Stolen laptop contained patient health info; Intel, UN collaborate to reduce childbirth related deaths through IT;

> Reminiscing about an old Apple add that pays homage to world-renowned figures like Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, InformationWeek Healthcare editor Paul Cerrato says that healthcare IT could use more "crazy"--aka, forward thinking--executives. Cerrato identifies Lynn Vogel, CIO at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Neil Calman, M.D., co-founder and CEO of the Institute of Family Health, as leaders that should be emulated in the space. Commentary

> Lexington (Ky.) Clinic is notifying more than 1,000 patients who were treated by the facility's neurology department that their personal health information may have been compromised after an unencrypted laptop was stolen in early December. Names, contact information and diagnoses were on the laptop, Health Data Management reports, although Social Security numbers and financial information was not. Article

> Intel and the United Nations Population Fund announced a joint effort this week to reduce childbirth related deaths through the use of technology. According to an ExecutiveBiz blog post, the effort will educate 1 million healthcare workers from around the world. Brief

> The Greater Houston Health Information Exchange now will be known as Greater Houston Healthconnect, according to the Houston Business Journal. The news comes on the heels of James Langabeer, former director of the Center for Emergency Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, being named the exchange's new president and CEO. Brief

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