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Obama signs SCHIP bill
CNN.com, February 4, 2009
Survey: Recession hits Georgia hospitals hard
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 5, 2009
No end to battle of the beds in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, February 4, 2009
Google, IBM promote online health records
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2009
Survey: Texas doctors say insurers' paperwork hurts patient care
Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2009

Spotlight: South Carolina Program Puts HAIs in the Crosshairs Wednesday marked the launch of the South Carolina Healthcare Quality Trust, a statewide, voluntary hospital quality collaborative to reduce hospital-acquired infections and their associated costs. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
Obama signs SCHIP bill
CNN.com, February 4, 2009

SCHIP: Doctor-owned hospitals win
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, February 5, 2009

Medicare Advantage prices rise as overhaul plan nears
Bloomberg News/Philadelphia Inquirer, February 5, 2009

Kansas governor back on radar for HHS post
AP/Miami Herald, February 5, 2009
Business
Survey: Recession hits Georgia hospitals hard
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 5, 2009

No end to battle of the beds in North Carolina
Raleigh News & Observer, February 4, 2009

New Orleans Children's Hospital, Touro Infirmary to join forces
New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 4, 2009

Florida-based Morton Plant Health Care plans pediatric partnership with St. Joseph's
St. Petersburg Times, February 4, 2009
Technology
Google, IBM promote online health records
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2009

"EPharmacy" available to remote locations in Kansas City-based St. Luke's Health System
Kansas City Star, February 4, 2009
Physicians
Survey: Texas doctors say insurers' paperwork hurts patient care
Dallas Morning News, February 5, 2009

Bomb critically wounds Arkansas medical board head
USA Today, February 5, 2009

Doctors hanging out their shingles as members of Congress
Chicago Tribune, February 5, 2009
State/Local Government
WellCare leaving Florida's controversial Medicaid Reform program
Miami Herald, February 5, 2009

In 11th hour, Blagojevich increased funds for doctors treating poor children
Chicago Tribune, February 5, 2009

North Carolina health plan needs $1.2 billion
Raleigh News & Observer, February 4, 2009
Legal
Los Angeles County rehired convicted rapist after firing him
Los Angeles Times, February 5, 2009

Lawsuit: Mold at Tampa hospital killed three children
St. Petersburg Times, February 4, 2009

In New York, insurer settles its dispute on payments
New York Times, February 5, 2009

Insurance settlements may benefit patients
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2009
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Commentary: Rogue Stem Cell Clinics Damage Global Health
As legitimate and ethical research has emerged abroad, rogue stem cell clinics have also set up shop in countries friendly to their business. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
February 3, 2009

Commentary: The Next Wave of Health 2.0: Digital Peer Review
It's time consuming, tedious, and often just plain uncomfortable for everyone involved. But, like most things in life that are unpleasant, peer review is necessary and unavoidable. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
February 3, 2009

New! Lead Time Blog: SCHIP and Party Politics
By a 290-135 mostly party line vote, the House passed an expansion of SCHIP that will add 4 million children to the program, which currently covers approximately 6 million. What is interesting is the continuing partisanship of the votes, first for the stimulus package and now for SCHIP, writes HealthLeaders Media Editor-in-Chief Jim Molpus. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media
February 3, 2009

Contributed Feature: Radiology Management: Cost and Quality at the Crossroads of Patient Care (Part I)
Effective radiology testing requires facilitation, collaboration, and the use of new tools and communication channels. In this two-part series, contributor Marybeth Regan, PhD, describes eight dimensions of radiology management and explains how the concept can improve patient care. Marybeth Regan, PhD, for HealthLeaders Media
February 3, 2009





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