Providers who use cloud technology satisfied with their security; Hospital data breach impacts 1,400 patients;

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> Two-thirds of providers not using cloud technology who responded to a recent survey by Orem, Utah-based research firm KLAS cited security as their biggest concern. In contrast, the average security satisfaction score for provider respondents who did use cloud technology was 4.5 on a scale of 5. Announcement

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> The University of Connecticut Health Center is notifying patients about a privacy breach that could affect around 1,400 patient records, the health center announced Friday. A former employee, while still working at UC Health Center, went beyond the scope of their responsibilities and inappropriately accessed the records. The health center discovered the breach Jan. 7 but has found no evidence the information has been used for any purpose. The records included names, addresses, birth dates and in some cases, Social Security numbers and other health information. Post

> Even though healthcare facilities have ramped up efforts to prevent C. difficile infection, infection rates and deaths remain at historic highs, according to a new nationwide survey from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). In the survey, 70 percent of infection preventionists said their healthcare facilities have added infection-control interventions to stop the spread of C. difficile infection since March 2010. Article

> Nearly 15,000 technical workers at the University of California Patient Care Center are blasting the management of UC's five Medical Centers and bemoaning the hits they've taken due to cost cutting strategies on both patient care and front-line providers, according to a whistleblower report released today. Article

Mobile Health News

> A new study from researchers in Norway has found strong evidence that interruptions from mobile devices are a problem for doctors in hospitals, and that a solution to reduce such interruptions is desperately needed. Article

> Within the next four years, the mobile healthcare services market will begin the commercialization phase and reach $26 billion worldwide as smartphone apps enable the mHealth industry to monetize these services, according to a new report by mobile research firm research2guidance. Article

And Finally... This would definitely make for a tough "can we keep them" conversation with the kids. Article