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DoD and VA Hit 3 of 6 Objectives for EHR Interoperability

The Governement Accountability Office (GAO) has announced that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Veterans Administration (VA) have achieved three of the six objectives for “full interoperability” between their electronic health records (EHR). According to the report, the DoD and VA have achieved the following criteria: Demonstrating initial network …

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HHS Appoints Todd Park as CTO

 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has appointed Todd Park as Chief Technology Officer. Park is currently working as Board Director for athenahealth Inc., a healthcare IT company which he co-founded. As CTO, Park will work with the HHS and other agencies to create innovative ways to improve health care …

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IBM to Acquire SPSS in $1.2 Billion Deal

IBM has announced it will be buying SPSS, an analytical and software solutions provider for $50 per share, or $1.2 billion. IBM expects the move to strengthen its information-agenda initiative, which helps companies take information and transform it into a strategic asset. “We and IBM view this as a highly-complementary …

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Anne Altman To Manage IBM’s Global Public Sector

Anne Altman will be the general manager of the Global Public Sector division at IBM Corperation as of August 1st.  In her new position Altman will lead sales in the government, education, health care, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. Altman is currently the management director of IBM’s System z mainframe division.  Altman said is a …

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