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North Georgia Digital Conference Organized by the Georgia Technology Authority, the conference featured business and community leaders, economic developers, educators and students focused on North Georgia's digital future. The conference is the first in Georgia to highlight best practices in obtaining and using high-speed broadband in education, health care, business and government. Click to Watch!
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Economic Forecast for Dawson County
The Dawson County Rotary Club in conjunction with the Dawson County Chamber of Commerce, Dawson County Kiwanis and Dawsonville Lions Club featured a "2014 Eggs and the Economy: An Economic Forecast from Frank Norton, Jr." President, Norton North Georgia Real Estate and widely recognized for his economic prognostications for North Georgia. Click to listen
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2013 Trade Faire & Regional Conference See segments of the 8th annual HIMSS Georgia Healthcare Trade Faire & Regional Conference including a Welcome by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle commenting about Georgia's Healthcare State of the Union, a CIO Roundtable entitled IT Enabled Healthcare, a dynamic keynote and a breakout session on CMS Updates EHR Incentive Program. Click to Watch!!
Global Health & Hunger
Originally Streamed Live, Now On-Demand: 2013 Summit Held in Atlanta
Through a partnership with World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA, and CSIS, this Atlanta event — keynoted by Senator Johnny Isakson with other prominent speakers in government, business, and global health — is focused on food security and achieving sustainable health and nutrition outcomes in some of the world's most challenging places. Click to Watch!
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Todd Perman, Executive Managing Director of Global Healthcare Services at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF)
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In the wake of two global cyberattacks, the CIO of Penn Medicine is calling for more federal support in the form of criminal investigations to stem the tide of attacks. Acknowledging that hospitals need to do more to secure IT systems, Mike Restuccia says law enforcement needs to cooperate with agencies across the globe to prosecute cybercriminals.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its fifth revision of security and privacy guidance that includes a new focus on IoT vulnerabilities. Although the catalog of security controls is intended for a wide range of connected industries, it has implications for the healthcare sector that has been flooded with network-enabled medical devices.
Physicians using technology to supplement in-person care may not be seeing the benefits they expect. New research shows physicians that offered patients the option of e-visits actually saw an uptick in office visits, which led to fewer new patients.
Small towns and rural communities across the U.S. are using broadband and other technologies to improve access to care. Adding new broadband infrastructure or improving existing networks can also help drive economic growth and increase job opportunities. Some towns, such as Loma Linda, California, are leveraging their broadband access to...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) launched a revised web tool to help educate the healthcare industry and consumers on breaches of health information, including how to identify them. The HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool (HBRT) is aimed at providing transparency about breaches...
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking applicants to fill two open positions on the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC). HITAC members serve three-year, unpaid terms and make recommendations to the National Coordinator on ways to advance an interoperable HIT infrastructure. Applications must...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has unveiled a website that allows consumers to compare hospice facilities by providing a brief overview of the quality of care provided to patients in each facility. The Hospice Compare website was created in an effort to provide greater transparency for consumers...
Highlights the challenges faced by rural volunteer fire fighters who are trying to meet greater levels of need with fewer people. Additionally, these aging volunteer forces are often working without, or with outdated, rescue equipment. Also touches on similar issues for rural volunteer EMS services.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reduce the number of mandatory geographic areas participating in the CMS Innovation's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model from 67 to 34. Within those 34 mandatory areas, this rule also proposes to make participation voluntary for...
In this episode of “What the Health?” Mary Agnes Carey of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Karlin-Smith of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Julie Appleby of Kaiser Health News discuss the recent extension of cost-sharing subsidies for millions of low-income beneficiaries on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces...
A prospective study of more than 20,000 nurses aged 20-45 years, 88% of whom had worked night shifts, reported their most common health issues, disease history, reproductive experiences, occupational exposures, and other lifestyle- and work-related factors.
While we prepare our children to go back to school, parents should check and make sure their children are current on all vaccinations before the start of the school year or they may not be able to start on the first day.
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