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Deloitte, Intermountain to share big data tool schedule at HIMSS13

Following last Thursday’s announcement that Deloitte and Intermountain had forged a five-year-deal to extract and publish big-data best practices, the pair today announce that they will be demonstrating the newly developed technology which will power the initiative at HIMSS this week.

NextGen Healthcare to Unveil New Population Health Management Solution to Drive Collaborative, Accountable Care

In line with the latest in EHR vendor trends, NextGen unveils a new population health application, which will be demonstrated at HIMSS, booth 5313.

Hoag and St. Joseph Health Complete Historic Health Care Affiliation

5-hospital health system St. Joseph’s Health and 2-hospital system Hoag announce plans to affiliate, creating a new Orange, Calif.-based health system called Covenant Health Network. While Hoag hospitals will be joining the St. Joseph’s system, they will retain their Presbyterian affiliation and operational standards, rather than adopting St. Joseph’s Catholic affiliation.

Power loss leads to water problems, and grumbles, in New Orleans

HIMSS-goers awoke to an unpleasant surprise Sunday morning as all of New Orleans was placed under a city-wide boil water order after a fire broke out in the city’s primary water treatment facility. The city’s emergency response website is calling for everyone to boil water for one minute prior to drinking, cooking, brushing teeth, washing hands, bathing (sponge baths with pots of sterilized water is the only recommended option for bathing) or preparing food, until further notice.

HIMSS13 Online

HIMSS13 starts Monday, already the twitter hashtag #HIMSS13 is exploding with traffic. Several pre-conference sessions were held today and the day ended with the official HIMSS13 reception. For those sitting out this years events, HIMSS is live broadcasting most speakers, including keynote speaker Bill Clinton, and sessions for remote viewing . In true HIMSS style, they’re charging $40 a session.

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