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By Gus Venditto 07:01 am February 19, 2017
Deborah Dahl, vice president of patient care innovation, at Banner Health and David Weingard, a Microsoft veteran who founded Fit4D, will be presented with the Kate Grainger Compassionate Care Award at Tuesday night’s HIMSS Gala.

Steve Lee, director of New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs

By Mike Miliard 01:19 pm February 17, 2017
The settlement comes three years after two laptops were stolen from Horizon BCBSNJ's Newark headquarters. According to New Jersey officials, health data was left vulnerable as it was password-protected but not encrypted, as required by HIPAA and HITECH.

The tech giant will also collaborate with Tribridge, System C & Graphnet Care Alliance and others. It also announced that telehealth provider MDLIVE and Premera will leverage its AI chatbot.

By Jessica Davis 12:20 pm February 17, 2017
Microsoft and UPMC have partnered to improve healthcare delivery through a series of projects, Microsoft announced Thursday.
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.
Memorial Health System HIPAA
By Bernie Monegain 09:56 am February 17, 2017
The Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights said more than 115,000 people had their PHI accessed and disclosed.
HIMSS17 Rasu Shrestha UPMC
By Tom Sullivan 07:37 am February 17, 2017
UPMC's Chief Innovation Officer says it's time to dig deeper into what matters, shares a pet peeve and recounts the first time U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra sent him a tweet.
Sequoia RSNA image sharing
By Ephraim Schwartz 07:36 am February 17, 2017
The nonprofit is also building out its Carequality and eHealth Exchange programs, CEO Mariann Yeager said. 
Mayo Clinic alert fatigue

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, said most alarms in place today are simple but often ineffective. 

By John Andrews 07:28 am February 17, 2017
Vitaly Herasevich, MD, bases the idea on the “failure to rescue,” a concept started in the nursing field and is gaining traction in applied clinical informatics. 
predictive risk stratification
By Chris Nerney 07:08 am February 17, 2017
The Chicago-based nonprofit’s methodology taps historical claims data along with real-time behavioral and social determinants data to better control costs by identifying patients likely to need care. 
Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum UnitedHealthcare

Louisiana Healthcare Quality Forum CEO Cindy Munn said LHQF serves as the conduit betwenn emergency rooms and managed care organizations. 

By Diana Manos 06:56 am February 17, 2017
LHQF and UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Louisiana created an HIE registry to keep patients out of the emergency room. 

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