Northwestern Memorial, doc sued for patient photos on social media; Consumers feel pinch as hospitals add telemedicine services;

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> In Rockford, Ill., three hospitals were named StormReady Supporters by the National Weather Service as part of a program to recognize facilities that establish severe weather safety plans and promote weather safety awareness, according to the Rockford Register StarArticle

> A Northwestern University student has sued Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Feinberg School of Medicine and a physician, claiming the doctor took photos of her while she was admitted to the hospital for extreme intoxication and posted them to social media sites, according to ABC NewsArticle

> The partnership between Hutcheson Medical Center in Georgia and Tennessee's Erlanger Health System will come to an end, a break-up decision that came as surprise to Erlanger, reported the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Article

Health IT News

> Reimbursements from the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund have soared as hospitals add telemedicine services--and those costs are being passed on to consumers. Article

> As the healthcare IT regulatory landscape continues to expand, so too, do employment opportunities within the industry, according to Bonnie Siegel, a healthcare IT recruiter with Witt/Kieffer. Article

And Finally… Beware the backrub-giving bandit. Article