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On-call ER crisis still on gurney in Florida
Palm Beach Post, December 6, 2007
Lawsuit aims to cut ER fees in California
San Jose Mercury News, December 6, 2007
Medicare cuts funds for cancer treatments
Boston Globe, December 7, 2007
State grant awarded to improve patient safety in Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 6, 2007
Kansas City-based Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics plans expansion
Kansas City Star, December 7, 2007

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Today's Sections

Business
Emory plans costly moves
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 7, 2007

Kansas City-based Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics plans expansion
Kansas City Star, December 7, 2007
State/Local Government
On-call ER crisis still on gurney in Florida
Palm Beach Post, December 6, 2007

Groups criticize Collin Countyís patient data rule
Dallas Morning News, December 7, 2007

Mt. Sinai future to be considered by Miami leaders
Miami Herald, December 7, 2007

State grant awarded to improve patient safety in Missouri
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 6, 2007
Legal
More suits against Hartford hospital
Hartford Courant, December 7, 2007

Lawsuit aims to cut ER fees in California
San Jose Mercury News, December 6, 2007
Federal Government
FDA panel votes against new Avastin use
AP/Yahoo News, December 7, 2007

Medicare cuts funds for cancer treatments
Boston Globe, December 7, 2007
Finance
Georgia trauma care bill would raise car fees
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 7, 2007
Technology
Canada reactor woes delay medical tests
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 7, 2007
Health Plans
Massachusetts tax group sees big healthcare hit to employers
Boston Globe, December 7, 2007

Aetna and Florida medical center reach agreement
Miami Herald, December 7, 2007
Community Hospitals
Extended family of medical specialists helps Maryland county thrive
Washington Post, December 7, 2007
Pharmaceutical
Oregonís prescription program remains under the radar
The Oregonian, December 6, 2007
Global Healthcare News
U.S. medical program for Afghans faces probe
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 7, 2007

Magazine: Merge Investment and Financial Decision-Making to Cut Risk
New research suggests that healthcare organizations should strive for greater cooperation between the investment and finance arenas. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Magazine
November 2007

News: Prepare for tougher HIPAA enforcement
Under pressure to step up HIPAA security enforcement, the government has established a year-long contract with PriceWaterhouseCoopers to conduct security audits of covered entities. Elyas Bakhtiari and Andrea Kraynak, for HealthLeaders News
December 6, 2007

Commentary: Generations Apart
I just knew I was asking for it when I filed a column about Gen X and Y docs. Last week, I put forth the perception of many administrators and physician leaders I know that this younger crop of clinicians is less engaged in their careers than previous generations. Some readers took me to task for perpetuating such broad, and in their opinion unfair, stereotypes. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
December 6, 2007

Audio: Opting for private insurance
For years, workers generally took health insurance if it was offered by their employer. Now some workers are opting for private health insurance because they are finding it is cheaper to get spouses and children covered by private policies than under their employers' plans. Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media
November 26, 2007





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