Georgia hospital's push for designation may have unintended fallout; Excessive drinking kills 1 in 10 working adults;

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> Doctors Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, wants a trauma center designation, but the move could hurt the existing Georgia Regents Medical Center and cost its patients an addiitonal $1,000, according to the Augusta Chronicle. Article

> Ten percent of deaths among working-age adults age 20-64 are due to excessive alcohol use, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Study

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> Lygeia Ricciardi, who since May 2012 has served as director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, will leave her post July 25, according to National Coordinator Karen DeSalvo. Article

> Data analytics and electronic monitoring have been deployed by Greenville Health System in South Carolina to improve hand-hygiene compliance among staff members, HealthITAnalytics reports. Article

> The biggest challenge for the next chief privacy officer at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will be keeping up with emerging ways of sharing information, and looking at them from a privacy and security perspective, Joy Pritts, the office's outgoing privacy chief, said. Article

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