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States Struggle to Keep Doctors Home
Joe Cantlupe, Senior Editor

Arizona is struggling to keep doctors in the state, according to a study on the physician workforce by Arizona State University's Center for Health Information. But it's not alone — other states are having a similar problem, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.[Read More]
  July 8, 2010

Editor's Picks
White House Using Recess to Appoint Berwick as CMS Head
The White House indicated Tuesday that it will use a recess appointment to put nominee Donald Berwick, MD, in as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The action would bypass political storms for Berwick, a pediatrician, Harvard University professor, and head of the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, MA.[Read More]
Reactions to Berwick's CMS Appointment
Berwick received hundreds of endorsements from medical, trade, labor, and consumer organizations. But he also has come under the scrutiny of numerous senators who had anticipated engaging him in discussion of over the finer details of healthcare reform.[Read More]
Large Patient Information Breaches Pass Century Mark
The number of entities reporting breaches of unsecured protected health information (PHI) affecting 500 or more individuals to the government's HIPAA has hit the 100 mark, and then some.[Read More]
Weinberger Named CEO of ACP
Steven E. Weinberger, MD, has been promoted to executive vice president and CEO of the American College of Physicians, effective July 19. The selection was made after a national search and based on recommendations from a search committee appointed by the ACP Board of Regents.[Read More]
Business Rx
Healthcare Reform Gains Some Public Support
Although public opinion about the recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains split, support for the overhaul has increased steadily since the legislation was passed in March.[Read More]
Physician News
Effort to Curb Pay-to-Delay Generics Gets House Vote
Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, July 7, 2010
OMB Completes HIPAA Rules Review
Dom Nicastro, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2010
Automated Calls Increase Colon Cancer Screenings
Janice Simmons, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2010
UF Notifies Patients Of Privacy Breach
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2010

CDC To Track Prevention Progress with Monthly 'Vital Signs'
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 6, 2010
Hospital Employment Drop Continues
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2010
California Cracks Down On Unlicensed Medical Practice
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, July 2, 2010
Communication May Be Key to Medical Adherence
Elyas Bakhtiari, for HealthLeaders Media, July 1, 2010
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