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Year-Old Dossia Hits Restart Amid Legal Spat

October 4, 2007
Dossia, the organization launched by five large employers last year to bring personal health records to millions of employees, is showing that transforming the health care system is harder than it looks.
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UAW Local at Key GM Plant Ratifies Contract

October 3, 2007
UAW workers have ratified the newly negotiated contract with General Motors at the first big assembly plant to hold a vote. Lansing, Michigan, is first major factory to complete voting on the contract.
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Workday Right for RightNow

October 3, 2007
Soon after the firm began using the HR software, the company restructured itself from departments and department executives to geographic business units and regional general managers.
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Core HR Technology Takes Center Stage

October 3, 2007
To most vendors of HR technology, core HR software—the human resource management systems that contains basic employee data—is merely a backdrop to more important things. It’s yesterday’s news. However, the market for core HR applications is forecast to grow 7 percent annually between 2006 and 2011.
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Medicare Claim Data Ordered Released

October 2, 2007
A judge’s order requiring the federal government to release information on the quality and cost of thousands of physicians could embolden employers to steer employees to better-performing doctors.
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GM, UAW Reach Tentative Settlement

September 26, 2007
The four-year deal includes a comprehensive health care trust fund for UAW retirees and broad job guarantees for UAW workers in the U.S. The deal could mean the end of defined health care benefits for the automaker's retirees.
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More Employers Turn to Disease Management

September 26, 2007
To contain health care costs, companies have turned to disease management over consumer-directed health plans, higher employee cost sharing and tighter managed care networks, according to a recent report.
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Private Equity Firm Buys Into Vault.com

September 25, 2007
Private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson said Tuesday, September 25, that it will acquire a majority stake in New York-based Vault.com Inc.—a publisher of college and career search content—as it plans to move into video and expand its international presence.
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