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by Philip K. Lamure. Posted on August 1, 2016

INDUSTRY ANALYSTS ARE PRAISING the rumored pending acquisition of Musak by the BlueCross BlueShield Association on behalf of its member health plans. Analysts point to Musak's streamed music for telephone system callers on hold as a perfect fit for BlueCross member health plans call centers.


by Sedrick Welloway. Posted on July 19, 2016

DOCTOR CHRISTOPHER TURK RESPONDS to the chime from his smartphone as he paces his hallway and opens his Snapchat app. He quickly inspects the new image and caption before they disappear. Doctor Turk then slides his finger on the screen over his Venmo icon to ensure his patient has transferred the required fee, and then slides to  the Twitter app, where a new patient message elaborates on the Snapchat photo. He quickly composes his response, careful to fit it into 140 characters: "Looks like #poisonoak not #lupus. Try #OTC cream & LMK after 1 wk if steroid Rx needed.


by Maxine Debuque, Phd. Posted on July 13, 2016

WHEN HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR Ivan Charmander first noticed something strange was going on in his facility, he admits he had no idea that Pokemon Go was the the culprit. "Almost a third of our acute floor nurses and the entire Endoscopy department were congregated in the lobby with their smartphones." To be honest, I had never heard of Pokemon Go, until they informed me then and there that our medical center had just become a Pokestop.