Appeals court favors Eisenhower Medical Center in privacy suit; Medical imaging display market poised for growth;

Health IT News

> A California appeals court ruled in favor of the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, which was sued after the theft of a computer containing an index of more than 500,000 patients' names and personal information, according to Business Insurance. The court determined those profiles were not connected to medical histories. Article

> State governments since 2011 have tripled the number of mental health records submitted to the FBI's gun-purchase background checks system, according to a new report, Closing the Gaps. Report

> Cambridge News reports the finalists in a Cambridge University health tech competition included fully-functional 3D printed prosthetic hands, a portable fingerprint scanner that wirelessly syncs with mobile phones to connect users with mHealth applications and a clinical anesthesia brain monitor that translates a patient's neurophysiology under sedation into a visual interface for easier and safer drug delivery. Article

Medical Imaging News

> The medical imaging display market is expected to show strong growth over the next several years, with global surgical display and clinical review display revenues expected to grow by 9 percent annually from 2013 to 2017, and diagnostic display revenues by 5 percent over the same time period. Article

> When it comes to choosing a vendor partner for breast imaging, healthcare providers increasingly look at tomosynthesis and breast ultrasound as they focus on detecting more cancers while reducing false positives. Article

Healthcare News

> As hospitals compete for patients, new technology and design features will overhaul the nature of patient-hospital interaction. Not only will new medications and surgical techniques reduce lengths of stay, methods like vidchat conversations and smartphone photos will replace many patient visits and personal data will play a bigger role in providers' decision-making. Article

Health Finance News

> Hospital systems are scaling back on charity care for uninsured patients, hoping to convince them to obtain insurance via Medicaid or the health insurance exchanges. Article

And finally… On the Internet of Things, everyone knows you're a pig. Article