Cloud Computing

By Tom Sullivan 06:24 pm February 19, 2017
Informaticist Nephi Walton challenges health IT professionals to take a hard look at how secure their networks actually are.

Jessica Kahn, director of the data and systems group at CMS and Richard Stroup, the director of informatics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City speaking at the Cloud Computing Forum in Orlando.

By Tom Sullivan 02:45 pm February 19, 2017
Todd Dunn: ‘The cloud is a game-changer that enables us to partner with people around the world.’
Cisco healthcare roadmap HIMSS17
By Ephraim Schwartz 07:15 am February 19, 2017
The new tools include connectivity, security, protection against ransomware and other technologies that the company has tuned specifically for healthcare.  
IBM Watson Munich

Harriet Green, left, global head of Watson IoT, and Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology Ilse Aigner press the button to activate IBM's new global center for Watson IoT. Photo courtesy of IBM.

By Bernie Monegain 11:13 am February 17, 2017
The facility is home to 'cognitive collaboratories' for Internet of Things work with clients and partners.
IBM Merge Watson imaging
By Ephraim Schwartz 11:08 am February 16, 2017
Big Blue will reveal a new cognitive and workflow tools at the conference. 
McKesson analytics service HIMSS17

McKesson vice president Mark McAdoo said that the goverment and commerical payers are moving aggresively into value-based care and reimbursement. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am February 15, 2017
The combination of data-driven consulting with expertise in analytics and data science enables clients to focus on transitioning to value-based reimbursement. 
Health Catalyst catalyst.ai
By Bernie Monegain 04:53 pm February 14, 2017
The analytics vendor aims to put powerful algorithms to play within all of its applications. 
HIMSS17
By Gus Venditto 04:27 pm February 14, 2017
A list of fun events taking place in the evening hours.
voice AI Amazon Alexa

Commonwealth Care Alliance chief of clinical innovation John Loughnane, MD, said the industry is on the verge of voice technologies that can be used to tailor individualized care regimens. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:40 am February 13, 2017
Commonwealth Care Alliance and Penn Medicine are already putting Amazon Alexa to work in early-stage projects that promise to reshape the patient experience. 
cloud secure

University of California Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta said that even public clouds are becoming safe environments but healthcare executives should take security issues into account and be careful to create durable contracts. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:19 am February 13, 2017
The veteran healthcare technology leader urged executives to move faster with cloud migration and said that the big vendors spend a lot of time and money on information security.

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