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University of Iowa Hospitals to cut $25 million
Des Moines Register, October 31, 2008
Two Hartford hospitals to run top-level trauma center
Hartford Courant, October 31, 2008
More hospitals offer palliative care, focusing on quality of life
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 31, 2008
University of Kansas Hospital will open a comprehensive spine center
Kansas City Star, October 31, 2008
Commentary: Call this a crisis? Just wait
CNN.com, October 30, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
University of Iowa Hospitals to cut $25 million
Des Moines Register, October 31, 2008

Two Hartford hospitals to run top-level trauma center
Hartford Courant, October 31, 2008

University of Kansas Hospital will open a comprehensive spine center
Kansas City Star, October 31, 2008

University of Louisville doctors' building aims for private patients
Louisville Courier-Journal, October 31, 2008
Hospital News
More hospitals offer palliative care, focusing on quality of life
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 31, 2008

How long will patients spend in the ER before they get mad?
Wall Street Journal (blog), October 31, 2008

KU patient's case highlights risk of tainted platelets
Kansas City Star, October 30, 2008
Finance
Commentary: Call this a crisis? Just wait
CNN.com, October 30, 2008

Franklin, TN-based Community Health third-quarter profit rises
Reuters, October 31, 2008

Dispute with IRS threatens Detroit-area clinic serving the poor
Detroit Free Press, October 31, 2008
Health Plans
Colorado bosses paying more for less healthcare
Denver Post, October 31, 2008

In LA Senate campaign, health plans call for big changes
The Times-Picayune, October 30, 2008
Trends
Doctors' offices work to keep patients during economic downturn
Wall Street Journal (blog), October 31, 2008

Treatment of pain lacking, data show Cancer Society says issue a national crisis
McClatchy Newspapers/Houston Chronicle, October 31, 2008
Global Healthcare News
French Doctors Without Borders pulls out of Niger
AP/Yahoo News, October 31, 2008
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Commentary: Broadband Provides Big Bang for Federal Bucks
U.S. Rep. Lee Terry, R-NE, said there is little enthusiasm in Washington, DC, to cut spending on cost-effective programs like eICU, which uses broadband to connect America's rural hospitals with off-site medical experts. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
October 29, 2008

Commentary: DM's Future is in Technology
Disease management leaders know that the only way DM can work is if technology is integrated into their programs. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
October 29, 2008

Magazine: Financial Meltdown Has Wide Repercussions for Healthcare
The financial services industry is currently undergoing one of the largest retrenchments in recent memory, and despite its general reputation as one of the safest investments in times of uncertainty, healthcare—and especially hospitals—has felt the effects of the financial meltdown. But what's next? Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
October 13, 2008

Contributed Feature: Improving Quality in the Group Practice
Contributor and practice management consultant Leif Beck offers suggestions for improving quality in medical group practices that are built primarily around rewarding productivity. Leif C. Beck, JD, CHBC, for HealthLeaders Media
October 30, 2008





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