$1B class-action suit brought against Sutter Health; CHIME, eHealth Initiative issue HIE Guide for CIOs;

> A $1 billion class-action lawsuit was filed this week against Sutter Health on behalf of the 4.2 million victims whose personal data was compromised after a desktop computer was stolen last month, Healthcare IT News reports. Article

> To direct hospital CIOs through the complex challenges of health information exchanges, the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the eHealth Initiative (eHI) have released "The HIE Guide for CIOs." The publication of this book, and some of its content, suggest that health IT leaders expect communitywide HIEs--not enterprise-wide HIEs--to become the standard for information exchange in coming years. FierceHealthIT

> The creation of health information exchanges should happen "with...physicians, not to them," Steven Ralph, president and CEO of Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif., writes in a new Hospital Impact blog post. "[H]ealth information exchanges matter because leveraging information technology fosters teamwork among providers in ways that improve quality," he adds. Post

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