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The Road to HIMSS15 with FierceHealthIT’s Dan Bowman

Image: "Beauty of Chicago" by Flickr user normalityrelief, licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike. Dan Bowman, the FierceHealthIT reporter deeply embedded in Washington D.C., has his finger on federal HIT policy’s pulse. We sat down with him to discuss what stories will matter to him at the 2015 Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition April 12-16 in Chicago ...

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The Road to HIMSS 2015: The Shaun Sutner Interview

 In our preparations for the 40,000-attendee strong Health  Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015, the  Super Bowl of health IT trade shows, we sat down with  SearchHealthIT.com Reporter Shaun Sutner to find out what he’ll  be watching at this year’s show, his first. While Sutner previously  worked for two decades as a reporter for the Worcester (Mass.)  Telegram & Gazette, prior to that h ...

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Playing with FHIR: Health Data Interoperability’s Next Chapter

Like explorers searching for the Northwest Passage, the U.S. healthcare industry has been searching for the key to unlock health data interoperability. Thwarting the quest are ice floes of governmental bureaucracy; free-market healthcare economics rewarding providers and EHR vendors who keep data proprietary; and legacy IT infrastructure slowly transforming itself into a more modern, cloud-based model. The ...

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The Technology Industry & State and Local Governments: Back in Synch?

For reasons more likely related to humility than apathy, the technology industry in Massachusetts generally has not asked for much from its state and local government officials. Up until mid last year, that meant many within the industry (myself included) did not pay much attention to what was happening at the State House or in local city and town governments (no offense meant to the local organizations who ...

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President, U.S. Public Both Advocate Action On Climate Change

 As expected, President Barack Obama followed up his inaugural address with stronger climate and energy rhetoric during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. He urged Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, but also pressed the issue further:“But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my cabinet to come up with ...

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Valley PR Buzz: VCs Still Love Security

Sequoia Capital has the reputation of being on the cutting edge of venture investing. It makes a lot of smart bets, from household-name examples like Google and LinkedIn, to lesser-known darlings like Stripe, Y Combinator and Instagram. The firm has a reputation for picking winners and not being afraid to double down in a market as it matures (see Yahoo! and Google).So while on the one hand, it might be sur ...

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Why SCOTUS Decision on Healthcare is Good for Cleantech

I know that today people will be inundated with posts and stories that look to make stretch connections to the monumental and historic healthcare decision made today by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). So my apologies in advance, as I am about to join that chorus!I believe that today's decision is a positive thing for the cleantech industry for a few reasons. And so, here we go:Obama's secon ...

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UK Mandates CO2 Reporting for Largest Listed Companies

What do BP, Rolls-Royce, Barclays, Burberry Group, Unilever, Carnival Cruiselines and Royal Dutch Shell all have in common? They are part of the FTSE 100 Index marking them as the 100 companies with the highest market capitalization on the London Stock Exchange.This means that they all may be subject to new rules from the UK government requiring annual CO2 disclosures as part of their financial reporting re ...

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Black & Veatch Utility Report: Reliability, Aging Infrastructure, Environment and Long-term Investment are Top Issues

Black & Veatch issued its annual electric utility report which surveys the nation's utilities on the top issues facing them in the areas of operational efficiency, profitability and regulatory compliance. The findings of this years report were fascinating on a number of levels, but one major thing stood out to me: the top four issues are definitively linked by a single problem.According to the survey, r ...

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