Healthcare CIOs absent in social media; Algorithm for breast cancer risk developed;

News From Around the Web

> Healthcare CIOs lack a dominant voice in the ever-growing social media sphere, Vala Afshar, CMO of Entarasys Networks, writes in The Huffington Post. The voice of Healthcare CIOs are largely absent in social media, and it's got to change, he argues. Blog Post 

> The Bio & Health Tech Entrepreneurship Lab, backed by the New York Economic Development Corporation, has selected the members of its first class, GigaOM reports. It aims to help aspiring entrepreneurs who have strong science backgrounds and great ideas but need to learn more business skills. Article

Medial Imaging News

> Researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can quantify the level of risk of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Article

> Ordering physicians prefer to deliver the results of imaging exams to their patients and also feel obligated from a legal and medical standpoint to follow the recommendations in those reports, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Article

Healthcare Provider News

> Hospitals employed a seasonally adjusted 4.8 million individuals last month, 3,600 more workers than in December, according to data released Friday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While national unemployment rose one percentage point in January to 7.9 percent, the healthcare sector saw employment grow by roughly 23,000 jobs. Article

> The Louisiana Hospitals Association has launched a smoking cessation program for doctors, nurses and other hospital employees so that providers can follow the health advice they dispense, The Daily Advertiser reported. Acknowledging that providers' own lifestyle habits carry more weight with patients, LHA is giving its member hospitals the necessary tools to help their employees go tobacco-free. Article

And Finally... Nice to know I'm not the only one having trouble sticking to my diet. Article


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