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Consolidation of insurers a concern for medical providers
Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2009
Los Angeles County health system again facing major deficits
Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2009
$23 million won't keep Georgia trauma system healthy, advocates say
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 8, 2009
Nurses at Independence, MO-based Centerpoint await election on bargaining unit
Kansas City Star, April 7, 2009
Live From HIMSS: Don't Procrastinate on Developing IT Strategy
Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2009

Spotlight: Live from HIMSS: Take Advantage of Stimulus Money The question of timing to get HITECH Act reimbursement is on everyone's mind for obvious reasons. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Consolidation of insurers a concern for medical providers
Chicago Tribune, April 8, 2009

Nurses at Independence, MO-based Centerpoint await election on bargaining unit
Kansas City Star, April 7, 2009

Long Island hospitals scramble to close budget gaps
Newsday, April 7, 2009

Federal aid to help New Jersey health centers
NJ.com, April 8, 2009

Community rallies to save Greenville (SC) Shriners Hospital for Children
The State, April 7, 2009

Trinity Medical Center and Irondale, AL, set mediation date in relocation dispute
Birmingham Business Journal, April 7, 2009
State/Local Government
Los Angeles County health system again facing major deficits
Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2009

$23 million won't keep Georgia trauma system healthy, advocates say
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 8, 2009

Oregon Senate committee passes healthcare bills
AP/The Oregonian, April 8, 2009

Holes in Louisiana health coverage noted
New Orleans Times-Picayune, April 8, 2009
Technology
Live From HIMSS: Don't Procrastinate on Developing IT Strategy
Carrie Vaughan, for HealthLeaders Media, April 7, 2009
Physicians
Commentary: Why 'quality' care is dangerous
Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2009

California report: Even fewer bypass-surgery deaths
San Francisco Chronicle, April 8, 2009

More Southern California residents forgo preventive care, providers say
Los Angeles Times, April 8, 2009

Florida representative urges doctors to oppose healthcare reform
Jacksonville Business Journal, April 8, 2009
Global Healthcare News
China reform plans call for a health clinic in each village
Wall Street Journal, April 8, 2009

Commentary: Octomom Records Breach a Lesson in Patient Privacy
Kaiser Permanente should be commended for quickly firing or disciplining 23 employees for unauthorized viewing of the personal medical files of Nadya Suleman, aka, Octomom. John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media
April 6, 2009

Commentary: To Bundle or Not to Bundle?
That's not the question, at least according to an admittedly unscientific survey of CEOs and CFOs I've talked with over the past few weeks. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
April 6, 2009

Audio: Engage Physicians to Achieve Top Cardiac Care
Physician leaders David Pate, Marigene Hartker, and Joseph Knapp discuss how to enhance quality in the cardiac service line through physician alignment, quality initiatives, and leadership strategies. "Hospital leadership needs to take responsibility for establishing alignment with physicians," says Pate, CEO of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston, TX. [Sponsored by HealthGrades Clinical Excellence Research & Consulting] HealthLeaders Media
April 2009

Contributed Feature: Using IT to Achieve Hospital-Physician-Patient Alignment
E-mail, video conferencing, online retail, Google, LinkedIn, and YouTube have transformed our daily interactions with other people and the way we operate business. Ultimately, these same technologies will not only transform healthcare, but the way physicians and hospitals align to deliver care. Steven A. Nahm, MBA, for HealthLeaders Media
April 7, 2009





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