IBM announces new investments in Federal Healthcare Practice; AirStrip, Texas Health Resources partner;

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> IBM has announced new investments in its U.S. Federal Healthcare Practice to address the "rapidly growing technology needs of public sector health institutions." The company added big data solutions for advanced clinical care from its IBM Watson Group, new collaborations with IBM Research focused on data management and an expansion of the team with the naming of a chief medical information officer. Announcement

> AirStrip, a provider of mobile healthcare solutions that aims to drive clinical transformation, has announced an agreement with Texas Health Resources to deploy AirStrip ONE throughout the health system. "The AirStrip ONE platform will give clinicians seamless access to disparate data systems from multiple vendors, allowing them to interact with patient information both within and outside of the hospital using mobile devices," the company states. Announcement

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> Before open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act began last October, the nongroup market had frequent disruptions in coverage, concluded a new Health Affairs study. The research focused on three years prior to ACA implementation and found this particular market experienced high turnover even before the new healthcare law took effect. Article

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> The House Appropriations Committee has opted to withhold most of the funds requested by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to upgrade its electronic health record system until the VA and the Department of Defense make progress on a joint EHR. Article

And Finally... Being a teen in 2014 sounds like #TheWorst. Article

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