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> Hospitals tend to overestimate their ability to provide stroke patients with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator in a timely manner, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Study

> To improve their wage rates and working conditions, janitorial workers at Crothall Healthcare in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pennsylvania, announced they unanimously voted to be represented by Teamsters Local 773 during the negotiation for a contract. Announcement

> Obtaining the correct diagnosis of a psychiatric disorder may not be important in prescribing effective treatment, according to an opinion piece in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Article

Health Payer News

> Medicare Advantage enrollees enjoy considerable plan choice and are likely to continue to do so even amid the wave of consolidation that has recently taken place in the health insurance industry, according to a new analysis from Avalere. Article

> Earlier this month, Pennsylvania-based Capital BlueCross announced a new partnership with lab-testing company Theranos, the health startup that performs routine lab tests with only a fingerprick's worth of blood. Article

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