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Ontario hospital learns that bandaging IT doesn’t work

After ignoring IT department recommendations to upgrade aging infrastructure components, Bryant Community Healthcare in Ontario is paying the price. A power surge that resulted in a system-wide network crash and three days of unplanned downtime prompted hospital leadership to green light a new virtualized server environment that has eliminated unplanned downtime.

HealthCare.gov: Progress and Performance Report

CMS releases a Healthcare.gov progress report outlining the improvements made. A new analytics platform has been installed that is allowing developers to monitor site performance in real time from a centralized war room where decisions are being made on which improvements to tackle next.

Forsyth Tech to offer free job-training program

In North Carolina, Forsyth Technical Community College is launching a free "back-to-work" program that will build up a local supply of hard-to-find talent by training unemployed residents on key skills. One of the three career options students can chose from is an electronic health records specialist. The program will pay for registration fees, books and other incurred costs.

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