Home healthcare market to hit $372B by 2015; Minnesota AG files lawsuit after patient data ends up with debt collection company;

> The home healthcare market will hit $372 billion by 2015, according to a new report from Global Industry Analysts that calls technology key to the industry's development. According to an announcement, there will be an increased demand for "remote health services, home networking services and high-tech medical services." Announcement

> The Federation of American Hospitals this week promoted Samantha Burch, who had served as director of healthcare policy and research for the organization, to the role of vice president of quality and health IT, according to CMIO. Brief

> Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit against Chicago-based Accretive Health after personal health data for thousands of her state's patients was shared with a debt collection company, Minnesota Public Radio reported. Article

> A new 5,000-square-foot building dedicated to IT was unveiled this week for Hermitage, Pa.-based Sharon Regional Health System. Article

And Finally... Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice? Article

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