AmericanHealthTech reaches 10,000 users; Patient privacy is a big issue in 2013;

News From Around the Web: 

> Ridgeland, Miss.-based American HealthTech, a connectivity organization for skilled nursing, has seen their membership surpass 10,000, Healthcare IT News reports. Article

> A blogger on AdAge uses a scene from "Homeland" to bring the issue of patient-privacy to the forefront of reader's minds, describing the issues to be faced in 2013. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> Kidney transplant recipients have a positive overall attitude toward mobile phone-based health monitoring, according to an article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Article

> Many of the widespread outages and 9-1-1 service interruptions that occurred in late June 2012 when the derecho storm struck the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states were preventable, according to a Jan. 10 staff report from the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Article

Health Insurance News

> Over the course of two years, unintentional reuse of insulin pens may have exposed more than 700 patients at the Buffalo (N.Y.) Veterans Administration Medical Center to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, reported The Buffalo News. Article

> With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting more than double the number of flu cases this season, hospitals are seeing more sick patients. And Boston and New York state have declared public health emergencies. Article

And Finally... If your ice cubes have turned red--you've had too much to drink. Article

Suggested Articles

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry.

Federal lawmakers are taking a hard look at how the VA protects patient data shared with VA-approved health apps.

Health technology company Seqster brings patients' data into one place and secured investment from a major drug company.