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Two hospital systems expand networks in tough times
The Tennessean, February 3, 2009
Bay Area health union seeks vote on membership
Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2009
Tempers flare over New Orleans hospital dispute
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 2, 2009
Harvard will stiffen rules for staff at med school
Boston Globe, February 3, 2009
Appeals court rejects disclosure of Medicare data
AP/Yahoo News, February 3, 2009

Spotlight: Do You Have a Plan for Your ED? I've heard of acute-care inpatient units tailored for elderly patients with hand rails and nonslip flooring. But an emergency room designed specifically for elderly patients? That's a new one. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Two hospital systems expand networks in tough times
The Tennessean, February 3, 2009

Bay Area health union seeks vote on membership
Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2009

Lured by promise of stem cells, Dallas-Fort Worth residents head abroad for medical treatment
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 2, 2009
State/Local Government
Tempers flare over New Orleans hospital dispute
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 2, 2009

Washington healthcare facilities scrambling to deal with Death with Dignity Act
Seattle Times, February 3, 2009

Louisiana healthcare activists seek united voice on legislation
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 2, 2009
Physicians
Harvard will stiffen rules for staff at med school
Boston Globe, February 3, 2009

Appeals court rejects disclosure of Medicare data
AP/Yahoo News, February 3, 2009

Ethicists debate doctors who keep it personal
USA Today, February 3, 2009

Cancer centers pushing better survivor care
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2009

Surgeon sues Melbourne, FL, hospital
Florida Today, February 2, 2009
Federal Government
Commentary: President Obama and healthcare: Part II
Sg2 (free registration required), February 3, 2009

Daschle faces more questions in nomination bid
AP/Miami Herald, February 3, 2009
Health Plans
Aetna settles billing case with students
Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2009

Pennsylvania Senate GOP, governor have dueling health plans
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2009

The new uninsured
Washington Post, February 3, 2009

On-site health clinics: An antidote for employers' rising costs?
Orlando Sentinel, February 2, 2009
Marketing
Leon Medical Centers Health Plans makes a Super Bowl pitch
Miami Herald, February 3, 2009
Technology
Data breaches are more costly than ever
Washington Post, February 3, 2009
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New! Lead Time Blog: Can Daschle Survive the Vultures?
If you want healthcare reform soon, then you had better hope Tom Daschle's nomination to head HHS survives the week, says HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2009

Audio: Strategies to Improve the ED
Shawn Evans, MD, an attending emergency physician at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA, shares strategies to improve patient throughput and customer service in the ED. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2009

Contributed Feature: How Post-acute Care Can Improve Hospital Financial Performance
Although the current economic environment is negatively impacting the entire healthcare industry, many health systems are realizing that post-acute programs, which often take a backseat in many hospitals, can generate some much needed financial returns for the organization. Daniel Walter and Francine Machisko, for HealthLeaders Media
January 30, 2009

Contributed Feature: Evaluation of a Federal Healthcare Proposal
Federal agencies field proposals daily from organizations looking to provide them with healthcare services. Each must include a set of stated evaluation factors and/or subfactors. Scott Honiberg, president of Potomac Health Associates, Inc. and Jeff Weinstein, the company's counsel, say it's critical to address these as thoroughly as possible to ultimately outshine the competition. Scott Honiberg and Jeff Weinstein, for HealthLeaders Media
February 2, 2009





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