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Kaiser, Methodist wage war for trauma center
Sacramento Bee, December 4, 2007
Massachusetts seeks more use of electronic medical records
Boston Globe, December 5, 2007
Democrats get infusion of campaign money from healthcare
Dallas Morning News, December 5, 2007
Prospects for overhauling California healthcare look poorer
San Francisco Chronicle, December 5, 2007
Pennsylvania governor playing tough with insurance
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2007

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Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Massachusetts panel to press insurers on premiums
Boston Globe, December 5, 2007

Prospects for overhauling California healthcare look poorer
San Francisco Chronicle, December 5, 2007

Pennsylvania governor playing tough with insurance
AP/Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2007
Federal Government
Democrats get infusion of campaign money from healthcare
Dallas Morning News, December 5, 2007
Business
Kaiser, Methodist wage war for trauma center
Sacramento Bee, December 5, 2002

Carteret General Hospital expects savings to top $1 Million with alliance
Raleigh News & Observer, December 4, 2007

Boston hospital faces uncertainty again
Boston Globe, December 5, 2007

Little Clinic opens inside Tennessee Kroger stores
The Tennessean, December 5, 2007

Medical staff criticize California hospital’s plan
San Francisco Chronicle, December 5, 2007
Technology
Revolution Health buys stakes in two Web sites
Washington Post, December 5, 2007

Medtronic probed on alleged doctor payments
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 5, 2007

Massachusetts seeks more use of electronic medical records
Boston Globe, December 5, 2007
Health Plans
Two insurers increase bet on Medicare
New York Times, December 5, 2007

UnitedHealth to improve customer service
AP/Yahoo News, December 5, 2007
Trends
State grapples with shortage of nurses
The Providence Journal, December 4, 2007

Poll: Low Medicare payments slam doctors
Tampa Tribune, December 4, 2007

Sinusitis treatments found ineffective
HealthDay/Washington Post, December 5, 2007
Marketing
Stent maker decides the way to the patient is through the patient
New York Times, December 5, 2007

Magazine: Weeding Out the Weak
Ever wonder why one project succeeds and another falls flat? It may not be your process. How do you know if your team has the right people--and what do you do about the wrong ones? Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November, 2007

Commentary: For Hospitals, Debt Parade Hasn't Stopped--Yet
As the credit crunch facing much of the economy refuses to fade, and in fact grows stronger, one sector seems somewhat immune. You guessed it: healthcare. While consumers and even banks seem to need a fresh infusion of capital that isn't coming, hospitals and healthcare companies are finding the spigot is still open--if a little more pricey. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders News
December 3, 2007

Audio Feature: An Open Book
Paul Levy, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, launched an online blog last year. In this interview, Paul discusses transparency and why, as a hospital CEO, he thinks more communication is better communication. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders News

Contributed Feature: Why Hospitals Should Not Delay Section 409A Compliance
If your organization sponsors any non-qualified compensation plans--and you know who you are--don't let a one-year IRS extension of the deadline for Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code be an excuse to postpone your compliance efforts. Melissa Rasman, Esq. and Ron Seifert, for HealthLeaders News





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