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Time-strapped patients feeding growth of urgent care centers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 9, 2008
Study cites California hospitals' coronary bypass death rates
Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2008
Commission seeks health coverage for more Iowa children
AP/Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2008
Two former Amgen salespeople allege improper drug marketing
Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2008
Learning to ask surgeons the tough questions
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 9, 2008

Spotlight: Aetna Takes the Plunge Buried in the blizzard of year-end holiday distractions was an announcement from Aetna that could prove, in hindsight, to be one of those watershed events. Read More

Today's Sections

Business
Time-strapped patients feeding growth of urgent care centers
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 9, 2008

Still too tall, say Seattle hospital's neighbors
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, January 9, 2008

Florida Hospital Waterman reduces staff
Orlando Sentinel, January 8, 2008
Trends
Study cites California hospitals' coronary bypass death rates
Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2008
State/Local Government
Commission seeks health coverage for more Iowa children
AP/Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2008

Michigan governor supports proposed healthcare amendment
Detroit Free Press, January 8, 2008

MOHealthNET: Public service, or politics?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 8, 2008
Legal
Two former Amgen salespeople allege improper drug marketing
Los Angeles Times, January 9, 2008
Physicians
Learning to ask surgeons the tough questions
Wall Street Journal (subscription required), January 9, 2008

Study: Overbooking patients can be good business for docs
Denver Business Journal, January 9, 2008
Health Plans
Cuisine, decor--bedside manner
Hartford Courant, January 9, 2008

Regulators tell HealthMarkets to improve practices
USA Today, January 9, 2008
Global Healthcare News
Chinese most concerned about healthcare
AP/Yahoo News, January 9, 2008

Video: Patience Pays Off
How a healthcare system successfully transplanted its transplant center. Plus, CEOs who focus on quality, risk and patient safety. HealthLeaders Media
January 3, 2008

Audio: Using the Web to Connect With Patients
Peter Goldschmidt, MD, founder of the Health Improvement Institute in Bethesda, MD, discusses the Web strategies of leading healthcare organizations. Gary Baldwin, for HealthLeaders Media
January 7, 2008

Contributed Feature: Regulations, Lack of Capital Hinder Technology Adoption
Only in healthcare do capable, well-intentioned individuals, groups, government entities and corporate organizations attempt to introduce major change without actively involving the industry participants, particularly practicing physicians, who are the pivotal players in the system, says contributor Robert Trinka. Robert Trinka, for HealthLeaders Media
January 8, 2008

Commentary: Welcome to 2008! We're in Debt Up to Our Eyeballs!
I was minding my own business, digging out of the lethargy, weight gain and e-mails that accompany a very rare full week off from work to celebrate the holidays. While I was catching up on the news I missed, I ran across this comforting story with the headline: "$45 trillion gap seen in U.S. benefits." That means the U.S. government is promising $45 trillion more than it can deliver. Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media
January 7, 2008





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