Category Archive: Healthcare

Oct 01

Aetna Names Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H. President of the Aetna Foundation


 Aetna a leading global health care solutions company, has appointed Garth Graham, M.D., M.P.H., 38, as president of the Aetna Foundation, the company’s independent philanthropic arm, effective immediately. A national expert on health disparities and health care quality, Graham served as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during …

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May 01

LISTA Guest Blogger Mario H. Lopez on Leveraging Mobile Broadband for Hispanic Communities

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No one can deny the impact that Hispanics are having on America’s political, cultural, and economic spheres.  Across the nation, Hispanics are not just changing the landscape because of what they do, but rather how they do it. With regard to broadband access – a crucial service that fuels American innovation, job creation, and educational …

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Jan 04

It is with a Heavy Heart that We Announce the Passing of Naomi Alarcón


The last time I saw her it was at a meeting with the Aetna company here in Atlanta and my friend Naomi Alarcón was looking good as always. Although I was advised she was sick she did not look it. She was sharp as a tack and as beautiful as ever. To my amazement this prominent …

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Jun 11

Verizon Provides Tips to Help the Transition to Electronic Health Records


Guidance for Heath Care Professionals Moving to Digitized Data To help the nation’s health care providers move from paper-based records to digitized data, Verizon has outlined tips for transitioning to electronic health records.  A digital collection of a patient’s medical history,  EHRs enable faster, more accurate exchange of patient information among payers, providers and patients …

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Jun 11

Randall Stephenson: Spectrum and the Wireless Revolution


Randall Stephenson: Spectrum and the Wireless Revolution By RANDALL STEPHENSON The latest mobile devices give us the power to summon maps in distant cities, watch the news under a shady tree, or adjust our home thermostats from the airport lounge. This power at our fingertips is provided by major advances in our networks and increasingly powerful …

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May 09

LISTA #TechLatino247 Guest Blogger Kristian Ramos: Technology is the key to success for Latinos


Think back to your childhood and remember what it was like learning to type. Remember the computer class room, full of desktop computers and learning the Herzog System of typing. How critical that was for future job prospects. Now imagine your children’s computer lab, what will that look like? Given recent technologic gains, desk top …

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Apr 25

7 Totally Unoriginal And Obvious Ways To Improve Your Programs By Gretel Going


Healthcare marketers are a paradox in that they have the luxury of being able to speak directly to their audience’s favorite topic—themselves—yet tend to fail miserably at it. From where I sit, healthcare marketers are in a both challenging and exciting position. Challenging because the legal hoops they have to jump through can be rigorous …

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Apr 18

Huffington Post wins Pulitzer, a first for digital media By Matthew Flamm, Senior Reporter Crain’s New York

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Updated: April 17, 2012 9:42 a.m. The Huffington Post—and digital media—has won its first Pulitzer Prize. The award went to David Wood, in the category of national reporting, it was announced Monday by Columbia University, which administers the prizes. A longtime print journalist who did stints at Time magazine and the Los Angeles Times, Mr. …

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Apr 11

Verizon donates $100k to Philadelphia hospital for telemedicine By Mike Miliard, HealthcareIT News

PHILADELPHIA – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has announced it will launch a telemedicine pilot program, dedicated to providing pediatric specialty consultations to community hospitals, with help from a $100,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The pilot program is designed to test the applicability of consultation services in the community hospital setting for intensive care …

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Apr 04

From Harvard to Homeless by Chris Allsop

Cigna’s chief diversity officer, Rosanna Durruthy, shares her unusual climb to the top by Chris Allsop For diversity professional Rosanna Durruthy, her career (and current position as chief diversity officer with health insurer Cigna) is a classic example of genes working in tandem with environmental forces. Of Cuban and Puerto Rican heritage, Durruthy, from an …

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