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Medicaid payments go up for pediatric care in New Jersey
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, January 3, 2008
Curing hospital's ills tops Maryland legislators' agenda
Washington Post, January 3, 2008
UAW healthcare trust questioned
Louisville Courier-Journal, January 2, 2008
Drug sample distribution system faulted
Boston Globe, January 3, 2008
Jolt delayed in one-third of cardiac arrests
AP/Yahoo News, January 3, 2008

Spotlight: Looking Forward to 2008 In my last column, I wrote that 2007 was the year of the consumer, as hospital and health system marketers increasingly referred to patients as customers and focused much of their attention on improving service, engendering patient loyalty, and creating a positive brand experience. So, what will 2008 bring for healthcare marketing? Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Medicaid payments go up for pediatric care in New Jersey
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, January 3, 2008
State/Local Government
Curing hospital's ills tops Maryland legislators' agenda
Washington Post, January 3, 2008

Assembly bill would help cover California's uninsured
The Sacramento Bee, January 2, 2008
Health Plans
UAW healthcare trust questioned
Louisville Courier-Journal, January 2, 2008

San Francisco health plan has few takers on first day of expansion
San Francisco Chronicle, January 3, 2008

Maryland to expand insurance evaluations
Washington Post, January 3, 2008
Trends
Jolt delayed in one-third of cardiac arrests
AP/Yahoo News, January 3, 2008

Children's Hospital in Seattle puts tales of healing and joy online
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 3, 2008

Escape prompts hospital scrutiny
Washington Post, January 3, 2008

Company looks to predict premature births
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 2, 2008
Pharmaceutical
Drug sample distribution system faulted
Boston Globe, January 3, 2008
Business
Cleveland Clinic's community push praised, questioned
Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 2, 2008

Georgia hospitals sue to stop surgery centers
Jacksonville Times-Union, January 2, 2008

Little profit for hospitals in New York
The Business Review of Albany, January 3, 2008

After losing lawsuit, Indianapolis cardiology practice may dissolve
Indianapolis Star, January 2, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Afghan hospital in U.S. probe likely to get help
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 3, 2008
Physicians
Cancer diagnosis? Get 2nd ... 3rd ... 4th opinion
The Charlotte Observer, January 2, 2008

News: Getting Docs on Board
Traditionally, hospital quality and patient safety have been left in the hands of the clinical staff--board members and senior executives focused more on the strategic and financial goals of the organization. However, that dynamic is no longer the case. Hospital executives and community board members are taking an increasingly larger role in defining and monitoring the hospital's quality goals. Here are five ways that senior hospital executives and trustees can ensure that physicians are on board with their quality agenda. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
January 2, 2008

Commentary: Preempting Reform
An ambitious plan to offer universal access to affordable healthcare services for every resident in San Francisco is now in jeopardy due to a ruling in a federal lawsuit. That lawsuit is challenging the legality of a fee the city plans to impose on employers who do not offer healthcare coverage to their workers. Brad Cain, for HealthLeaders Media
January 2, 2008

Magazine: We Can Rebuild It
After taking a steep financial hit, a Memphis health system finds the secret to rescuing a struggling transplant center--transplant it. Lola Butcher, for HealthLeaders Magazine
December 13, 2007

Audio: Top Leadership Teams: Leveling the Field
Brad King, CFO at Oregon Health & Science University, talks about how the hospital portion of the university faced potential closure 15 years ago and an unlevel competitive playing field with insurers. HealthLeaders Media
December 17, 2007





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