Privacy law inhibits EMS data-sharing; EHNAC announces accreditation criteria

> A decades-old law designed to protect patient privacy is preventing Ohio emergency medical services workers from comparing its quality of care to the rest of the nation, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Ohio is one of few states that don't send run reports to the national public trauma registry. The state EMS Board hopes to change the law. Article 

> The University of California San Francisco's new Medical Center at Mission Bay will accommodate new and future technologies, including telehealth and mobile digital devices, says Dr. Seth Bokser, MD, medical director of information technology at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and co-chair of the Mission Bay IT executive steering committee. It is set to open in 2015. Article

> Gartner, Inc. analysts predict healthcare payers, integrated delivery systems, government and consumers will use find new and innovative uses of technology in 2012. One prediction: By the end of 2014, at least one social network provider will become an insurance sales channel. Article

> The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit standards development organization and accrediting body, announced its new program criteria in fields such as e-prescribing and health information exchange. They will be finalized after a 60-day comment period. Announcement

And Finally... I better make sure I'm up to date on my celebrity trivia. Article