Tips for online medical professionalism; CDC updates MERS guidance for hospitals;

News From Around the Web

> Experts from Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University urge physicians to separate their personal and professional identities when using social media in their profession, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association. Article

> The vote on a private-sector lease partner for West Jefferson Medical Center and East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans was delayed until further notice, Nola reported. Article

> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidelines on the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus to include who needs testing and information on specimen collection, the CDC announced. Guidelines

> FirstHealth Moore Regional in Pinehurst, N.C., was placed on jeopardy status of losing its Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements after a fire during an emergency surgery harmed a patient, according to the Fayetteville Observer.  Article

Health IT News

> Smart design of health insurance exchanges that will enable Americans to purchase individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act could save consumers and the government more than $9 billion annually, according to a new collaborative study. Article

> While Google Glass in the eyes of some healthcare professionals holds promise as an innovative and effective tool in the operating room, to others, its privacy disaster potential looms large. Article

And Finally... Multitasking taken to a whole new level. 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.