Home » Headlines » Currently Reading:

Morning Headlines 2/20/17

February 19, 2017 Headlines 4 Comments

Opening Keynote: The Art of Deception: How Hackers and Con Artists Manipulate You and What You Can Do About It

HIMSS17 kicks off as white coat hacker Kevin Mitnick takes the stage to discuss emerging cybersecurity threats and how to detect and defend against them.

Touted IBM supercomputer project at MD Anderson on hold after audit finds spending issues

Auditors find that MD Anderson Cancer Center’s now stalled effort to employ IBM Watson in the fight against cancer was paid for with funds that were secured by hospital executives that intentionally sidestepped purchasing rules.

$5.5 million HIPAA settlement shines light on the importance of audit controls

Memorial Healthcare Systems (FL) pays $5.5 million to settle HIPAA violations after discovering that a former employee continued to use his login credentials to access more than 80,000 patient records without permission.

Forbes World’s Most Admired Companies

Cerner, CVS Health, St. Jude Medical Abbott Laboratories, and Aetna are named to Forbes Most Admired Companies list.

View/Print Text Only View/Print Text Only


HIStalk Featured Sponsors

     

Currently there are "4 comments" on this Article:

  1. RE: MD Anderson & IBM Watson – Another $60M out the door for another IT project, this time IBM Watson…comes on the heels of a $405M drop in net income attributed to Epic. A publicly available audit report says Watson couldn’t work with Epic. Maybe Epic isn’t as ‘Open’ as Judy claims.

  2. The University of Texas audit is instructive. File this one under Innovation Management 101. The IBM Watson project is highly experimental and should not be governed like a traditional project. Risks should have been clearly articulated upfront. Kudos for an attempt to break new ground. Always expect set backs, that’s what innovation is all about. However, is MD Anderson the only party at risk ($$$$)? The onus is on MD Anderson to broker a win-win deal. Did the others have skin in the game, or did they just sell a bunch of h/w, s/w and services like a traditional project? Someone made quota on this deal, but to what end? Dream big, but plan SMALL.

  3. RE — Watson & Nant: Not a great two weeks for the leading Cancer Moonshot vendors. Last week Slate takes apart Nant Health, this week Forbes finds that IBM is completely ineffective at MD Anderson and being scrapped after a $60M investment, with MD Anderson going back to bid. Sounds like vaporware working at its best.







Subscribe to Updates

Search


Loading

Text Ads


Report News and Rumors

No title

Anonymous online form
E-mail
Rumor line: 801.HIT.NEWS

Tweets

Archives

Founding Sponsors


 

Platinum Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sponsors


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reader Comments

  • Patient advocate: Hi. I don’t see our organization on the Commonwell slide. We have gotten a lot of value from the tool and have ac...
  • Anonymous: I worked for Cerner at the time of the fire, and Cerner had a few dozen associates at the Feather River facilities. Both...
  • monica: 'Champions of Heath' that is perfect and says more about the whole rebranding strategy in 3 words than I could in a para...
  • Bill Spooner: It would be great to know about healthcare costs and outcomes in China, India and Norway, to learn how the various care ...
  • Mr. HIStalk: I'm torn between wanting to make them stop by showing how ridiculous they are vs. shaming them by name publicly. Apparen...
  • Mr. HIStalk: My personal dilemma is that I don't want to assume that someone attractive who is working a booth must be a contractor h...
  • Ex Epic: My favorite is when you're appropriately washing your hands for the twenty + seconds with soap and somebody is standing ...
  • Evelyn Reed: Thanks for the detailed guide in the conference and other news as well. After months of public negotiating drama and sev...
  • MATTHEW HOLT: I’m getting very bored of the calling out of anonymous social media types. I’m deep enough into the genre to see you...
  • Craig Katz: Just curious - are booth babes gone? If so, when did they go? And was it complaints or companies realizing how much it m...

RSS Industry Events

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.

Sponsor Quick Links