Personal info for 27,000 UPMC employees in jeopardy; North Carolina-based health tech start-up raises $2.5 million;

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> The personal information nearly 27,000 employees at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center might be in jeopardy following a fraudulent tax return scam conducted by identity thieves, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported. According to UPMC spokeswoman Gloria Kreps, 788 employees have been the victims of tax fraud, so far. "We want to assure our patients that no patient information was breached," Kreps said in a statement. She added that UPMC is working with the Internal Revenue Services and the FBI to determine the source of the breach. Article

> Chapel Hill, N.C.-based tech start-up Keona Health, which developed software that enables patients to enter their health information and communicate with health professionals online, recently raised $2.5 million in funding, the Herald-Sun reported. The software, according to company co-founder Stephen Dean, can categorize concerns based on urgency. Article

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> Americans are more likely to search online for health-related content at the beginning of the week, according to a new study from the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. Researchers from San Diego State University (SDSU), Johns Hopkins University, the Monday Campaigns and the Santa Fe Institute analyzed Google searches from 2005 to 2012 and found that on average, Americans searched for health topics 30 percent more frequently at the beginning of the week, with the lowest average number of searches on Saturdays. Post

Medical Imaging News

> While radiology residents score higher when it comes to understanding radiation safety, residents across all specialties still demonstrate a limited amount of radiation safety knowledge, according to a study out of the Emory University School of Medicine. The study, published online in the journal Academic Radiology, surveyed residents from 15 residency programs at Emory. Thirty-nine percent of the residents who responded to the survey reported that radiation safety is discussed in their residency curriculum at least every six months. Article

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