahoo News, March 31, 2008
Insurers look at virtual visits to doctor
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 31, 2008
Small hospital seeks mighty task of reviving Los Angeles facility
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2008
Industry giants push obesity surgery
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 31, 2008

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Today's Sections

Federal Government
Study finds many patients dissatisfied with hospitals
New York Times, March 31, 2008
Community Hospitals
Small hospitals push to do heart work
AP/Yahoo News, March 31, 2008
Health Plans
Insurers look at virtual visits to doctor
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 31, 2008
Business
Small hospital seeks mighty task of reviving Los Angeles facility
Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2008

Boston hospital cuts include managers, nurses
Boston Globe, March 31, 2008

Work halts at Hartford, CT, hospital site
Hartford Courant, March 31, 2008

Texas county worried over decrease in patient load
Houston Chronicle, March 28, 2008
Trends
Industry giants push obesity surgery
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), March 31, 2008

Critical time for trauma centers
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 31, 2008

North Texans to get price cuts in Medicare supplies
Dallas Morning News, March 31, 2008
State/Local Government
Washington, DC, plan could aid uninsured
Washington Post, March 31, 2008

Nevada governor scraps effort to remove medical board members
AP/San Francisco Chronicle, March 31, 2008

Florida legislators seeking to close TB hospital
South Florida Sun-Sentinel, March 28, 2008
Physicians
Combining Internet with office visits cut heart attack risks
HealthDay/Washington Post, March 31, 2008

Healthcare dispute brings problems in Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 28, 2008

News: CMS Web site helps patients shop for care based on quality and price
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has posted new survey information at the Hospital Compare consumer Web site. The site now has information from Medicare patients about their hospital stays, as well as information about the number of certain elective hospital procedures provided to those patients and what Medicare pays for those services. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
March 31, 2008

Magazine: Quality--Is HCAHPS Enough?
For some hospitals, CMS' consumer assessment survey is all they need to measure patient satisfaction. But some organizations want more. Maureen Larkin, for HealthLeaders Magazine
March 2008

Contributed Feature: The Changing of the Guard
The generational "changing of the guard" in medicine is wreaking havoc on hospital-physician relationships and may herald a crisis of access, particularly for primary care physicians and rural specialists, as baby boomers begin to enroll in Medicare starting in 2011, says contributor Jeff Goldsmith. Jeff Goldsmith, for HealthLeaders Media
March 26, 2008

Video: Innovative Investing
Hospitals benefit both financially and through healthcare product development. Plus, P4P drugs and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
March 27, 2008





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