ALSO NOTED: Health plans improve transparency, but need work; New York convicts home health trainers; and much more...

> Health plans have made strides in gathering and publishing healthcare quality data and prices, but still have a ways to go, according to one employer-related trade group. Article

> New York state has announced that two former operators of home health aide training schools have pleaded guilty to selling state certifications to inadequately trained workers. Article

> Hospital employment in Hawaii has hit a six year high. Article

> Kaiser Permanente has donated about $321,000 to 35 greater Sacramento nonprofits who are working to improve community health. Article

> Broadband Internet providers are suggesting that if they can't charge extra for special service, there will be no way to give health information exchanges the support they need. FierceHealthIT

> Sprint and GE have begun offering in-building hospital wireless services. FierceHealthIT

And Finally...  Want to stay well? Maybe you should turn off your lights. Article

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