Culture a major hurdle for CIOs changing jobs; Hospital informs 1,200 patients about March data breach;

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> More than one-third of hospital CIOs responding to healthsystemCIO.com's latest survey said that adapting to a new culture was the biggest challenge to changing jobs. "Gaining credibility quickly," one CIO said, is the most important step when making such a move. Survey

> Elliot Hospital in Manchester, New Hampshire, recently informed 1,200 patients of a March 27 data breach in which four computer workstations were stolen out of an employee's care, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported. According to the hospital, no electronic medical records or financial information was on the computers. However, names, dates of service, dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers were on the computers. Article

Provider News

> The American Hospital Association (AHA) disputed a New York Times analysis of healthcare executive compensation in a letter to the editor published this week. The NYT's initial analysis found that although physicians are the most highly trained professionals in the healthcare field, surgeons earn an average of $306,000 and general doctors make $185,000, far less than the $386,000 average for hospital chief executive officers. Article

Health Insurance News

> As companies adjust to the post-healthcare reform market, many have been raising the costs employees have to pay for their health insurance, according to a new study from Aflac. The study, conducted in January 2014, surveyed 5,209 employees and 1,856 employers at small, medium and large U.S. companies. Article

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