From Insider: “Re: David Muntz from ONC. Will join GetWellNetwork’s leadership team.” Unverified.
From The PACS Designer: “Re: iOS7. Now that the hoopla has subsided over the 5C/5S, thought it would be good to reveal what are the improvements that Apple brings us with iOS7. They say, ‘It has a new structure, applied across the whole system, that brings clarity to the entire experience. The interface is purposely unobtrusive. Conspicuous ornamentation has been stripped away. Unnecessary bars and buttons have been removed. And in taking away design elements that don’t add value, suddenly there’s greater focus on what matters most: your content.’ Other features are improved graphics, audio, and many other areas to numerous to mention here. With Apple’s acquisition of Cue, a personal assistance app, the solution will surely find is way into iOS7 healthcare communications software.”
From THB: “Re: Northwestern Memorial in Chicago. Leaving the Cerner fold and going to Epic, but I don’t see it mentioned in searching your site. Am I missing something? It’s been going on for the last several months, so is this a big secret, or is it hiding in plain sight?” I ran a reader’s rumor about the switch a year ago, and another reader’s rumor before that.
Most poll respondents don’t see customers of either Vitera or Greenway benefitting from their single ownership. New poll to your right (which is actually an earlier poll that few saw since it wasn’t the featured poll): how will hospitals handle liability and workers comp insurers that won’t accept ICD-10 data until 2015?
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Kyle scored an interview with Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, at Health 2.0.
Sunquest announces two new executives: Jonathan Pierson (MedAssets) as VP Solution Adoption Center of Excellence and Keith Laughman (MedFusion) as EVP of Community Care Solutions.
CaroMont Health (NC) announces a breach involving the records of 1,310 patients that were sent by an employee via unsecured email.
Weird News Andy says it’s usually a brother-in-law: a two-year-old boy in China with a swollen stomach and difficulty in breathing is found to have a parasitic twin with fully formed spine and limbs growing inside his stomach. Doctors removed the eight-inch-wide twin.
Vince identifies several vendor C-suite executives of long ago this HIS-tory edition, but he seeks help filling in some of the blanks.