More healthcare employers using social media to review candidates; Data breach potentially compromises info for 7,300 in Iowa;

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> More healthcare employers are using social media to review candidates, Becker's Hospital Review reported, based on a Career Builder survey. The percentage of hiring managers using social media for this purpose is now 33, up from 28 in 2012. 43 percent have not hired someone based on something they found about the candidate on social media. Article

> Data for 7,300 patients stored by Iowa Department of Human Services potentially was compromised after a backup tape was lost, Health IT Security reported. According to DHS spokesman Roger Munns, officials believe it is likely that the tape was "inadvertently destroyed or discarded." Article

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> When the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was found unconstitutional by a 5-4 Supreme Court vote this week, it was a huge moment for civil rights in America. But what does it mean for the Affordable Care Act? Article

> Three nonprofit hospitals in the Bronx, N.Y. significantly dropped readmission rates thanks to personal contact with patients before and after discharge, according to study results released Wednesday by Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to Montefiore, the Bronx Collaborative includes Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and St. Barnabas Hospital, as well as insurers EmblemHealth and Healthfirst. Article

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