Wisconsin considers $500M in Medicaid cuts; More states turning to managed care;

> Caring for the aging population falls on leaders' shoulders, according to new research from the University of Missouri. Healthcare organizations need strong leadership to enhance safety practices and adopt new technology. Press release

> Technology doesn't always improve care or costs, concludes a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. In fact, the use of a cardiac implantable electronic device has been linked to increased infections, length of stay, and morality. Study

> Wisconsin may follow New Hampshire's $250 million example and cut $500 million from its own Medicaid program, reports Madison.com. Healthcare advocates caution that such cuts could "substantially increase the number of uninsured and underinsured people in our state." Article

> Although most leading hospitals are forgoing managed care, a majority of states are turning to managed care programs, according to a 50-state survey conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Health Management Associates. Survey

> To offset a $400-million loss during the past three years, Jackson Health System in Florida has decided to cut union workers' compensation, as well as funding for the University of Miami medical school, reports the Miami Herald. Article

And Finally... Rock on! Older musicians don't lose hearing as much. Article