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Letting Doctors in on the Ratings Process

March 16, 2007
Nearly two years before Regence Blue Shield issued its first letter telling doctors they would not be included in Boeing Co.’s select network, another organization just a few miles away was working toward a similar goal of rating medical clinics, hospitals and doctors, but in a much different way.
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5 Questions for Craig Barrett, Intel's Chairman

January 19, 2007
In December 2006, Intel chairman Craig Barrett unveiled the formation of Dossia, an employer-sponsored group that would create a system of personal, portable electronic health records for member’s employees. Barrett recently spoke with Workforce Management staff writer Jeremy Smerd
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NEWSMAKER #4 J. Frederick Motz

December 29, 2006
When U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz issued his opinion July 19 in the case of Retail Industry Leaders Association v. James D. Fielder Jr., Maryland’s secretary of labor, Motz had no intention other than to address the case at hand.
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Top 5 Newsmakers of 2006

December 29, 2006
The writers and editors of Workforce Management look from corporate boardrooms to the halls of government and academia to spotlight the people who had the greatest impact on the employers and the workforce over the past year.
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