Study examines tweets about hospital quality; Hospital CIOs dish on their relationships with vendors;

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> Research published online this month in BMJ Quality & Safety examines the impact of patients using Twitter to comment on their hospital experiences. U.K. researchers analyzed close to 200,000 tweets directed toward English hospitals over the course of a year and found 11 percent contained information about care quality. Study

> Close to 70 percent of CIOs surveyed by HealthsystemCIO.com this month said they have a "very good" relationship with their core technology vendors, with 63 percent of respondents saying that their vendors are "very responsive." Post

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> Not-for-profit hospitals continue to operate under tough revenue pressures, a new report by Moody's Investors Service concluded. Although overall not-for-profit finances remain stable, they continue to struggle against deficits and weak revenue growth. Article

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> A Virginia man filed a lawsuit alleging that doctors mocked and defamed him while he was unconscious during a colonoscopy. The unnamed plaintiff claims Tiffany Ingham, M.D., and Soloman Shah, M.D., of Safe Sedation and Safe Sedation Management mocked him after putting him under for the procedure, and were captured in a cell phone video the plaintiff used to record the doctors' instructions for post-operative care. Article

And Finally... This guy eats nails for breakfast. Literally. Article

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