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We Can't Keep Meeting Like This
Molly Rowe, Senior Editor-Leadership

Meetings and their usefulness, or lack there of, are a hot topic in any workplace. I've avoided the topic here because I wasn't sure I wanted to jump on the "Death by Meetings" bandwagon. Even more, I wasn't sure I wanted to admit that there's a little part of me that actually likes meetings. [Read More]
  Feb. 29, 2008

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Governor proposes loan payoff reward for upstate NY job
Healthcare staffing shortages have become a common theme in the news: shortage of nurses, shortage of docs, this week it's a shortage of surgeons. There's also a proposed solution this week-at least for New York where Governor Eliot Spitzer proposed an initiative to pay off student loans for doctors as a reward for working in underserved areas. [Read More]
Simple question defines complex health debate
While Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama might be haggling about their different views on healthcare, voters are more interested in whether the candidates are committed to the idea of universal coverage than the details of each candidates' plan, experts say. The real debate won't start until the general election, when Republicans and Democrats square off. [Read More]
Google unveils personal health records service
Google unveiled its much-discussed foray into the electronic health records business yesterday. Although it's still unclear when consumers will actually be able to use it, posters to The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog already had a lot to say. [Read More]
UPMC to manage hospital in Ireland
Healthcare's global explosion continued this week as UPMC announced plans to manage a hospital in Ireland, making the system the largest operator of private hospitals in that country. In addition to UPMC's Ireland expansion, senior leaders are reportedly discussing management contracts with hospitals in Dubai and Cyprus. [Read More]
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This Week's Headlines
Health insurers address issue of nixed policies
Wall Street Journal (subscription required) - February 29, 2008

Shortage of surgeons pinches U.S. hospitals
USA Today - February 26, 2008
Healthcare spending surge seen in next decade
AP/Yahoo News - February 26, 2008
Senators denounce hospital story - February 22, 2008
Aetna backs off colonoscopy change
The New York Times - February 28, 2008

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