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Physicians ask state to block sale of the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System
The Denver Post, December 5, 2007
Medical companies form group to protect electronic health records
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 6, 2007
Massachusetts patient death rate a concern
Boston Globe, December 6, 2007
Illinois hospital closer to expansion OK
Chicago Tribune, December 6, 2007
Nearly 300,000 in Massachusetts seek coverage under healthcare law
Boston Globe, December 6, 2007

Spotlight: Strong ROI or Money Pit? Many hospitals remain unsure whether they benefit from helping affiliated physicians get EMRs. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
UPMC gives huge grant for tuitions
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 5, 2007

Proposal for universal health insurance in New York state
New York Times, December 6, 2007

Nearly 300,000 in Massachusetts seek coverage under healthcare law
Boston Globe, December 6, 2007
Technology
Medical companies form group to protect electronic health records
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), December 6, 2007
Business
Illinois hospital closer to expansion OK
Chicago Tribune, December 6, 2007

University of Iowa Hospitals CEO to leave for Wisconsin
Des Moines Register, December 6, 2007

Florida hospital expands hospitalist services
Tampa Business Journal, December 6, 2007

Physicians ask state to block sale of the Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System
The Denver Post, December 5, 2007
Trends
Healthcare driving millions into debt, group says
Detroit Free Press, December 5, 2007

Major U.S. airports offering flu shots
AP/Yahoo News, December 6, 2007

Study finds insured Iowans have high health costs
Des Moines Register, December 6, 2007

Massachusetts patient death rate a concern
Boston Globe, December 6, 2007
Health Plans
Coalition argues health insurance costs across Wisconsin unequal
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 5, 2007

Health care execs float plan for the uninsured
New Orleans Times-Picayune, December 5, 2007

Humana on hot seat for Medicare practices
TheStreet.com, December 6, 2007
Physicians
Many St. Louis-area practices short on business savvy
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 5, 2007

Magazine: The Executive View
A high-altitude look at our annual survey of hospital and medical group chief executive officers shows a group of leaders who are generally happy about their jobs with no immediate plans to retire. But before they do eventually bow out, they have some money to spend. Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 1, 2007

Commentary: The Strategic Marketer
No matter how many different ways I ask the question, I can never get a straight answer: Are hospital and health system marketing departments playing a more strategic role in operations and helping to make business decisions? Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
December 5, 2007

Audio: ETH Technology
Sabatino Bianco, MD, director of the Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute in Tyler, TX, recently began performing an innovative procedure, the endoscopic transsphenoidal hypophysectomy. In this podcast, Bianco discusses ETH and the technology involved. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
December 4, 2007

Video: Providing IT for physicians: Can EMRs provide ROI?
Providing IT for physicians: Can EMRs provide ROI? [Powered by TWL Knowledge Group, this video also features the week's top healthcare news stories.] HealthLeaders Media
November 29, 2007





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