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> The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services postponed a webinar on healthcare reform and preparedness, according to AHA News Now. News Brief

> San Francisco-based Dignity Health has sued the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 39, and the AFL-CIO, claiming striking workers at four Bay Area hospitals trespassed, created a nuisance and hurt hospital business, the San Jose Mercury News reported. Article

> The Institute of Medicine elected 70 new members, including Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, due to their "outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service," the IOM announced Monday. Announcement

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> Emailing doctors like you'd email a co-worker or a friend about a concern seems to be the modern way of communicating--but would you be willing to pay for it? Parents polled by the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital said no. Article

> The personal health information of 729,000 patients was put in jeopardy when thieves stole two laptops from an administration building of California-based AHMC Healthcare. Article

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