80% of health workers not in favor of mandatory flu vaccination; Why love is a measurable solution to healthcare;

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> Workers from three Kaiser Permanente hospitals are planning to picket this week in protest of 500 layoffs in Southern California, reported The Press Enterprise. Article

> Eighty percent of heath workers think influenza vaccination should be a matter of personal choice, according to a survey from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. More than 150 physicians would be willing to risk their medical staff privileges to avoid the vaccine, the association found. Announcement

> Massachusetts hospital operator Steward Health backed out of a deal to purchase Maine's Mercy Health System, saying Mercy misrepresented finances, The Boston Globe reported. Article

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> Love is a measurable, actionable solution to improving healthcare, explains the vice president for strategy and project director for the National Initiative for Children's Healthcare Quality. Blog Post

> Physicians should expect more scrutiny of their claims, now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services instructed payment review contractors to look out for providers using template shortcuts in electronic health records. Article

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