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September 6, 2010


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Wonder and disappointment. Two constants in the world of science, both were felt last week after a judge's ruling closed off millions of federal dollars for human embryonic stem-cell research and threatened the future of this field of scientific study.
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Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has always been regarded as a bit of a prophet.
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Late News
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The American public doesn’t want to backtrack on the health reform law, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) said during a Washington briefing on the midterm elections. Van Hollen, a member of the House leadership and chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, seemed confident the...
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Pharmacy-benefits managers and independent pharmacists are using a recently released AARP Rx Price Watch Report as an opportunity to engage in a battle of words over which group is more responsible for rising prescription drug costs. The AARP report found that 2009 retail prices for 217...
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ProHealth Care, Waukesha, Wis., named a former Banner Health executive as its new president and CEO upon the retirement of ProHealth's longtime chief executive. Susan Edwards was chosen through a national search to succeed outgoing President and CEO Ford Titus, who announced his intention to retire...
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HealthSpring said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bravo Health, a privately held insurer in the Medicare managed-care and prescription drug benefit markets, for $545 million. The deal will expand Nashville-based HealthSpring's geographic diversification in the Medicare Advantage...
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William Roe, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Danbury (Conn.) Health Systems, was arrested and faces a criminal complaint alleging he defrauded his current and former employers of $175,000, newly unsealed court documents show. Roe, 54, was arrested Aug. 17 and charged in a...
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Stantec, an Edmonton, Alberta-based planning, engineering, architecture and project-management company, said it signed a letter of intent to acquire Anshen and Allen, a healthcare architecture firm based in San Francisco. Stantec spokesman Jay Averill said, “It will be an all-cash...
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Cover Story
By Jessica Zigmond | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Wonder and disappointment. Two constants in the world of science, both were felt last week after a judge's ruling closed off millions of federal dollars for human embryonic stem-cell research and threatened the future of this field of scientific study.
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Features
By Jennifer Lubell | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Richard Raskin, vice president of medical affairs at Genesis HealthCare Corp. in Andover, Mass., is all in favor of advance directives.
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Special Feature
By Shawn Rhea | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has always been regarded as a bit of a prophet.
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By Shawn Rhea | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Modern Healthcare's seventh annual Group Purchasing Survey shows that GPOs continue to diversify their offerings of services beyond traditional supplier contracting in an effort to address the growing demands...
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Guest Commentary
By Sarah Emond and Valerie Fleishman | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
While expanding access to healthcare has been the major focus of healthcare reform until now, efforts to improve patient care while confronting rising costs are rapidly coming to the fore. One effort sure to be closely watched will be an expanded program of comparative clinical effectiveness...
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Letters
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Kudos to the CMS and Modern Healthcare for calling attention to the need for more standardized reporting of healthcare-associated infections to help identify and prevent them (“The infection connection,” Aug. 9, p. 6).
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News Makers
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Joel Ario, Pennsylvania's insurance commissioner, is joining HHS as director of the newly created Office of Insurance Exchanges, effective Aug. 30. Ario will be responsible for the state-based health insurance exchanges to be set up by January 2014, as mandated in the Patient Protection and...
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Andrea Price was named president and CEO of a regional health system in Ohio owned by Catholic Healthcare Partners, following her appointment one year ago as COO of the local system, Mercy. Price, 51, replaces Steven Mickus, who was promoted to a role as system COO for Catholic...
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts' board of directors selected Andrew Dreyfus, executive VP of healthcare services for the company, to become the insurer's new president and CEO. The appointment is effective Sept. 7, according to a news release. Dreyfus, 51, who has been with the...
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Outliers
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Director: Ryan Flesher; run time: 74 mins.It's impossible to review this film about systemic physician burnout without beginning with its most glaring shortcoming—the director and main character, physician Ryan Flesher, comes off as insufferably whiny.
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Produced by Transparent Health; run time: 50 mins.
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Director: Rebecca Schanberg; run time: 55 minutes
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Once upon a time, hospitals were the good guys.
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