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It’s rare when a company returns federal money. It’s rarer still when that money amounts to billions of dollars. Yet that’s the situation with top U.S. hospital operator HCA Healthcare (NYSE:HCA), which aims to return gobs of government largesse from whence it came.

All told, HCA announced that it’s planning to return roughly $6 billion, $1.6 billion of which consists of federal COVID-19 grants and $4.4 billion in Medicare loans. Both were provided as part of the government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) passed in the early stages of the current pandemic.

HCA benefited from the loans and grants bestowed upon operators of healthcare facilities to help keep them afloat.

The company will pay those funds back because it continues to thrive, even though many elective surgeries have been postponed or canceled in the face of the coronavirus.

Last week HCA published a “preview” of its Q3

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Technology has stepped into almost each and every industry. Technology makes our life easier and simpler. It helps us in efficiently managing tasks. Technology has touched almost every field, from logistics, entertainment, and law, to catering, etc. The healthcare industry is not far away from its touch either.

The healthcare industry is quick to realize the importance of technology. Industries are embracing technology as well as the advancement in technology. We are residing in a cut-throat competitive world, to which technology gives that much-needed edge. Technology is known to reshape the working of industries. Healthcare industries use technology to not only reduce their workload but also to accelerate their performance. Healthcare application development is one of the important solutions.

According to a survey, the market will grow at a CAGR of 5.8 percent to reach $19.3 billion by 2025. Unsurprisingly, the segment is enormous, commanding a huge market share of

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– Projects in the Northern Neck, Surry and Botetourt counties will help bridge the digital divide in Virginia through partnerships with Internet Service Providers

– Pilot projects will help improve economic and education opportunities related to broadband access in unserved areas of Virginia, if approved

– Dominion Energy Virginia to serve as middle mile provider, enabled by the Grid Transformation & Security Act of 2018

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Residents in rural parts of Virginia could gain access to broadband internet critical for jobs, healthcare and education under three pilot projects proposed Oct. 1 by Dominion Energy Virginia.  


(PRNewsfoto/Dominion Energy)

Thanks to support from the Virginia General Assembly and collaboration with electric cooperatives and Internet Service Providers, the proposed Rural Broadband Pilot projects would extend broadband internet to citizens in Surry County, Botetourt County and the Northern Neck, if approved by the State Corporation Commission. The

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The House Judiciary Committee just released its antitrust report which states that Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google have become gatekeepers sitting on supra-competitive profits and unchecked, significant and durable market power. The simple question of how much do technology firms actually earn is non-trivially difficult at this point. Partly because U.S. accounting rules treat research and development (R&D) and Selling, General and Administrative (SGA) outlays as expenses that depress the reported accounting return on assets (ROA). This is despite the fact that R&D and SGA increasingly contain substantial investments in intangible assets. 

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UC San Francisco’s Center for Digital Health Innovation (CDHI), Fortanix, Intel, and Microsoft Azure today have formed a collaboration to establish a confidential computing platform with privacy-preserving analytics to accelerate the development and validation of clinical algorithms.

The platform will provide a “zero-trust” environment to protect both the intellectual property of an algorithm and the privacy of healthcare data, while CDHI’s proprietary BeeKeeperAI will provide the workflows to enable more efficient data access, transformation, and orchestration across multiple data providers.

Gaining regulatory approval for clinical artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms requires highly diverse and detailed clinical data to develop, optimize, and validate unbiased algorithm models. Algorithms that are used in the context of delivering healthcare must be capable of consistently performing across diverse patient populations, socioeconomic groups, geographic locations, and be equipment agnostic. Few research groups, or even large healthcare organizations, have access to enough high-quality data to accomplish these goals.

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Microsoft is hiring physicians, healthcare executives, and engineers, as well as directing Microsoft vets with decades of experience, to focus on the business of medicine.

Its projects are wide-ranging. One huge effort of late is the $1.57 trillion company’s first cloud kit that’s specific to the needs of a single industry, “Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.”

Another product, Microsoft Teams, is quickly becoming a go-to telehealth provider for tens of millions of physicians each month, CEO Satya Nadella said in a recent earnings call. 

Read more: Microsoft’s healthcare strategy is all about the cloud. 2 executives lay out how it’s taking on Google and Amazon as tech giants push deeper into the $3.6 trillion healthcare industry.

Microsoft’s top people for healthcare business don’t work on an official, singular team. Many of them work in the research division, sales, or various industry and product groups that are catering tech to specific kinds

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At Practis, we provide secure and comprehensive healthcare internet marketing solutions that enable medical groups, hospitals and healthcare companies to exceed their patient engagement and acquisition goals. 

A proven approach to medical marketing on the web, designed to attract more patients in your market

For 20 years, physicians, medical groups and healthcare companies have trusted us to make meaningful connections with patients however and wherever they interact with their brand.  As your healthcare marketing agency, we’ll help support and grow your healthcare organization by providing everything from a sound digital strategy, award-winning medical website design , effective healthcare content, patient engagement tools, medical SEO and advertising campaigns.

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Patients and healthcare providers across the globe have come to the realization that depending solely on hospital systems will no longer be a viable option. Industry experts are of the opinion that ongoing advances in home healthcare devices and services will help alleviate the current pressure on the global healthcare system.

Technology has proven to be extremely critical to home healthcare. Current and upcoming advances in home healthcare technologies are not only designed for effective disease control but also encourage and enable individuals to live independently.

Technological interventions were complex and expensive in the past. However, growing need and demand for convenient and effective remote patient monitoring, development of new and innovative technologies, and availability of sufficient funding have led to increased accessibility to low-cost technologies and devices.

The new and affordable in-home gadgets are not just popular among geriatrics looking to age at home. The customer base has rapidly … Read More