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

News From Around the Web

> 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

Suggested Articles

The profit margins and management of Community Health Group raise questions about oversight of managed care insurers.

Financial experts are warning practices about the pitfalls of promoting medical credit cards to their patients.

A proposed rule issued by HHS on Tuesday would expand short-term coverage, a move Seema Verma said will have "virtually no impact" on ACA premiums.