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Dell will unload IT services unit to Japan’s NTT Data

Dell will sell its IT services unit to NTT Data for $3.05 billion, money it will use to finance its $67 billion acquisition of EMC.

Google’s bold bid to transform medicine hits turbulence under a divisive CEO

Verily, Google’s life science business, has lost a dozen senior members of its team in the last year.  Former employees say that CEO Andrew Conrad is divisive and impulsive and has created a challenging work environment for staff.

Theranos Results Could Throw Off Medical Decisions, Study Finds

A study by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai finds that Theranos cholesterol results were lower than Quest and LabCorp results by an average of 9.3 percent, enough to influence medical decisions.

House tentatively OK mandatory prescription drug monitoring

In Arizona, legislators are working on a bill that will establish a prescription monitoring program within the state’s HIE.

Protecting Employees’ Health Data

The New York Times calls for limits on employer access to employee health information, citing concerns that it could make workers vulnerable to discrimination.

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