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Lexmark International to Buy Medical Imaging Company Claron

Lexmark acquires Claron Technology, a web-based medical image sharing platform, for $37 million. The company will be integrated into Lexmark’s content management software division.

U-M Hospitals’ Sue Schade named CIO of the Year

Sue Schade, CIO of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor, is named CIO of the year by CHIME and HIMSS.

A Look Back at 2014

John Halamka, MD and CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, blogs about the major events that shaped 2014, both in health IT and on his small farm outside Boston, of which he quips “ I shovel manure because it is so different from my varied day jobs, although some debate that point.”

The remaining uninsured: Closing ACA gaps

While the Affordable Care Act has significantly reduced the uninsured rate in the US, 14 to 18 percent of the general public are still uninsured, despite the fact that most of the remaining uninsured qualify for one or more assistance programs.

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