Patients split on Facebook for healthcare information; University of Iowa Hospital wins HIMSS Davies Award;

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> In a recent survey on social media in healthcare published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, 63 percent of Hispanic patients surveyed said they thought Facebook was viable option for providers to share health information compared to only 34 percent of white patients surveyed. Study

> The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics this week earned the 2014 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award. "UIHC's use of information technology to improve care delivery and documentation has resulted in significantly improved clinical outcomes leading to cost avoidance, efficiencies, reduction in claims rejections and increased revenue," HIMSS Director of Quality and Patient Safety Jonathan French said in a statement. Announcement

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> Demand remains sky-high for nonclinical and frontline jobs in the healthcare industry due to a host of factors, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Article

> Emergency departments across the country saw a record number of patients in 2011, with more than 136 million people visiting--and experts only expect the demand to increase, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Article

Health Insurance News

> Employers shouldn't incent employees who are costly to cover to buy coverage on the health insurance exchanges, the Obama administration said in a frequently asked question bulletin. The trend of employers shifting employees to exchanges impacts insurers and has worried consumer advocates because it could lead to an eroding of the employer-sponsored market, while potentially increasing costs and premiums in exchange plans. Article

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