Baystate Franklin Medical Center hit with NLRB complaint; Searching for health info online? Beware of tracking;

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> Erie, Pa.-based Saint Vincent Health System has officially joined the Highmark's integrated delivery system, Allegheny Health Network, the Pittsburgh insurer announced yesterday. Statement

> The National Labor Relations Board has issued a formal complaint against Massachusetts' Baystate Franklin Medical Center based on two charges from the Massachusetts Nurses Association/National Nurses United. The charges claim hospital management illegally restricted nurses' union activity and refused to provide information during negotiations with the MNA. Announcement

> Thanks to concerns about the perceived risk of vaccination, inconvenience or religious views, more U.S. parents are not vaccinating their children, according to NYU Langone Medical Center researchers in this month's issue of Health Affairs. Abstract

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> There's yet another health privacy threat to worry about--health websites--as they share user search terms for advertising purposes, according to an article published online this week in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

> Network neutrality is central to planning for health information exchange, and potential regulation has implications for healthcare providers that use or provide services, according to research published at the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Article

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