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  1. Google, Twitter, Yahoo among third parties accessing data

    An analysis by congressional staffers revealed that Google, Twitter, Yahoo and are among the third parties receiving information from  By Elizabeth Earl -
  2. The Super Bowl effect: Why Seattle and Boston should expect more severe flu seasons

    Seattle and Boston are about as far apart as two cities can get in the U.S., but both should expect to see an uptick in flu cases and flu-related deaths this season, thanks to a surprising reason — the Super Bowl. By Heather Punke -
  3. 10 pieces of advice hospital CFOs shared this month

    "Follow your passion, be a constant learner and a professional 'sponge' with colleagues who can provide insights into other aspects of the business."  By Ayla Ellison -

How mobile apps can reduce preventable readmissions 

This new whitepaper presents: efficient mobile strategies for readmission reduction; three apps to target readmissions your organization can launch in weeks; and six best practices for building cost-effective hospital mobile apps.  
  1. ONC meeting notes: MU attestation updates

    On Jan. 27, the ONC Health IT Standards Committee held a meeting discussing the state and patterns of meaningful use attestation. By Akanksha Jayanthi -
  2. 5 healthcare antitrust cases to watch in 2015

    From Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica's merger deal appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to what lies next for Boston-based Partners HealthCare now that its settlement deal has been rejected, there are five major antitrust cases healthcare executives should keep their eyes on in 2015.  By Ayla Ellison -
  3. Howard University Hospital residents to unionize

    Washington, D.C.-based Howard University Hospital's 263 resident physicians have voted to unionize and join the Committee of Interns and Residents, the largest physician union in the U.S.  By Emily Rappleye -
  4. 8 most & least burned out specialists

    Here are eight specialties with the highest and lowest percentages of burned out physicians, according to the 2015 Medscape Physician Lifestyle Report.  By Anuja Vaidya -

How Americans view healthcare 

A recent study released by Booz Allen Hamilton and Ipsos Public Affairs reveals how Americans view healthcare by exploring the perceptions of consumers and providers among three main trends. 
  1. Resident to challenge decision to revoke his medical degree for lack of "professionalism"

    Amir Al-Dabagh, MD, a dermatology resident at Columbus, Ohio-based Riverside Hospital, plans to contest an appellate court ruling issued Wednesday, which sided with Cleveland-based Case Western Reserve University to revoke Dr. Al-Dabagh's medical degree for "unprofessionalism," according to The Plain Dealer.  By Emily Rappleye -
  2. 12 recent hospital, health system executive moves

    The follow hospital and health system executive moves were announced or made in the last week. They are listed below, beginning with the most recent.  By Tamara Rosin -
  3. The hospital CEO's ultimate dashboard: What to check each day, quarter and year

    "If you aren't careful, you'll spend your whole day responding and reacting instead of laser-focusing on the issues that drive results."  By Quint Studer, Founder of Studer Group -
  4. Physician assistant ranked No. 1 job by Glassdoor

    Physician assistant was ranked the top job in Glassdoor's inaugural report, "Best Jobs in America for 2015." By Tamara Rosin -

Secure Mobile Communications in the Healthcare Industry

Using inefficient communication systems in care delivery can negatively impact patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.
  1. COO of OSU Wexner Medical to resign

    Peter Geier, COO of Columbus-based Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and CEO of OSU Health System, will resign Dec. 1, according Columbus Business First. By Tamara Rosin -
  2. Flu still at elevated levels, CDC says

    Through the week ending Jan. 24, influenza activity in the U.S. remained at elevated levels, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Five flu-related pediatric deaths were reported last week, bringing the total pediatric deaths this flu season to 61. By Heather Punke -
  3. 5 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

    The following is a roundup of recently reported healthcare industry lawsuits and lawsuit updates, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  4. House to vote on PPACA repeal for 60th time

    House Republicans' first vote in February will be on legislation that would completely repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the vote will mark the 60th time the House has voted to repeal the health reform law, according to a report from The Hill.  By Ayla Ellison -
  5. Highmark, UPMC resolve dispute over UPMC Magee access for 2015

    Pittsburg-based UPMC and health insurer Highmark have entered into an agreement regarding Highmark member access to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC for 2015, according to a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report.  By Ayla Ellison -
  6. ONC sets 2017 interoperability deadline

    The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology introduced a series of goals to promote advancement of the national use of electronic health systems and set a goal of complete nationwide interoperability by 2017.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  7. 5 recent hospital rating and outlook changes, affirmations

    The following hospital and health system rating and outlook changes and affirmations took place during the past week, starting with the most recent.  By Ayla Ellison -
  8. Riverside County reports data breach following laptop theft

    A laptop reported missing from Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Calif., may contain the data of 7,900 patients who received ophthalmology and dermatology services.  By Elizabeth Earl -
  9. Are cardiologists being compensated for unnecessary procedures?

    Some U.S. cardiologists receive millions of dollars from Medicare for performing techniques that open the peripheral arteries and veins of the arms and legs, but medical experts are questioning whether some of these treatments are necessary and many believe that drugs and exercise would be a safer form of treatment, according to The New York Times.  By Kelly Gooch -

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