Ex-Microsoft exec Neupert joins Health Evolution Partners; Aetna to study technology's impact on smoking cessation;

> Former Microsoft Health Solutions Group executive Peter Neupert will join Health Evolution Partners (HEP) as Operating Partner, the healthcare buyout firm announced today. HEP was launched by former National Coordinator for Health IT David Brailer, M.D. Announcement

> Aetna is looking to use technology to reduce tobacco use among patients, the payer announced today. The company plans to study the impact that a smoking cessation clinical decision support system has on tobacco use and will work with Columbia University to design and implement the program, which will be piloted in dental offices near New York. Announcement

> The University of Florida's Center for Digital Health and Wellness will hold a Digital Health Communication Extravaganza conference next month in Orlando, Fla. The conference will be geared toward medical and communications professionals looking to use IT to promote and protect people's health. Announcement

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