FierceMarkets announces finalists in Fierce Healthcare Innovation Awards; WA to lockout nurses, technicians after strike;

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> FierceMarkets, publisher of FierceHealthcare, FierceHealthIT, and FierceMobileHealthcare, has announced the 29 finalists in the first-ever Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition. Announcement

> Valley Hospital in Spokane, Wash., announced it would lock out nurses and technical workers who planned to return to the hospital for work following a one-day strike, the Spokesman-Review reported. Article

> A study examining how often children ended up in the hospital after getting vaccinated showed first-born children are hospitalized more often than their younger siblings, the Ottawa Citizen reported. Article

Health Payer News

> Insurers that have jumped headfirst into selling plans on multiple health insurance exchanges, either federally or state-run, will likely face three major obstacles, reported Insurance Networking News. Article

> Young adults, dubbed young invincibles because of their fearless attitude that they won't suffer injuries or major illnesses requiring health insurance, remain crucial to the success of the healthcare reform law--and insurers' ability to offset the high costs of new members with chronic conditions. Article

And Finally…McOops. Article

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