Hopkins workers strike for higher pay; NY healthcare expands to meet growing need;

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> Healthcare costs figured heavily in specialty medical societies' decisions on what to include in their Choosing Wisely Top 5 lists, according to a research letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> Johns Hopkins Hospital workers took to the streets to strike for higher wages, but hospital officials said they can't give pay increases without eliminating other jobs, the Baltimore Sun reported. Article

> Healthcare facilities in New York are expanding in the wake of newly insured patients, the growing elderly population and the need for lower-cost healthcare, The Journal News reported. Article

Health IT News

> The use of geographic information systems technology holds the potential to help hospitals and other healthcare providers make more accurate care transportation decisions--and thus improve care quality and save money--according to new research out of the University of Cincinnati. Article

> In the latest post to his Life As a Healthcare CIO blog, John Halamka, CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a FierceHealthIT Advisory Board member, discusses how Google Glass is improving life for providers at BIDMC. Article

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