Ponemon: SSO could save providers using EHRs $2.6M annually; IOM, HHS forum to showcase how data use can improve health;

> The use of single-sign-on (SSO) technology could save time and provide "substantial economic benefits" for healthcare organizations that use these technologies to access their electronic health records (EHRs), according to a new report released by privacy information management research firm The Ponemon Institute and SSO technology provider Imprivata. FierceEMR

> On Thursday,  June 9, the Institute of Medicine and HHS are co-hosting a forum highlighting how patients and consumers can harness data to improve healthcare decision making. Brief

> Medtronic will lay off 82 employees in Memphis starting Tuesday, according to a report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Dislocated Worker Unit. FierceMedicalDevices

> Hospital Impact blogger and hospital media relations officer Mike Morrison says that convincing hospital leadership that social media isn't scary oftentimes can be a major hurdle. With that in mind, he says, social media needs to be embraced when it comes to crisis management. Blog post

And Finally... I wonder what he'll use to pay off his fine. Article

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