Jury convicts ex-HHS cybersecurity director on child pornography charges; Dan Drawbaugh steps down as CIO of UPMC;

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> A federal jury has convicted a forming acting director of cyber security at the Department of Health and Human Services of engaging in child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography in connection with his membership in a child pornography website, according to the FBI. Timothy DeFoggi, 56, was convicted as part of an investigation targeting child pornography websites. Announcement

> Dan Drawbaugh, CIO at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, has stepped down from his position, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Drawbaugh spent 30 years at the hospital giant, but is moving on to "pursue other professional interests," according to UPMC. Article

Provider News

> MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland reduced hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and raised hand-washing compliance to 97.6 percent across various clinical units. Efforts to improve its compliance started in 2010 after a bacterial infection spread from patient to patient, and the hospital experienced a problem with the antibiotic-resistant organism Acinetobacter baumannii. Article

> County health officials in California opened a mental health urgent care center in the South Los Angeles area this week, aiming to treat people in immediate crisis while connecting them with ongoing care. Article

Health Insurance News

> Leaders at Aetna and Banner Health Network report they have received some $5 million in Medicare Shared Savings funding for their successful accountable care collaboration in 2013. Article

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