Bernie Monegain

Bernie Monegain is Editor-At-Large for Healthcare IT News and Women in Health IT.

Medtronic IBM Watson Sugar.IQ
By Bernie Monegain 03:08 pm September 27, 2016
The cognitive computing software can inform users about how specific foods will influence their glucose levels, track diets over time and spot otherwise hidden patterns in that data. 
By Bernie Monegain 09:25 am September 27, 2016
Two professors call for a rethink on how to treat women in the workplace.

Northern Michigan University has received nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to launch a two-year pilot project designed to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native female college graduates, particularly in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Northern Michigan University photo

By Bernie Monegain 08:55 am September 27, 2016
Project to focus on making education in science technology, engineering and math accessible to America Indian and Alaska Native Women.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:16 am September 27, 2016
Science and technology careers were not discussed at the presidential candidates' first debate, but ScienceDebate.org went to the candidates for answers.

 “Scientists and engineers power human progress, and STEM education drives these incredibly important careers,” says Emerson Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Button Bell.

By Bernie Monegain 07:33 am September 27, 2016
One-third of respondents didn’t pursue a STEM career because it seemed too hard.
ransomware USC Keck and Norris

Keck Hospital CEO Rodney Hanners said the investigation, which included the FBI, did not find any evidence that cybercriminals accessed or retrieved the encrypted data.  

By Bernie Monegain 11:51 am September 26, 2016
USC’s Keck and Norris Hospital restored data within days of the incident and did not pay a ransom, an official said.
Care New England HIPAA fine

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

By Bernie Monegain 10:41 am September 26, 2016
The case, which also includes Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, stems from lost backup tapes housing protected health information, the Office for Civil Rights said.

The initiative integrates behavioral health, primary care, violence awareness and prevention, says HRSA Acting Administrator Jim Macrae.

By Bernie Monegain 01:05 pm September 23, 2016
Mental health and substance abuse programs across the country will share $44.5 million for training programs aimed at increasing the number of mental health providers and substance abuse counselors.
EHR campaign Clinton Trump

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:42 am September 23, 2016
A look at which candidates Allscripts, athenahealth, Cerner, Epic and McKesson donated money to support, either directly or via Super PACs. The biggest donor, by more than $800,000, just might surprise you.
cloud security Catalyze PHI

Catalyze CEO Travis Good.

By Bernie Monegain 09:51 am September 22, 2016
The company said it will use the funding to advance its HIPAA compliant and HITRUST certified platform for exchanging protected health information.

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