Breached Utah health info was online too long; Iowa researchers use Kinect as a respiratory monitor;

> David Patton, executive director of the Utah Department of Health, said the medical data compromised in the March hacking of the state's Medicaid database had been stored for too long, TheSalt Lake Tribune reports. The data stayed on the server for three months. Article

> Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), chair of a House subcommittee on health technology, wants older doctors close to retirement and those in small practices to be exempt from the new health IT requirements, MedPage Today reports. She expressed her concerns in a letter sent to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner on May 1. Article

> Researchers with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics created a respiratory monitoring system using Microsoft Kinect technology, The Daily Iowan reports. According to the article, while UIHC currently pays more than $100,000 for such monitoring systems, the doctors set up the Kinect system for $600. Article

And Finally... I guess one person's trash isn't another person's treasure. Article

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