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In divide over healthcare overhaul, two major unions withdraw from a coalition
New York Times, March 9, 2009
Eastern Connecticut Health Network calls off hospital purchase
Hartford Courant, March 9, 2009
Feds join lawsuit against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems
The Tennessean, March 9, 2009
Grady says Georgia governor's Medicaid cuts jeopardize hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 9, 2009
Analysis: Obama Reforms Require Sacrifice
Les Masterson and John Commins, March 6, 2009

Spotlight: Revisiting the EMR Stimulus Math I am sold on the benefits of EMR systems and I am a proponent of physician adoption when possible. Even if I weren't, however, I'd recognize that forces are pushing healthcare in that direction. Read More

Today's Sections

Federal Government
In divide over healthcare overhaul, two major unions withdraw from a coalition
New York Times, March 9, 2009

Analysis: Obama Reforms Require Sacrifice
Les Masterson and John Commins, March 6, 2009

Government-run plan could trip up health overhaul
AP/Yahoo News, March 9, 2009

Health sector has donated millions to lawmakers
Washington Post, March 9, 2009

Could St. Louis lose its Catholic hospitals under new federal abortion legislation?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 9, 2009
Business
Eastern Connecticut Health Network calls off hospital purchase
Hartford Courant, March 9, 2009

Even now, healthcare adds jobs
Wall Street Journal Health Blog, March 9, 2009

Poinciana, FL, residents get OK for 60-bed hospital
Orlando Sentinel, March 9, 2009

University of California-Irvine Medical Center to open new hospital
Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2009
Legal
Feds join lawsuit against Tennessee-based Community Health Systems
The Tennessean, March 9, 2009

Nurses win settlement over wages
Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2009

No crime found in hospital organ harvesting
AP/USA Today, March 9, 2009
State/Local Government
Grady says Georgia governor's Medicaid cuts jeopardize hospital
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 9, 2009

Los Angeles hospital project a step closer to resuming
Los Angeles Times, March 9, 2009

Boost to health coverage planned in Massachusetts
Boston Globe, March 9, 2009

Maryland bills would increase accountability and oversight of insurers
Washington Post, March 9, 2009
Physicians
Florida doctors not immune from recession suffering
Miami Herald, March 9, 2009

Hospitals' use of observation stay is questioned
Chicago Tribune, March 9, 2009

Dozens get free surgeries at Kaiser in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle, March 9, 2009

Audio: Solve Shortage, Save Money
Barry Arbuckle, president and CEO of MemorialCare Medical Centers in Long Beach, CA, is one of three C-suite leaders joining us for the March 16 webcast: Solving Your Nurse Shortage: Long-term strategies that work. In this audio clip, he outlines successful cost-saving solutions to the shortage of nurses and nurse leaders. Bob Wertz, for HealthLeaders Media
March 4, 2009

Audio: Set Standards to Avoid Conflict of Interest
Kenneth Irons, MD, chief of regional and neighborhood clinics for Duluth Clinic, talks about his organization's policy that set guidelines for how physicians and employees relate to pharmaceutical representatives. Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media
March 5, 2009

MarketShare Blog: Stricter HIPAA Rules: What Marketers Need to Know
U.S. President Barack Obama's $787 billion economic American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes provisions for heightened enforcement of HIPAA and stiffer penalties for privacy and security violations. It also further strengthens rules for the marketing and release of patient information. Gienna Shaw, for HealthLeaders Media
March 6, 2009

Contributed Feature: Post-Merger Integration: The Balance of Forces
Healthcare providers are witnessing the onset of another round of wide-ranging consolidation, with economic forces likely to continue as the main driver. To gain the hypothetical benefits of consolidation, healthcare CEOs should invest time in building structures and systems that work. Pete McGinn, for HealthLeaders Media
March 6, 2009





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