CHIME announces CIO of the Year Award; Big Data will be $24 billion by 2016;

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> James Turnbull has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year Award by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. Turnbull is Chief Information Officer at the University of Utah Health Care, located in Salt Lake City. He will receive the award at the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans in March. Announcement

> Research firm IDC predicts that Big Data will be a $24 billion market by 2016. GigaOM reports that it'll be even bigger. Article

> What if you could use a fork that told you eat a little slower? HAPIFork monitors the exact time you start and end your meal, the amount of servings you take and how long you take to eat each serving. It'll be launching on Kickstarter in March, according to a Mashable article. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> The Federal Communications Commission announced this week that it will make up to $400 million available to healthcare providers in order to create and expand telemedicine networks nationwide, linking urban medical centers to rural clinics while providing greater access to medical specialists and instant access to electronic health records. Article

> Adults enrolled in a consumer-driven health plan are more likely to use a smartphone or tablet for health-related purposes than members enrolled in a traditional health plan. Article

Healthcare Provider News

> Some nonprofit hospitals are spending more on aggressive marketing campaigns and capital improvements than on charity care. Article

> Provider groups are still waiting on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to issue a fine rule on the Physician Payments Sunshine Act, a rule mandated by health reform that was supposed to be finalized by October 2011. Article

And Finally... Drugs were pretty advanced 2,000 years ago, even on ships. Article

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