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UPDATED: Tampa health IT company lays off 120 in Georgia

An Atlanta business paper updates a story it published on Greenway Health’s layoffs last week, clarifying that the EHR vendor is only closing its Atlanta offices but will keep its Carrollton, GA offices open.

McKesson unit wins $400 million U.S. defense contract: Pentagon

McKesson wins a $400 million contract to provide DoD a digital imaging network.

John Halamka Celebrated as Inaugural International Healthcare Innovation Professor

BIDMC CIO John Halamka, MD is named International Healthcare Innovation Professor byHarvard Medical School.

Cigna Acquires Brighter, a Leader in Digital Engagement of Health Care Consumers

Cigna acquires patient engagement vendor Brighter. Co-founder Jake Winebaum comments, “We set out to use technology and consumerism to improve the health insurance experience and reduce unnecessary costs. Our experience with Cigna as a partner over the past two years has proven that those goals can be accomplished.”

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