Minnesota nurses accept new three-year contract; Illinois CEO to head new statewide advocacy group;

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> Approximately 7,000 nurses who work for five Twin Cities hospital systems in Minnesota have agreed to a three-year contract that will include across-the-board wage increases and stable pension and health benefits, TwinCities.com reports. Article

> Due to a spike in the number of infants born to drug or alcohol dependencies, Delaware hospitals must now report six conditions that would trigger high-risk medical discharge reports to the state's Division of Family Services, according to WMDT. Article

 > The CEO of Illinois' Memorial Health Center's parent organization will become the chairman of a new statewide hospital advocacy group in 2017, The State Journal-Register reports. Article

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 > Despite the belief that telehealth could improve access and continuity of care for patients, just 15 percent of family physicians in a national survey had used telehealth in the previous year, according to an article at American Family Physician. Article

 >  From medical errors to getting medical records, informatics have the ability to solve some important healthcare issues, according to Lauren Willison, director of admissions at Florida Polytechnic University. Because of the growth in the use of such information, more students are making health informatics their career path, she writes at Becker's Health IT and CIO Review. Article

And Finally.... Standup guys. Article

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