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By Susan Morse 02:55 pm January 06, 2017
The hacker who targeted Anthem in early 2015, exposing more than 78 million customer records in one of the largest healthcare breaches ever, was acting on behalf of a foreign government.
By Healthcare IT News 02:02 pm January 06, 2017
The outgoing department head touts big advancements in access to care, quality improvements and cost efficiencies - thanks in large part to health IT and data-driven innovation. But she points to much work still to be done in the years ahead.

Mathematician Katherine Johnson is portrayed in the new film, 'Hidden Figures.'

By Bernie Monegain 01:36 pm January 06, 2017
The new movie portrays three African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1960s and used an IBM computer to help them figure spaceship trajectories.
Cerner population health

Cerner senior vice president John Glaser said the platform will help to give clinicians a more comprehensive view of patient data. 

By Bernie Monegain 01:20 pm January 06, 2017
The organization said it will implement HealtheIntent across six hospitals. 
NQF quality measure
By Mike Miliard 12:59 pm January 06, 2017
Of 1,367 quality measures, more than 800 overlapped or had similar focus, according to the agency, which calls for comprehensive database of measures under development.
HL7 FHIR HIMSS17

HL7’s CTO Wayne Kubick said that the challenges FHIR faces are more cultural than technological. 

By Jessica Davis 07:25 am January 06, 2017
Wayne Kubick addresses the need for healthcare industry leaders to think differently and create a defense mentality to support FHIR’s power. And the biopharma industry just might be the best place to start.
PatientSafe population health HIMSS17

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. 
interoperability HIMSS17
By Jack McCarthy 07:01 am January 06, 2017
Our roundup of the education sessions, Interop Showcase and other events at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando this February.  
IBM 5 in 5
By Bernie Monegain 02:13 pm January 05, 2017
Big Blue casts the annual crop of 5 in 5 promising tech’s as breakthroughs expected to change the world as we know it.
CMS ONC AHRQ eCQI
By Jessica Davis 02:09 pm January 05, 2017
The agencies have integrated the eCQI Resource Center with the United States Health Information Knowledgebase, enabling users to compare different versions and metadata of electronic clinical quality measures.

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