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Dr. Vindell Washington Named to Head Up Federal Health IT

 President Obama has named Dr. B. Vindell Washington, M.D., as the new leader of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Washington took over leadership of ONC in August from Karen DeSalvo, M.D., who has lead the ONC since 2014. The mission of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) […]

Cash Back Websites That Are For Real!

Lets get back to my favorite cliche; Black people don’t play when it comes to money! So one of the things you need to know is what websites are for real when it comes to getting cash back. The bottom line is, who is being real about giving you money back? Rather-Be-Shopping writer Kyle James […]

App of the Week – WeConnect

Addiction is a serious personal problem. Let me correct myself. Addiction is a life or death internal war. Finding help and building a support network is vital to living beyond the addiction. That is why  “WeConnect” is the App of the Week. WeConnect is an app-based platform that puts support for the recovering addict right in […]

Celebrity Cyber Report – Kobe Bryant, Leslie Jones, Questlove

Kobe Bryant, the Black Mamba himself, has jumped from the basketball court to the venture capital game. According to the Wall Street Journal Bryant has teamed up with investor Jeff Stibel to launch a $100 million fund for tech companies. Bryant and Stibel share a history having invested together informally. This history includes deals with 15 companies since […]

Financial Aid Coming to Coding Bootcamps

The U.S. Department of Education is partnering with colleges and universities to launch a new experimental initiative to enable low income students to pay for certain coding bootcamps using federal financial aid. The program is targeted toward low income students through the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships or EQUIP. Qualifying students will be able to apply for […]

Breach Brief – Newkirk Solutions, Bon Secours

The largest data breach of 2016 so far has hit a data server operated by Albany, N.Y. based Newkirk Products. Newkirk Products is a third-party vendor providing health insurance ID cards for the health care industry. According to Newkirk the breach was discovered on July 6th but actually occured on May 21st. Newkirk shut down […]

How the Cloud Improves Internet Security

Convenience, economy and improved workforce productivity are just some of the benefits that are emerging as the result of cloud computing. And, despite some initial concerns regarding the security of cloud computing, discussions about the cloud at many companies are no longer asking whether they should move, but why they have not yet done so. […]

App of the Week – mRelief

Why, in the richest country on earth, are people still going hungry? According to Feeding America 25 – 40 percent of food grown, processed and transported in the U.S. will never be eaten. This food is often thrown out as leftovers or destroyed because it is simply not pretty enough for the grocery store.  That is […]

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