BMC responds to patient records breach; NY county to provide 24-hour sexual assault nurses to Catholic Health;

News From Around the Web

> Boston Medical Center fired a transcription service after about 15,000 patients' records appeared on a vendor site without password protection, the Boston Globe reports. Article

> A rural hospital in Brownsville, Tennessee, will end emergency and inpatient services this summer due to financial shortfalls, and will convert to an urgent care clinic to treat minor illnesses, according to Think Progress. Article

> Crisis Services of Erie County, New York will provide Catholic Health hospitals with 24-hour availability of sexual assault nurse examiners, according to Buffalo News. Article

Health Payer News

> Healthcare spending soared in the last three months as millions of people obtained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Article

Health IT News

> The increasing use of electronic health records to collect data is spurring more real-time data collection, and public health agencies need to build the technical and administrative infrastructure to receive the data, according to a new issue brief published this week by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Article

And Finally… Cracking the case nearly 90 years later. Article