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Move Over, Richard Kiley. Here’s Why We Want to Combine Public Health Data with Health Care Data

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announces a $100,000 prize as part of the foundations latest public health challenge. The contest is seeking innovative ways of combine public health data with medical data to improve community health.

Nuance plan could fend off Carl Icahn

In an effort to prevent activist investor and billionaire Carl Icahn from increasing his stake in the company, Nuance enacts a "poison pill" defense which effectively prevents any outside investor from gaining 20 percent ownership of the firm.

Total cost of that axed NHS IT FIASCO to taxpayers: £10.1bn

In England, the final cost of the failed NPfIT program has been tallied at $16 billion. The program launched in 2002 and was formally suspended in September 2011 when government leaders acknowledged that there were fundamental weaknesses with a " top-down, centrally-imposed IT system."

UMass Medical Center settles fraud charges

UMass Memorial Medical Center pays $66,000 to settle fraud charges stemming from a whistle blower case claiming that the hospital mailed unpaid bills to homeless shelters so that they could then submit the bills to a state program for payment.

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