IOM group will investigate EHR system safety; Privacy issues related to social media use will affect hospital employment;

> The Institute of Medicine's Committee on Patient Safety and Health IT will examine concerns related to the safety of EHR systems, the New York Times reports. Article

> Thirty-one percent of healthcare organizations said that one bad hired cost them more than $25,000 last year, according to a small survey by CareerBuilder. Press release

> Monongalia Health System based in Morgantown, W.Va., named Darryl Duncan CEO of Monongalia General Hospital, effective Feb. 1, the Associated Press reports. Article

> Issues that will affect hospital employment in the near future include privacy issues surrounding social media such as Facebook and a rise in the number of whistleblower claims, Becker's Hospital Review reports. Article

> Stanford researchers who used wireless sensors to track H1N1 transmission patterns in a high school one day last January found more than 760,000 incidents of two people passing within 10 feet of each other, FierceMobileHealthcare reports. --Read the full article at FierceMobileHealthcare

And Finally... Isn't it cold in Wisconsin this time of year? Just sayin'. Article