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Minnesota-based Fairview Health Services' net loss was $114 million last year
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 6, 2009
Jobs scarce, even for nurses
Washington Post, April 6, 2009
New York-Presbyterian Hospital offering digital records
New York Times, April 6, 2009
Cuts expected to subsidies for private Medicare plans
Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2009
New Jersey budget would limit expansion of FamilyCare
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 6, 2009

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Today's Sections

Business
Minnesota-based Fairview Health Services' net loss was $114 million last year
Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 6, 2009

663,000 jobs lost in March; total tops 5 million
New York Times, April 6, 2009
Hospital News
Jobs scarce, even for nurses
Washington Post, April 6, 2009

UPMC joins health network for military
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2009

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center fined for helicopter fumes
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2009
Technology
New York-Presbyterian Hospital offering digital records
New York Times, April 6, 2009

Healthcare industry moves slowly onto the Internet
New York Times, April 6, 2009
Federal Government
Cuts expected to subsidies for private Medicare plans
Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2009

Obama healthcare road show coming to California
San Francisco Chronicle, April 6, 2009

Insurance aid for the newly unemployed
Wall Street Journal, April 6, 2009
State/Local Government
New Jersey budget would limit expansion of FamilyCare
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 6, 2009

New Hampshire senator to meet with healthcare providers
AP/USA Today, April 6, 2009

Soaring medical insurance costs are a sore spot for California employers
Los Angeles Times, April 6, 2009

Health group volunteers Tennessee as test site for universal coverage
The Tennessean, April 6, 2009
Global Healthcare News
China says it will have healthcare for all by 2020
AP/Yahoo News, April 6, 2009
EPrescribing Survey
How is the government's e-prescribing incentive changing physician practice workflow, operations, and therapeutic decisions? Please take our 60-second survey.

Feature: New National Culture of Health Needs to Accompany Healthcare Reform, Commission Says
By failing to take proven steps to promote better health throughout communities—including discouraging smoking and promoting healthy foods and physical activity—children today face having sicker, shorter lives than their parents, according to recommendations released Thursday by a panel of healthcare experts. Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media
April 6, 2009

Audio: Engage Physicians to Achieve Top Cardiac Care
Physician leaders discuss how to enhance quality in the cardiac service line. [Sponsored by HealthGrades Clinical Excellence Research & Consulting] HealthLeaders Media
April 1, 2009

Audio: Replacing Joints
Marshall Steele, MD, discusses trends in total joint care and offers a preview of the upcoming Webcast, Service Line Strategies 2009: Joint Replacement. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 31, 2009

Commentary: Technology Alone Can't Improve Patient Care
The government hopes e-prescribing will save $22 billion over the next decade by preventing medical errors and increasing the use of generic drugs. Technology alone won't make those estimates a reality, however. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
April 2, 2009





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