ALSO NOTED: CDC urges flu shots for healthcare workers; U.S. healthcare spending peaks in Northeast; and much more...

> Healthcare workers have traditionally had low flu immunization rates, but the CDC hopes to see that change. Article

> For some reason, U.S. healthcare spending is highest in the Northeast, according to a CMS report. Article

> Increasingly, providers are managing patient care through remote monitoring devices, including wired-up blood glucose monitors and cell phones. FierceHealthIT

> The Sisters of Charity health system is offering free access to its electronic medical records system to all of the 5,000 physicians practicing at its hospitals. FierceHealthIT

> Retail clinic operator The Little Clinic is planning to open four clinics in Nashville, TN-area Kroger stores. Article

And Finally...  It's the 25th birthday of an adorable little guy we see every day. Article