9,000 optometry patients impacted by EHR breach; Virtual private networks can reduce repeat CT scans;

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> Information for roughly 9,000 patients was put at risk when all or parts of the electronic health records system at Sight and Sun Eyeworks Gulf Breeze in Gulf Breeze, Fla., were copied, the optometry practice learned in May, according to the Pensacola News Journal. Social Security numbers were among the information compromised. Article

> An editorial published recently in Information Week Healthcare contends that we'll need more than just technological innovations to drag us out of complex healthcare problems. "Poor care coordination is partially responsible for the high hospital readmission rates in U.S. hospitals, and reining in this problem is proving far more complex than anyone imagined," author Paul Cerrato writes. Commentary

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> The creation of a regional VPN (virtual private network) allowed a hospital in Seattle to use image sharing technology to reduce the need for repeat imaging of trauma patients transferred from one institution to another. Article

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> Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who has been closely investigating nonprofit abuses, recently expressed worries about the generous bonuses CEOs receive from hospitals that benefit from a federal discount drug program designed to aid poor and uninsured patients. Article

And Finally... Our long national (sugary snack food) nightmare is over. Article

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