WI employer groups move to cheaper hospitals; More hospitals adopt "baby-friendly" policies;

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> A variety of employer groups in the Madison, Wisconsin,area collaborate to steer their employees to hospitals that are based on cost and medical outcomes, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Article

> More hospitals adopt "baby-friendly" policies in order to attract patients, although some new mothers don't appreciate the changes, the Washington Post reported. Article

Provider News

> In high school we're told not to give in to peer pressure. But it might be the key to boosting hand-hygiene compliance in hospitals, according to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Article

> Widespread use of unnecessary antibiotics increases patient safety risks and leads to more than $160 million in avoidable healthcare costs, finds a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Premier Inc. Article

Healthcare IT News

> Security breaches and privacy protection are big buzzwords in the healthcare industry, and two Boston-based hospital CIOs recently offered advice on how their facilities work to keep data safe. Article

And Finally... A six-foot testicle. Article