Author | Dennis Murray


Hospitalists: How are they doing?

Hospitalists are becoming an increasingly familiar sight in facilities with 200 or more beds, but are they having a positive effect? Yes, say the authors of a new study.

Rx data: A setback for doctors in Maine

Following the lead of a 2007 ruling in New Hampshire, a federal judge in Maine has overturned a law that would have restricted access to information on doctors' prescribing habits.

Investing: Time to rebalance

While springtime is when many of us clean up our house, January is the perfect time to spruce up our portfolios. Besides pruning the losers and trimming back winners, be sure that you're diversified among stocks, bonds, and cash, in an allocation suitable to your age and needs.

HIPAA: Stricter enforcement expected in 2008

In an effort to catch more HIPAA violations, the government has engaged a private consulting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, to conduct security audits of covered entities, including hospitals, pharmacies, health plans, and private practices.