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Two more Philadelphia-area maternity units to close
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 6, 2008
Case against former Chicago medical center executive gains ground
Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2008
$13.5 million awarded in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute death
Boston Globe, November 6, 2008
Medicare, Medicaid deficits loom over health priorities
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 6, 2008
President Obama and healthcare
Stephen Jenkins, for Sg2 (free registration required), November 6, 2008

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Today's Sections

Business
Two more Philadelphia-area maternity units to close
Philadelphia Inquirer, November 6, 2008

Charleston (SC) Memorial Hospital closing
The State, November 6, 2008

Tenet CEO buys 100,000 shares; stock hits new lows
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 6, 2008

Florida-based Pediatrix Medical Group profits fall with birth rate, more poor patients
Miami Herald, November 6, 2008

Western Massachusetts hospital network cuts jobs
AP/Boston Globe, November 6, 2008

In hard times, a cosmetic hard sell
New York Times, November 6, 2008
Legal
Case against former Chicago medical center executive gains ground
Chicago Tribune, November 6, 2008

$13.5 million awarded in Dana-Farber Cancer Institute death
Boston Globe, November 6, 2008

Washington, DC, hospital sues to remove boy, 12, from life support
Washington Post, November 6, 2008
Election 2008
President Obama and healthcare
Stephen Jenkins, for Sg2 (free registration required), November 6, 2008

Medicare, Medicaid deficits loom over health priorities
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 6, 2008

Health insurers prime for new business with Democratic rule
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 6, 2008
Trends
Insurers hire radiology police to vet scanning
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), November 6, 2008

80% in U.S. worry about medical bills
Tampa Bay Business Journal, November 6, 2008
State/Local Government
Arizona's Prop 101, barring universal health insurance, too close to call
Wall Street Journal (blog), November 6, 2008

Massachusetts a model of healthcare reform, hurdles
Boston Globe, November 6, 2008
Technology
Texas-based Baylor Health Care says laptop with patient data stolen
Dallas Morning News, November 6, 2008
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Commentary: The Key to PHR Success Isn't What You Think
The two biggest players in the personal health records game know they still have a long way to go before the full potential of the PHR is achieved. Kathryn Mackenzie, for HealthLeaders Media
November 4, 2008

News: CMS Delays RAC Permanent Program
CMS has announced it has delayed the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor permanent program and put a moratorium on all RAC-relayed informational sessions across the country. CMS has yet to release further details but told the American Hospital Association the action was necessary due to "a RAC protest and a stay of performance." Dominic Nicastro, for The RAC Report
November 5, 2008

Audio: Living the Mission
Pamela Morris, president and CEO of CareSource Management Group, talks about how winning the 2008 Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare award for health plans recognizes the commitment CareSource has made to consumers. Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media
October 28, 2008

Magazine: Financial Meltdown Has Wide Repercussions for Healthcare
The financial services industry is currently undergoing one of the largest retrenchments in recent memory, and despite its general reputation as one of the safest investments in times of uncertainty, healthcare—and especially hospitals—has felt the effects of the financial meltdown. But what's next? Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
October 13, 2008





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