Infor hires former HIMSS board chair; Water boil alert lifted in NOLA;

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>  Infor (formerly Lawson) has hired former HIMSS board chair Barry Chaiken, M.D., for a new CIO position. "In his new position, the 20-year industry veteran will help Infor to continue to change the way healthcare organizations work by guiding the development of groundbreaking innovations in the areas of mobility, social business, learning, and cloud computing," Infor announced. Announcement

> At HIMSS 2013, New Orleans health officials lifted a water boil alert after one was issued Sunday morning following an interruption in the sewage plant boiler room that caused a sharp drop in water pressure. Article

Mobile Healthcare News

> With the Health Information and Management Systems Society annual conference being held this week in New Orleans, it's amazing to see how far mHealth has come in gaining acceptance within an organization that for years has traditionally been focused on mainstay health IT issues such as electronic health records. HIMSS's embrace of mHealth has never been as evident as it is at this year's conference. Commentary

> The Washington, D.C.-based AIDS United Foundation has awarded a $525,000 grant to the University of Virginia School of Medicine to develop a smartphone app to improve care for people recently diagnosed with HIV in rural Virginia, according to an announcement. Article

Provider News

> Three out of four healthcare providers say their ICD-10 implementation process is 25 percent or less complete and one-third have not yet started the process, according to a study by healthcare consultants Aloft Group. It polled more than 260 U.S. healthcare providers for its ICD-10 Snapshot Study. Article

And Finally... You can't blame these frames anymore. Article


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