Henry Ford Health System honored as top performing workforce; Telehealth boosts adherence to hypertension treatment;

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> Butler (Pa.) Memorial Hospital has reached a new labor agreement with its unionized nurses that will increase wages over the three-year period and make bigger contributions to their health insurance costs, reported the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Article

> Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy received harsh criticism from members of Minnesota's House Tax Committee after he suggested Mayo would expand elsewhere if Rochester does not receive a $500 billion subsidy from the state to upgrade city infrastructure, according to MPR News. Report

> With employee engagement offering a multitude of benefits--such as lower costs and better care quality--hospitals could learn from Henry Ford Health System. The Detroit system recently was recognized for having an engaged workplace culture and named a top-performing workforce by Gallup, Henry Ford announced yesterday. Statement

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> The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT receives a big financial boost in President Obama's proposed fiscal 2014 budget, jumping 28 percent to $78 million. Article

> New research shows telehealth keeps patients engaged in a course of hypertension treatment. Article

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