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Tenet Healthcare reports $31 million loss
Bloomberg News/Miami Herald, May 6, 2008
Senators told to tread carefully on healthcare
Reuters/Yahoo News, May 7, 2008
Identity thieves prey on patients' medical records
USA Today, May 7, 2008
Illinois governor halts enrollment in expanded health program
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2008
Health clinics inside stores likely to slow their growth
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 7, 2008

Spotlight: Medical Travel: U.S. Pivotal to Global Market's Growth While its new report suggests that medical tourism volume may be exaggerated, McKinsey’s Paul Mango says global medical travel could see tremendous growth, and uninsured Americans could play a pivotal role. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Tenet Healthcare reports $31 million loss
Bloomberg News/Miami Herald, May 6, 2008

Health clinics inside stores likely to slow their growth
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 7, 2008

Building proposal by Manhattan hospital is rejected
New York Times, May 7, 2008
Federal Government
Senators told to tread carefully on healthcare
Reuters/Yahoo News, May 7, 2008

Medicare bid process drawing flak
Dallas Morning News, May 7, 2008
Technology
Identity thieves prey on patients' medical records
USA Today, May 7, 2008

Kaiser completes national installation of electronic health record system
Los Angeles Business, May 6, 2008
State/Local Government
Illinois governor halts enrollment in expanded health program
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2008

Connecticut Senate approves state health insurance pooling bill
Hartford Courant, May 7, 2008
Legal
Los Angeles investigates alleged patient dumping by Costa Mesa hospital
Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2008
Trends
Slowdown's side effect: More nurses
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), May 7, 2008

Workshop calls attention to rural healthcare crisis
Kansas City Star, May 6, 2008

Healthcare costs pinch employers
Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2008

Medical schools try to quash use of sometimes-demeaning shorthand
Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2008
Health Plans
Poll: Majority of Wisconsin residents want universal care
AP/Chicago Tribune, May 7, 2008

Commentary: Global Innovation
While healthcare organizations and vendors claim that they are innovators, analysts point out that healthcare is frequently one of the last sectors to adapt to global change. Rick Johnson, for HealthLeaders Media
May 6, 2008

Commentary: Employers Get a Grip
Despite the wailing about the decline in availability of employer-funded healthcare, employers seem to suggest by their actions that they don't anticipate leaving that responsibility by the roadside anytime soon. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
May 5, 2008

Contributed Feature: Learning Healthcare IT Lessons from North of the 49th Parallel
The U.S. would do well to follow the example of Canada's electronic record undertaking, says contributor Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA, RHIT. Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA, RHIT, for HealthLeaders Media
May 6, 2008

Audio: Alternative Financing
Randy Waring, hospital market leader for GE Healthcare Financial Services, talks about the options available to CFOs who are looking for lower risk, lower interest rates, or both. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
May 5, 2008





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