IBM pumps up Watson healthcare investment; Texting can boost breast cancer screenings;

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> IBM, which expects its Watson supercomputer to forge new healthcare innovation, announced last week that it will invest part of its $100 million Watson research and development fund in Modernizing Medicine, which provides a schEMA mobile data analysis solution. Announcement

> A new study published in the British Journal of Cancer reveals that text messaging can play a supportive role in reminding women to be screened for breast cancer. Those receiving text reminders were 20 percent more likely to get screened compared to those not getting a message reminder. Announcement

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> A new hospital being built by the Department of Veterans Affairs in Aurora, Colorado, will end up costing $1.73 billion--five times more than the original build projection of $328 million. Article

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> In the wake of the recent Premera data breach, in which information for roughly 11 million consumers was compromised, legal and financial fallout looms large both from the company's perspective and a consumer perspective, according to Ken Dort, a partner at national law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath's intellectual property practice group. Interview

> Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it's very important that their critical health information can be easily shared among healthcare providers, a survey from the Society of Participatory Medicine reveals. Article

And Finally... Another good reason to take a power nap. Article