Cleveland best city for healthcare access; CDC mistaken: Patient did not spread MERS to Illinois associate;

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> Cleveland took first place in a ranking of top cities for healthcare access by Vitals Index. Report

> Contrary to earlier reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an Indiana Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patient did not spread the illness to an Illinois associate, according to an announcement. Statement

> Older black trauma patients have greater chances of survival than older white patients, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. Study abstract

Health IT News

> Big data will not reduce costs or improve care unless the industry overcomes challenges around standards and methods, according to a report from the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation. Article

> The security risk assessment tool developed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to help providers in small- and medium-sized offices determine vulnerability to potential privacy attacks needs some work, say officials at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Article

And Finally… Dash for cash. Article