N. FL hospitals grow net revenue; MD primary care doctors make less;

> Despite a shaky economy, hospitals in northeast Florida grew their net operating revenue and operating margins from 2006 to 2007, according to a new report. Article

> A Maryland commission has concluded that primary care doctors in the state make about 13 percent less a minute than other specialists in the state, averaging $1.24 per minute while all medical specialties averaged $1.43 per minute. Article

> Emory University School of Medicine received $8 million grant from NIH from to conduct research on how to reduce the risk of infections and other complications that premature babies and adults with leukemia suffer during blood cell transfusions. Article

> With HHS pushing for an October 2011 deadline for the industry to switch from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10 codes, health organizations are bracing themselves for millions in additional IT and operational expenses. FierceHealthIT

And Finally... Blind driving may be cute if you're Al Pacino, but this guy? No way. Article

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