Intel likely to close plants in Washington and New Mexico

By Michael Sandler  |  April 27, 2016

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is attempting to reorganize as sales of personal computers shrink. Intel officials said the company will make investments in products and technologies, such as the cloud, that will foster revenue growth, and drive more profitable mobile and personal computer...

Accretive announces leadership changes

By Michael Sandler  |  April 26, 2016

Joseph Flanagan was named president and COO of Accretive. Christopher Ricaurte was promoted to CFO and treasurer. He takes over for Peter Csapo, who will help with the executive transition. In February, Accretive closed a deal with its largest client, St. Louis-based health system Ascension Health.

Nurses at Stanford hospitals and clinics vote to strike

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 24, 2016

More than 2,700 Bay Area nurses working at Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital have voted to strike after failing to reach a contract agreement. The two sides return to the bargaining table Monday in Palo Alto, Calif.

EmblemHealth to lay off workers

By Jonathan LaMantia, Crain's New York Business  |  April 20, 2016

EmblemHealth issued layoff notices to 250 staff members, effective in 90 days, kicking off a potentially ugly fight between the insurer and its workers. Emblem is hiring TriZetto in a bid to save money by automating processes and upgrading technology.

Better scheduling through math

By Beth Kutscher  |  April 16, 2016

One area in healthcare that is ripe for improvement is the scheduling process. It's a challenge that LeanTaas, a 6-year-old company based in Santa Clara, Calif., compares to a game of Tetris.

UPMC staffers join global strikes to bump wages, strengthen union rights

By Michael Sandler  |  April 14, 2016

Several dozen staffers at Pittsburgh-based UPMC are striking this afternoon in solidarity with workers worldwide who today are protesting for higher minimum wages and greater union rights. The protests come on the heels of UPMC's announcement last month of plans to raise the minimum wage for its...

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