IBM Weather Company Zika

The technology giant also intends to help Brazil’s public health department host a hackathon via IBM’s Bluemix cloud platform so developers can create health apps. 

By Jack McCarthy 09:58 am July 28, 2016
The tech giant said it is making its virtual crowdsourced supercomputing platform, the World Community Grid, to researchers in the U.S. and Brazil for the OpenZika project. 
Health IT gender pay gap wider

HIMSS Executive Vice President Carla Smith said that gender equity is possible but much work remains. 

By Bernie Monegain 07:29 am July 28, 2016
HIMSS longitudinal salary assessment finds women’s share of health IT salaries for comparable jobs is smaller than it was in 2006.
EHR extinguish HIE
By Jack McCarthy 07:12 am July 28, 2016
With the number of health information exchanges declining since 2012, and EHR makers creating their own exchanges, the latter might just be a more effective way to share patient data. 
HCA Illini Community robots Skype

PeaceHealth is among the hospital networks using emerging technologies to reach patients in new ways.

By Larry McClain 07:08 am July 28, 2016
Other hospitals including PeaceHealth in the Pacific Northwest are also finding video consults can also open doors to other services to the benefit of patients and healthcare providers. 
By Jeff Lagasse 02:39 pm July 27, 2016
Funding for emerging companies is on the rise across all sectors so far in 2016. 
Montefiore HIV prevention
By Bernie Monegain 12:56 pm July 27, 2016
The hospitals aim to reduce HIV infections by increasing the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis in a region with one of the highest HIV Rates in the nation.
Europol Intel Kaspersky ransomware

A Europol office in the Hague. Source: Wikimedia. 

By Jessica Davis 10:48 am July 27, 2016
The new collaboration seeks to end ransomware through education and decryption tools.
Huron Consulting HSM EHR
By Bernie Monegain 10:35 am July 27, 2016
Consultancy adds specialist in Cerner, Meditech, Allscripts, NextGen and other electronic health records products to its expanding lineup of services for healthcare entities.
Clinton Dean Trump DNC

Bill Clinton recounted his wife’s decades of public service, focusing specifically on healthcare work, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Source: Gage Skidmore/Flickr. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:18 am July 27, 2016
While the 42nd President did not mention Donald Trump directly, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean attacked the Republican nominee for having a one sentence plan to replace Obamacare and his running mate Mike Pence’s record pertaining to healthcare. 
athenahealth Inovalon EHR interoperability
By Jack McCarthy 07:19 am July 27, 2016
The deal will enable clients to exchange clinical data to eliminate the need for chart extractions and foster collaboration between healthcare payers and hospitals. 

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