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Wisconsin Supreme Court: Whistle-blower law doesn't protect interns
By Associated Press | July 23, 2014
Wisconsin's law protecting healthcare workers who act as whistle-blowers doesn't apply to unpaid interns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court said Tuesday.
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SEIU reaches tentative pact with N.Y. not-for-profit hospitals
By Melanie Evans | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East union reached a tentative four-year contract with the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York.
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Indiana healthcare system announces staff cuts
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
A healthcare system that includes a Terre Haute, Ind., hospital says it will cut 150 jobs by the end of the year.
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Rush's program helps vets find health IT jobs
By Maureen McKinney | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Jaime Parent, associate chief information officer and vice president of health information technology at Rush University Medical Center, was frustrated by the tough employment challenges facing Chicago-area military veterans. Parent, a retired lieutenant colonel who spent 20 years in the Air Force,...
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Kentucky law grants prescribing authority to nurses
By Andis Robeznieks | July 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new Kentucky state law that expands prescribing authority for advanced practice registered nurses took effect Tuesday, the same day that a study was published touting the benefits of having nurses manage care for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
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UDI is here to stay - How will it impact Providers?
By Christina Galoozis, Modern Healthcare Custom Media | July 14, 2014
Each UDI contains 62 points of valuable data. How will Providers be using this information to improve patient safety and other processes?
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N.Y. hospitals, union extend contract talks
By Barbara Benson, Crain's New York Business | July 13, 2014
New York hospitals and the state's powerful healthcare union are making progress on contract negotiations, despite a rough start marked by an aggressive advertising campaign and informational picketing by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
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Activate Healthcare looks to add workplace clinics in Wisconsin
By Bob Herman | July 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A healthcare company founded by a former burger chain executive and a physician group leader is growing its base of on-site workplace health clinics—a facility type some view as critical to the shift toward preventive care.
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Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA
By Associated Press | July 09, 2014
A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Veterans Affairs Department against employees who filed whistle-blower complaints—including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing healthcare scandal involving long patient waits and...
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Johns Hopkins, Allegheny partner on cancer care
By Bob Herman | July 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Officials at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh have ratified a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer care, research, education and quality improvement.
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