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Subject: 7 IBM Watson developments | Cerner, athenahealth updates from HIMSS | 150 great leaders speaking at our 6th Annual Hospital Review Meeting - Reg Closes May 1 | CMS: 'Doc fix' is not a long-term solution
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April 15, 2015
1. IBM Watson developments: 7 things to know Full story 
2. athenahealth to offer free CommonWell services to 62,000 provider clients Full story
3. Join us for Becker's Hospital Review's 6th Annual Meeting in May, where 150+ hospital leaders will discuss the best business-focused strategies in the healthcare industry. There are less than 30 spots left, so register today! Registration ends May 1. Click here for more information: Conference brochure

4. Effective compliance programs begin with strong CEO-CPO relationship Full story
5. What population health analytics tells us about barriers to patient engagement Full story 
6. Cerner, Geisinger, xG Health partner on open EHR platform initiative Full story 


7. CMS: 'Doc fix' is not a long-term solution to physician payment problem Full story 


8. Sen. Marco Rubio joins presidential race: 10 things to know about his healthcare views Full story


9. We know a great CIO who has served as the CIO of a major health system and is looking for his next challenge. If you know of a terrific situation, please email Scott at and we will provide the inquiry to him.


10. The 2015 Hospital Guide to BYOD Policies - A BYOD policy can save money. This guide walks you through the critical points to consider as you design an effective BYOD policy for your hospital. Access guide here

Our apologies for the faulty links to "Epic vs. Cerner: 9 key comparisons" and "Epic, eClinicalWorks interoperable on Carequality framework" in yesterday's Health IT and CIO Report. The updated links are here and here. 


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