KCRise Fund to receive investment from region’s largest insurance provider

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC), the region’s largest not-for-profit healthcare insurance provider, announced today it will invest in KCRise Fund II, which funds high-growth, early-stage technology companies in the Kansas City area. “Blue KC’s investment… more

Saint Luke’s Foundation found among those most affected by 2020 information breaches

This year, hundreds of health organizations have been impacted by large-scale security breaches and cyberattacks to their systems. So far this year, around 412 healthcare organizations reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), reports Becker’s Health IT.… more

University of Missouri Health Care listed among ‘most wired’ health systems in U.S.

University of Missouri Health Care has once again made the list of health systems recognized for “Most Wired” in 2020. This the system’s tenth consecutive year making the list in a survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives,… more

20 in Their Twenties … for 2020

By some demographers’ reckoning, the cohort of Americans between 20 and 29 years old is now almost evenly divided between Millennials and Generation Z. As the latter group continues to lay the cornerstones for careers, the late-stage Millennials are kicking… more

Round two of Missouri Emergency Broadband Investment Program to begin

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced 11 broadband projects will receive $846,407 through round two of the state’s Emergency Broadband Investment Program. 465 Missouri households will be connected to broadband as a result of these projects, and nine of the projects… more

Coping with COVID: Missouri Hospital Association adds flu monitoring tool to COVID-19 dashboard

A new tab on the Missouri Hospital Association COVID-19 dashboard will track influenza-like illness and is intended to help hospitals and health care workers manage resources during the approaching flu season with COVID-19 still very much present in Missouri. “A… more

Coping with COVID: Database error on Missouri COVID-19 dashboard causes inaccurate update

A database error on Missouri's COVID-19 dashboard resulted in an "incorrect inflation" of cases and the appearance of more than 5,000 coronavirus cases being reported in a 24-hour time span, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services. The… more

Newly established Office of Broadband Development in Kansas to distribute millions for broadband expansion

Governor Laura Kelly today signed Executive Order #20-67 to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas. By expanding access to broadband,… more

Hyperloop skips Missouri for test site, though first commercial route remains within reach

The highly anticipated news of where the new Hyperloop Certification Center will be built left many Missourians disappointed after Virgin Hyperloop One released its decision Thursday to build the test site in West Virginia. Two different proposals to land the… more

Department of Veterans Affairs considers making move to Cerner patient portal

A major change could soon occur at the Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA considering making an EHR portal change. Discussion is underway for the department regarding possibly retiring its current EHR patient portal and making a switch to Cerner’s… more