ALSO NOTED: Sutter claims nurse strike won't affect operations; Wash. group pushes for patient care reporting; and much more...

> With thousands of its nurses poised to go on a 10-day strike, Sutter Health is telling the public that business will still go on as usual. Article

> The Puget Sound Health Alliance has been given access to Medicare information, which it plans to use to foster public reporting on patient care. Report

> The recent merger between health IT vendors Allscripts and Misys Healthcare could be a sign that the industry is due for consolidation. FierceHealthIT

> Here's a striking number: Apparently, almost one-third of New York City residents are enrolled in the state's Medicaid program. Article

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