By Bernie Monegain 01:33 pm October 28, 2016
Healthcare merger and acquisition activity was down in the third quarter of 2016. Compared with the second quarter, deal volume fell 11 percent, to 369 transactions, according to HealthcareM&

Judy Faulkner, Epic CEO

By Bernie Monegain 01:08 pm October 28, 2016
Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner will be honored this fall with a prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. It’s one of three Distinguished Alumni Awards the Wisconsin Alumni Association will hand out.

Disaster recovery and backup are one of the 'first areas where hospitals dip their toe in cloud computing,' said Kathy Downing of AHIMA.

By Sherree Geyer 12:18 pm October 28, 2016
Big opportunities for efficiencies and cost savings mean cloud should become 'the archetype for small organizations' (and some big ones too).
By Mike Miliard 10:32 am October 28, 2016
With research institutions 'choking on data,' new precision medicine technology helps researchers manage large volumes.

“Teva’s products reach 200 million people every day with the world's largest medicine cabinet," said IBM CEO Ginni Rometty in announcing an expanded alliance between IBM Watson and Teva Pharmaceuticals.

By Bernie Monegain 11:57 am October 27, 2016
The joint work will develop cognitive technologies to discover new uses for existing drugs.

Dave Cassel heads the Sequoia Project's Carequality initative. Health data exchange between disparate EHR systems has tripled over the past two months, he said.

By Bernie Monegain 10:58 am October 27, 2016
Nationwide health data exchange across networks triples in two months.

Justin Starren, director of the Center for Data Science and Informatics at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine.

By Mike Miliard 10:48 am October 27, 2016
In an effort to advance the use of patient-reported outcomes for research and care delivery, a coalition of nine universities has been awarded a $6.3 million grant by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.
By Bill Siwicki 09:27 am October 27, 2016
Among all industries, healthcare ranks 15th out of 18 in social engineering for security, suggesting a security awareness problem among healthcare professionals that could be putting millions of patients at risk.
Big Data healthcare analytics

Peggy Chou, MD, director of medical management at Atrius Health, speaking during the HIMSS and Healthcare IT News Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in Boston this week. 

By Tom Sullivan 06:44 am October 27, 2016
Health orgs trekking deeper into analytics should expect a new information wave, understand that crowdsourcing can pay off, know machine learning is real right now, buckle down on governance. And don’t hold out for perfection. 
Big Data healthcare analytics
By Eric Bailey 06:25 am October 27, 2016
Healthcare IT News interviewed several experts at the forum on a range of topics spanning cost, risk, technologies, challenges and successes. 

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