Google Cloud rolled out Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program

  • Google Cloud makes it easier for healthcare entities to comply with HHS’ April data-sharing deadlines.
  • And  the HHS deadline will no longer be able to put off despite the impacts of the pandemic.
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The tech giant’s cloud arm lifted the curtain on its Healthcare Interoperability Readiness Program that helps healthcare organizations devise a plan to standardize and integrate their data in compliance with the HHS’ mandates by April 2021.

Interoperability areas providers, payers, and vendors are most concerned about

Google Cloud makes it easier for healthcare entities to comply with the HHS’ April data-sharing deadlines.

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Payers and providers are struggling to comply with the looming interoperability mandates—and as many healthcare organizations contend with the impacts of the pandemic, quick and easy-to-deploy solutions like

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National Effort Prioritizes Advancing Cyberinfrastructure and Research Readiness Among Minority-Serving Institutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC), in collaboration with Internet2, is leading a national effort to help minority-serving institutions identify the science, engineering, health, social science, and humanities education and research priorities that call for increased access to and use of data management and computing resources by the higher education community.

A key component of this collaboration is supporting the dissemination of a survey among presidents, administrative leaders, IT groups, faculty, and staff at nearly 485 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), and minority-serving institutions (MSIs) to collect a critical data set aimed at guiding priorities and enabling collaborative initiatives in support of cyberinfrastructure improvements. To date, a survey alert message was sent to more than 5,000 individuals to raise awareness among potential participants. The survey will remain open until December 11, 2020.

“The consortium is a

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How Can Congress Prepare for the Next Global Crisis? Create A ‘Science Readiness Reserve,’ IBM Says

It’s time that America’s elected officials bring together some of the nation’s greatest minds and technologies to prepare for the globe’s next emergency.



a man and a woman standing in front of a building: People walk past the United States Capitol on November 8 in Washington, DC.


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People walk past the United States Capitol on November 8 in Washington, DC.

That is the message from IBM, the multinational American technology and consulting company, to prominent members of Congress.

In a letter sent to leaders of relevant congressional committees Wednesday morning and provided to Newsweek, the company urged lawmakers to establish a Science Readiness Reserve, a group comprised of leading scientists and private sector resources that would explore how to best use artificial intelligence and other technologies to combat whatever calamities that may arise beyond 2020.

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“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our scientific community has been racing against the clock to save

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Sales readiness platform MindTickle raises $100 million led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

MindTickle, a startup that is helping hundreds of small and large firms improve their sales through its eponymous sales readiness platform, said on Monday it has raised $100 million in a new financing round.

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Pune and San Francisco-headquartered startup’s new financing round, which is a combination of debt and equity. Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Canaan, NEA, NewView Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round, which according to a person familiar with the matter, valued the eight-year-old startup at roughly $500 million, up from about $250 million last year.

The vast majority of this $100 million fund is equity investment, said Krishna Depura, co-founder and chief executive of MindTickle, in an interview with TechCrunch. He declined to disclose the specific amount, however, or comment on the valuation.

We used to live in a seller’s world, where buyers had a small

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Leidos Awarded Contract to Support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness

RESTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, has been awarded a contract by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Through this award, Leidos will provide services and support for the Defense Civilian Human Resource Management System (DCHRMS). The single award, firm-fixed-price (FFP), time and materials (T&M) contract holds a total potential value of approximately $75 million. It includes a one-year base period of performance with four additional one-year option periods. Work will be performed primarily in San Antonio, Texas.

“We are excited to leverage our world-class cloud technology for the Department of Defense,” said Dan Voce, Leidos senior vice president of enterprise cyber and solutions. “Leidos takes pride in our dedication to agility and excellence. By leveraging this technology, the speed and efficiency of DCHRMS will increase, while lowering costs.

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