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  1. CMS Reports ICD-10 End-To-End Testing Results
    1/19/2015

    CMS (the Centers for Medicare And Medicaid Services) recently announced the results of another successful acknowledgement testing.

  2. NRF Attendees Get Preview Of Verizon 2015 PCI Report
    1/16/2015

    The Verizon Enterprise Solutions 2015 PCI Report is due out in February, but National Retail Federation Big Show Attendees on Monday had the opportunity to learn initial findings from the report. The report correlates Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard compliance with data breaches occurring at retail businesses or restaurants.

  3. Podcast: Author Chip Heath To Speak At RSPA INSPIRE 2015
    1/16/2015

    In this exclusive interview with Business Solutions president and RSPA board chairman Jim Roddy, Heath discusses some of the challenges facing Retail VARs as well as a preview of his presentations at INSPIRE, Planned topics are the dynamics of change — how you can align the analytical side and the emotional side of your brain to make change effectively — and decision making — examining flaws and biases that result in less-than-optimal decisions and learning routines and procedures that improve the chances of success.  

  4. CMS Releases Quality Data To Help Patients Choose Providers
    1/16/2015

    Finding quality providers is an ongoing challenge for patients, and CMS has just released quality metrics that can be used by software developers to build apps and other ways to make the data more accessible and useful to general patient populations.

  5. Expect Unprecedented Growth In Connected Wearables By 2019
    1/16/2015

    The growing popularity of wearable technology is apparent from the statistic that 19 million devices shipped in 2014 — compared to 5.9 million in 2013 — the wearable market grew at an annual rate of 54.7 percent.

  6. 5G Subscribers Could Reach 100 Million By 2025: It’s Not To Early To Plan For Change
    1/16/2015

    Market research company ABI Research released findings detailing expected global adoption rates of 5G by 2025. According to the findings, it will take more than five years for 5G to reach 100 million subscribers.

  7. Education IT News For VARs — January 15, 2015
    1/16/2015

    In news this week is an example of the benefits of visitor management software for a school’s security and examples of innovations in digital textbooks.

  8. Healthcare IT News For VARs — January 16, 2015
    1/16/2015

    In the news, two more healthcare data breaches are reported, and the long-term care software  market is predicted to grow. Also, the Office of the National Coordinator for Healthcare IT (ONC) released a report on health information exchange (HIE), and a study by AHIMA shows older patients prefer e-prescriptions.

  9. Dell Software’s MSP Calculator Lets You Do The Math Before You Decide To Partner
    1/15/2015

    Dell Software is taking a different approach to conveying the benefits of partnering with its company. Dell Software’s MSP Calculator, which you can access at the CloudRunner portal, shows potential partners how much money they can make — in the context of their own business — providing services through Dell Software. 

  10. What Government CIOs’ New IT Budget Authority Could Mean For VARs
    1/15/2015

    FITARA gives a major boost to agency chief information officers when it comes to overseeing their agencies’ IT budgets, promising CIOs a “significant role” in programming, budgeting, and decision-making related to IT at their agencies.

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