Nurses to protest non-compulsory union fees; Innovative recovery program saves money and reduces lengths of stay;

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> Nurses plan to gather on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court today to protest non-compulsory union fees, which National Nurses United argues could be potentially detrimental to the healthcare industry, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> An innovative recovery program for colorectal surgery patients could reduce lengths of hospital stay, save money, according to a study announcement. Announcement

Health IT News

> Providers, payers and other organizations should consider teaming up with senior living communities on telemedicine to reduce visits to the emergency department. Article

> Men working in the healthcare technology field make about $26,000 more than women, with the average salary for such professionals at $111,000, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2015 Compensation Survey found. Article

Practice Management News

> Driven by patient demand, 52 percent of primary care physicians admit to making unnecessary referrals to specialists. Thirty-nine percent of physicians yielded to patients asking for brand-name drugs, even when less expensive generics were available,according to a new study published in American Journal of Managed Care. Article

And Finally...  A sound investment. Article