Budget cuts could hurt mentally ill in Illinois; JAMA report says patient health breaches on the rise;

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> Proposed cuts in Illinois' budget could impact healthcare services for the mentally ill, the Chicago Tribune reported. Article

> A new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that breaches of patient health information involving 500 or more individuals increased from 210 in 2010 to 265 in 2013, according to AHA News Now. Article

Provider News

> Few patients or providers will admit they enjoy all the paperwork involved in healthcare, but according to a new survey, this overabundance of red tape may even cause patients to skip the hospital or doctor's office entirely. Article

> Mere hours after the Senate pulled off a last-minute repeal of the long-problematic Sustainable Growth Rate formula, panelists at a forum hosted by the National Coalition on Health Care made it clear that while the "doc fix" bill represents a major step forward, it is only one piece of the healthcare reform puzzle. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Technology can pose a challenge healthcare when accommodating new tools in the clinical space, where providers must prioritize patient safety and workflow, according to an article at Hospitals & Health Networks. Article

And finally...Man hospitalized after eating beer bottle. Article