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Review hints at scope of hospital-error plan in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 2008
Harbor-UCLA ER patients are in jeopardy, California inspectors say
Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2008
Ohio hospital stands to lose $3 million in new Congressional budget
Dayton Business Journal, February 5, 2008
Oakland, CA, Children's Hospital funding losing at polls
San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2008
New health package would cover all Iowa children
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 6, 2008

Spotlight: Are IT Vendors Losing Their Marbles? I pose this question after sitting through a press conference on the "2007 Healthcare IT Sanity Check," a survey analyzing how CIOs in the vast IT marketplace and how well IT vendors meet expectations. Read More

Today's Sections

State/Local Government
Review hints at scope of hospital-error plan in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 6, 2008

Mass. legislators mull cigarette tax increase to help fund healthcare
Boston Globe, February 6, 2008

Minnesotans could save billions in healthcare costs, task force says
Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 6, 2008

County to take time on Atlanta hospital decision
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 6, 2008
Hospital News
Harbor-UCLA ER patients are in jeopardy, California inspectors say
Los Angeles Times, February 6, 2008

Surge of patients aids crisis training, Des Moines hospitals say
Des Moines Register, February 6, 2008
Federal Government
Ohio hospital stands to lose $3 million in new Congressional budget
Dayton Business Journal, February 5, 2008
Business
Oakland, CA, Children's Hospital funding losing at polls
San Francisco Chronicle, February 6, 2008

Greater Cincinnati hospitals gave $44 million in care
Cincinnati Enquirer, February 6, 2008

Kansas-based medical center envisions new facility
Kansas City Star, February 5, 2008
Health Plans
New health package would cover all Iowa children
AP/Chicago Tribune, February 6, 2008

Pennsylvania governor to push on insurance
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 5, 2008

Dispute may put care at risk in Indiana
Indianapolis Star, February 6, 2008
Trends
New AHA chairman's goal is to improve healthcare
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, February 5, 2008
Technology
Audit software provides hospitals warning
eWeek, February 5, 2008

Video: Claims Editing Help
Scouring claims can prevent battles with payers. Plus reports on Wal-Mart's health clinics, judging effectiveness of treatments, and more. [Powered by Trinity Healthforce Learning.] HealthLeaders Media
January 31, 2008

Contributed Feature: Tools for Competing Successfully in a Pay-for-Performance Environment
Pay-for-performance is a fundamental change in payment methodology that could transform how healthcare is delivered more than the current prospective payment system and managed care plans. Levels of adoption suggest that pay-for-performance is likely to stay and may eventually be rolled out across most payers. Aaron DeBoer, Anita Iyenger and Tanay Dudhela, for HealthLeaders Media
February 4, 2008

Magazine: Why Is The ED Such A Pain?
The emergency department has a culture all its own with a unique set of challenges to match. It's also your hospital's window to the community. So you'd better make it work. Molly Rowe, for HealthLeaders Magazine
January 2008

Commentary: New Allies in Covering the Uninsured
Those who decry the plight of the nation's 47 million uninsured--if that's the number you believe--are gaining some fresh new allies of late. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
February 4, 2008





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