Vaccination rates in adults, seniors lacking; More EMR data could mean more patient anxiety;

> According to a report from the Trust for America's Health, the Infectious Diseases Society and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a good portion of adults and senior citizens are not getting necessary vaccinations. Article

> One of the side effects of greater transparency is that potentially embarrassing or alarming information could get out. This is certainly true when patients are able to view electronic medical records. FierceEMR

> Two key credit ratings services--Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings--believe the outlook for the not-for-profit healthcare sector will remain negative this year, says the Healthcare Financial Management Association. FierceHealthFinance

> Richard Boothman, chief risk officer at the University of Michigan Hospital, says that by apologizing to patients when a medical error takes place, the organization has cut its malpractice insurance cash reserves by a whopping 81 percent--down to $13 million from more than $70 million. Hospital Impact

And Finally... Who would have come to this guy's rescue had he been looking at pictures of puppies and kittens? Article

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