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By Bernie Monegain 08:04 am January 10, 2017
John Houston cautions that healthcare entities need to make sure they address downtime, data rights and security when putting together contracts with cloud-based services providers.
By Jessica Davis 11:45 am January 09, 2017
Four experts discuss the lessons the healthcare industry learned the hard way this past year – and the need for much stronger security measures in 2017.
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PatientSafe CEO Si Luo said healthcare executives are getting more savvy about what modern communications platforms should look like. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:08 am January 06, 2017
The new iteration will bring integration with Cisco and Avaya, a single app including various communications tools and clinical workflow features. 
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Groupon co-founder and Tempus CEO and co-founder Eric Lefkofsky said that cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning have not yet permeated the healthcare system. 

By Jack McCarthy 07:01 am January 05, 2017
Mayo will deploy the Tempus “operating system to battle cancer,” to apply analytics that can be used for improving patients’ quality of life and survival rates. 
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Todd Stewart, MD, vice president of clinical integrated solutions at Mercy, said that healthcare data is a classic problem for machine learning technologies. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:19 am January 04, 2017
Mercy Health took a cue from its supply chain management machine learning success to bolster clinical pathways. The result: $14 million saved the first year, and Mercy is already on track to surpass that. But a VP says it's not just about the bottom line.  
cybersecurity HIMSS17
By Jessica Davis 01:14 pm December 30, 2016
Everything attendees need to know about cybersecurity events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, which includes a cybersecurity command center, educational sessions and an all-day forum.
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Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove, MD. 

By Bernie Monegain 10:07 am December 27, 2016
The organizations intend to apply Watson supercomputing capabilities to analyze EHR and claims data alongside social determinants of health to fuel personalized care and population management.
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Kathryn Pearson Peyton, MD, lifeIMAGE, where Pearson Peyton now serves as Chair of the Women’s Health Advisory Board at lifeIMAGE and Wyatt Tellis, director of imaging IT solutions in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. 

By Chris Nerney 07:24 am December 27, 2016
It’s personal for Kathryn Pearson Peyton. But the interoperability upside to storing breast cancer images in the cloud could be a boon to earlier detection and reducing unnecessary imaging. 
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Delos COO Peter Scialla

By Jack McCarthy 11:03 am December 21, 2016
The companies will apply Watson cognitive computing to data Delos is generating in work with the Mayo Clinic to better understand how indoor environments impact health and wellness.
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By Jack McCarthy 01:27 pm December 20, 2016
Scripps and Walgreens joined forces to conduct the research. Scripps director Eric Topol said it enables them to better understand how mobile devices and apps can help improve behavior and outcomes. 

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