Mercy Iowa City hospital computers infected with virus; Researchers find diffusion tensor imaging may help predict health outcomes of veterans;

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> Computers at Mercy Iowa City hospital were infected with a virus in late January that may have captured personal data, according to a recent announcement. The hospital said it currently has "no evidence that patient information has been used improperly," but clinical information, health insurance data and names, birthdates and addresses may have been accessed. Announcement

> Researchers have found that MRI technology called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) could help predict the outcomes for veterans who sustained a concussion during combat. DTI can detect abnormalities in white matter, which may have an impact on a person's health. Announcement

> HIMSS has launched a new tool that can help with market intelligence and strategic planning, according to HealthData Management. Logic can help providers assess progress for the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model. Article

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> As part of the federal government's response to the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic, the Obama administration has announced a proposal that would allow physicians to issue more prescriptions for buprenorphine. Article

> Amid an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant superbugs linked to their medical scopes, medical device manufacturer Olympus Corp. hiked prices more than 25 percent. Article

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> While patient-centered medical homes fare well with care coordination, they're falling short on providing first contact, continuity and comprehensive care, according to a recent Health Affairs blog post. Article

And Finally... Clearly, he wasn't trained properly. Article