5 Missouri hospitals to form network; NYC and health worker unions reach deal;

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> Five Missouri hospitals will form a collaborative network in hopes of improving healthcare access in the state, KBIA reported. Article

> New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a tentative agreement with 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and New York State Nurses Association members employed by the city, according to the New York Observer. Article

> When a hospital acquires a medical practice, prices tend to go up, according to a study published in Health Affairs. Study abstract

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> Budget constraints forced many hospital CIOs at entities large and small to triage potential projects and move forward with only those efforts deemed the most necessary, reports Becker's Hospital CIO. Article

> In 2010, New York state announced plans to create the largest health information exchange in the country; now, four years later, the Statewide Health Information Network of New York (SHIN-NY) is just about ready for full implementation. Article

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