Hospital hopes name change will drive business; NYC hospitals combat opioid-related ER visits;

News From Around the Web

> Hospital leaders want to take "Durham" out of Durham (N.C.) Regional Hospital's name and replace it with "Duke" to bring the brand more business, the News & Observer reported. Article

> To help New York City public hospitals curb opioid-related emergency room visits, the city yesterday released guidelines to help providers prescribe appropriate amounts of painkillers, such as a three-day supply maximum. Guidelines (.pdf)

> Federal officials are investigating Florida public system Broward Health for allegedly submitting false claims to Medicare and Medicaid, the Broward Bulldog reported. Article

Health IT News

> Although telemonitoring is considered a breakthrough technology for treating heart failure patients, a study found the technology lacked guidelines, protocols and solid evidence of its usefulness. Article

> Some companies offering cloud-based EHRs don't know they have to comply with HIPAA and fail to safeguard patients' protected health information. Article

> It's time for hospitals to build their social media strategy as a valuable way to tell their story. Blog Post

And Finally… Patient sues hospital for having to walk 12 miles home. Article