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Monday, April 27, 2009

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AHA: Hospitals in Critical Condition

By: John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, April 27, 2009

Many of the nation’s hospitals are in critical condition with most complaining of declining financial health, according to a new industry survey.

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PHI Security: Move Backward, Look Forward

By: Dom Nicastro, April 24, 2009

Thanks to HHS, we now know what "unsecured protected health information" means. So where do we go from here?

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More Large Employers Concerned About Future of Health Benefits

By: Les Masterson, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2009

The prediction that healthcare cost increases are expected to stay at the same level this year is not allaying employer fears that they won't offer the same health benefits in 10 years.

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Putting a Stop to Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

By: Matt Phillion, April 24, 2009

A Ft. Myers, FL-based health system has gone 24 months without a case of healthcare-associated infection. Lee Memorial Health System targeted ventilator associated pneumonia as an HAI the organization would wipe out completely.

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Larger Type Proposed for CA Med Board Posting Notice

By: Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, April 24, 2009

If a Medical Board of California proposal is approved next month, California doctors will soon have to post a sign in 48-point Arial type in their office informing patients that physicians are licensed and regulated by the medical board.

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