CMS Releases Final Rules For Stage 2, Stage 3 Modifications

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released final rules for meaningful use in Stage 2 and Stage 3 modifications. The Stage 2 modifications are final but in Stage 3, there could still be some changes.

It was mentioned in HCI reports that many health IT leaders showed... read more

Top Executive of Hill-Rom says Federal Medical Device Tax had no connection with Welch Allyn Acquisition

The senior executive at Hill-Rom said Wednesday that the federal medical device tax had nothing to do with Welch Allyn Inc.'s decision to be acquired by Chicago-based Hill-Rom.

John Greisch, president and CEO of Chicago-based Hill-Rom Holdings Inc., said in a statement that their... read more

Women with (XDR) TB Quarantined, Sent to NIH, Maryland

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention moved a patient suffering from an extreme form of tuberculosis into isolation on Friday, in order to contain the air-borne bacteria of the disease from spreading further.

The woman was admitted to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in... read more

Protestors gather outside Facebook headquarters to challenge company’s ‘real name’ policy

In an evident effort to oppose Facebook's real-names policy, nearly 100 protestors - including fully ornamented drag queen activists - gathered outside the social network's Menlo Park headquarters in California on Monday.

The protest - against Facebook's 'real name' policy - was part of... read more

American Blues legend B.B. King in Hospice Care after Brief Stay at Hospital

In a news that would sadden his fans, American blues legend BB King, is been kept in hospice care at his home in Las Vegas.

One of the greatest guitarists of all times, Mississippi-born, 89-year-old Riley B King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Until date, he has... read more

‘Microsoft Ignite’ enterprise-focused event to be held in Chicago next week

With Microsoft's three-day Build 2015 developers' conference in San Francisco having come to an end, the company's focus has now shifted to its forthcoming event - 'Microsoft Ignite' -- scheduled to be held next week.

The Microsoft Ignite is an enterprise-centric event which will be... read more

Blackstone grabs Willis Tower in Chicago for $1.3 billion

Blackstone Group LP has acquired the second tallest building in the country, the Willis Tower in Chicago. The deal has been signed for $1.3 billion and has been confirmed by Blackstone officials. The 110-story building was jointly owned by New York-based investors Joseph Chetrit and Joseph... read more

Exercising boosts mobility and keeps brain active in old age

Physical activity and regular exercise can reduce the risk of brain damage that can lead to mobility issues in old age, according to a research published in journal Neurology. The research team found that people with mobility issues had small areas of brain damage termed as ‘white matter... read more

Shake Shack could shake McDonald’s market share

Shake Shack IPO made a strong debut on the stock exchange, offering amazing return to investors. The fast-casual chain of food joints claims to offer healthier snacks to customers. On the listing day, Shake Shack has been valued at $1.7 billion by investors.

The IPO has been successful... read more

Single gene responsible for Monarch butterflies’ long-distance flights

A single gene is responsible for some Monarch butterfly populations' long-distance flight capabilities, according to a new study by University of Chicago researchers.

Monarch butterflies cover a surprisingly long distance of 3,000 miles from far Northern Canada to Mexico and the... read more

Damaged Flight centre in Chicago requires two weeks to get fully Functional

US aviation authorities on Sunday reported that workers will take two more weeks to repair and restore operations at a Chicago air traffic control centre, which was damaged by fire two days ago.

A contract employee, Brian Howard, set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center... read more

Great Lakes Restoration Initiate Plan II announced by Federal Agencies

A new blueprint has been issued by the Federal government today in order to restore and protect the Great Lakes and prevent them from adverse effects of climate change. The program also includes a five year plan, which is meant to speed up the process by finding solutions to problems like toxic... read more


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