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Indiana Cancer Agency TheDarkOverlord
By Jessica Davis 01:31 pm January 19, 2017
The hacker infiltrated the database of Cancer Services of East Central Indiana-Little Red Door, wiped the data from the server and demanded payment to prevent the data from being publicly released.

Peter Basch, MD

By Jessica Davis 01:03 pm January 19, 2017
Peter Basch, MD, senior director of health IT quality and safety, research and national health IT policy for Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Health, has received the 2016 HIMSS Physician IT Leadership Award.
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am January 19, 2017
The settlement is related to the 2011 theft of a USB drive that contained the ePHI of 2,209 members from the life insurance company's IT department.
HIMSS17 Social Media Ambassador
By Tom Sullivan 11:07 am January 19, 2017
The social media and marketing specialist once built a virtual steam locomotive using specs from the year 1875. 
Price meaningful use precision medicine
By Mike Miliard 10:52 am January 19, 2017
The HHS nominee decries a law that has turned physicians "into data entry clerks." Meanwhile, genomics represents a "brave new world," he said – but "the challenges of how we afford to be able to make that available to our society are real."
artificial intelligence healthcare

Advisory Board managing director of research Kenneth Kleinberg the need for machine learning in clinical are will grow as data sources continue to evolve. 

By Tom Sullivan 10:23 am January 19, 2017
AI can be applied right now to ever-expanding health data sets. When will be the best time for healthcare entities to implement?
IT vendors HIPAA compliant

Business associate agreements are a great start but putting a vendor monitoring program in place is what made Inspira’s risk of a data breach lower, Francois Bodhuin said. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:43 am January 19, 2017
Inspira Health Network established a vendor-monitoring program that not only protects data but also improved the system’s ability to share it. Information security officer Francois Bodhuin’s advice: Keep it simple but thorough. 
CIO Pamela Arora HIMSS

Children's Health CIO Pamela Arora.

By Bernie Monegain 12:01 pm January 18, 2017
The HIMSS and CHIME award winner, and chief information officer of Children’s Health in Dallas, on her strengths as a leader, gender inequity in health IT, and what excites her most career-wise.
Patricia Maryland Ascension CEO

Patricia Maryland, currently COO of Ascension, will become CEO when outgoing chief Robert Henkel resigns. 

By Jeff Lagasse 11:55 am January 18, 2017
Current chief executive Robert Henkel will retire on July 1, 2017.
By Jack McCarthy 10:28 am January 18, 2017
Chairman Roger Neal said that a payer mandated its providers work with a competing exchange, which essentially drove CCO out of business. 

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