The Department of Veterans Affairs finalized its $10 billion, 10-year contract with EHR vendor Cerner on Thursday, making it one of the federal government's largest IT deals. The agreement requires Cerner to provide an EHR system that enables seamless, secure patient data sharing among the VA, community providers and the Defense Department and allows the VA to add system capabilities to help meet veterans' and providers' needs.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo identified 12 demands on Iran that the Trump administration would like to include in a new nuclear deal, including ceasing enrichment of uranium and allowing access to all nuclear sites. Pompeo threatened the country with "the strongest sanctions in history" if it doesn't comply.
Women earning a bachelor's degree in 2016 graduated with about $2,700 more in debt than their male peers, up from $1,400 more in 2012, a report from the American Association for University Women finds. Several factors contribute to the gap, including women taking out more loans and earning less after graduation than men, researcher Kevin Miller says.
Stacey Cunningham will replace Thomas Farley as president of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a spokeswoman said. Cunningham, who serves as chief operating officer, will be the exchange's first female president.
Hy-Vee will open 26 Wahlburgers restaurant locations in the eight states where it does business without putting the burger joints in its stores, but it will carry some of the chain's products. The grocer decided to join the burger business after receiving many social media requests when it featured Mark Wahlberg's sports nutrition products, CEO Randy Edeker said.
A study in the journal Cell, based on 2 million EHRs from three New York-based academic medical centers, showed that emergency contact information in EHRs could help predict a patient's risk of developing 500 hereditary conditions, including celiac disease and type 2 diabetes. Researchers identified 7.4 million familial relationships from reviews of standard emergency contact information included in patients' EHRs.
Christine Goos explains how advertisers can tap into the popularity of Instagram Stories, writing that short-form video is the best format for driving engagement and that brands shouldn't be striving for professional production values but should mimic the authenticity of user content. "Consumers like ease of use in everything ... and with Stories front and center and having auto-playing capabilities, consumers are being conditioned to check there first," she writes.
Walmart is piloting a personal shopping and concierge service dubbed Jetblack in New York City, according to a published report. The service, aimed at busy moms, is described in job postings as a members-only service and Rent the Runway co-founder Jennifer Fleiss was hired to help lead the venture, according to the report.
At least 10,200 personal records were exposed in a data breach of mobile app TeenSafe. Exposed data include email addresses and Apple ID passwords, and the company has taken steps to close the vulnerable server and alert those affected by the breach.
Clinical trial enrollment for Alzheimer's disease drug candidates is too rigid, according to Eli Lilly and Co. and AstraZeneca in public comments. Clinical trial requirements should take into account the changing classifications of Alzheimer's disease and reconsider functional measures outcomes, the drugmakers say.
Comcast's proposed acquisition of Sky is unlikely to face an antitrust review by the British government, says Culture Secretary Matt Hancock. The deal will still face an antitrust review by the EU, which is scheduled to make a decision by June 15.
The construction industry in Seattle is facing a shortage of workers, especially trained professionals. This shortage, combined with rapidly rising home prices and the city's proposed "head tax," has many in the industry worried that the current building boom will not last.
Ameren Missouri has unveiled plans to build a new 400-megawatt, 175-turbine wind farm in northeastern Missouri dubbed High Prairie Wind Farm, pending regulatory approval. Vice President of Power Operations and Energy Management Ajay Arora says the firm may build several smaller wind farms afterward, and that it plans to invest $1 billion in the energy source by 2020.
The Senate's Secure Airport Public Spaces Act would allow airports to use passenger facility charges to tighten security in nonsecured areas, such as baggage claim. Funds from the Airport Improvement Program could be used to upgrade surveillance cameras in public areas.
Despite growth in inventory, the timeshare occupancy rate in Hawaii showed only a 0.2% drop last year from 2016, the Hawaii Tourism Authority reported. Timeshare usage for the year rose 5% and hotel usage went up 4%, the survey found.