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EDUCATIONTECHNOLOGYINSIGHTS.COM
MARCH -15 - 2017

The unprecedented growth of educational technologies today is offering students, teachers, and parents with new  channels  for  collaboration  and  communication,  aimed  at  boosting  the  quality  of  education.  From mobile apps to cloud computing, these technologies are ushering in a concept of connected learning, which goes beyond the four walls of the classroom.

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As your business grows, it is important to take a step back and not only consider which technology to implement but consider people and processes. Technology on its own will not get the job done. Hopefully, with proper planning, the change will be for the better.

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Kansas Heart Hospital declined to pay the second ransom, saying that would not be wise. Security experts, meanwhile, are warning that ransomware attacks will only get worse. Kansas Heart Hospital was the victim of a ransomware attack and after it paid the first one, attackers boldly demanded a second ransom to decrypt data.

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SAN DIEGO – Feb. 5, 2014 – Networld Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of value-added information technology solutions, today announced that VP and Principal Education Technology Consultant Darryl Vidal has co-authored a new book aimed at guiding K-12 education decision makers through the successful planning and implementation of technology strategies. The book, titled N3xt Practices: An Executive Guide for Education Decision Makers, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Its release marks a milestone in Networld Solutions’ continued efforts to foster the use of technology to advance education outcomes.

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To help better meet the needs of its SMB clients, San Diego-based Networld Solutions has rolled out a customizable managed service program to better serve its West Coast clients, the company announced Monday. The managed services rollout builds on the company's previous value-added services offering. It offers three different levels of service, ranging from support to client IT staff to fully outsourcing a client's IT needs. The company serves primarily the SMB, healthcare, K-12 education and enterprise markets. Clients can add on only those services they need and pay on a month-by-month basis. The flexibility is key for SMB clients, Networld Solutions Director of Technical Services Darryl Turner said, because they are only paying for what they need.

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SAN DIEGO – Jan. 7, 2013 – Networld Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of value-added information technology solutions, today announced new managed services designed to better and more cost-effectively meet the day-to-day IT needs of small to midsize businesses (SMBs). In addition, the company, which counts Rady Children’s Hospital and Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) among its key customers, launched a new website that underscores its IT expertise in healthcare and K-12 education, as well as its expanded focus on the SMB market.

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Take a closer look at how colleges are leveraging the power of the cloud.

EDTECH STAFF

Cloud is a catch-all term that refers to a variety of increasingly popular ways to implement software and technology services. The cloud metaphor has its roots in the image that engineers have historically used to depict data networks. That metaphor has been adapted to describe solutions that are accessed via a network rather than being tied to specific physical servers.

Generally speaking, organizations can make use of three types of cloud implementations: public, private and hybrid. Here's a brief explanation of each.

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Check out HIMMS News for the most up to date information about Healthcare Technology. HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization that is focuses on better health though IT all over the globe. They produce health IT though leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. They were founded in 1961, and now encompasses more than 52,000 individuals, of which more than two-thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 600 corporations and 250 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. Check out their website for continual updates and articles.

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[As stated by HealthIT.gov's website]

Q: Are there penalties for providers who don’t switch to electronic health records (EHR)?

A: If Medicare eligible professionals, or EPs, do not adopt and successfully demonstrate meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) technology by 2015, the EP’s Medicare physician fee schedule amount for covered professional services will be adjusted down by 1% each year. The adjustment schedule is as follows:

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An article written by EMR Mandate 2014 Deadline Penalty team, states that "EMR Mandate as concerning the vision of President Obama’s to transform all medical records in electronic based, is only about one year from now. Originally an initiative led by the medical record industry, electronic records systems has received a push from President Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan. The new legislation known as ARRA or The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains healthcare components that help with the adoption, development, and meaningful use of electronic medical record systems for all patients in 2014."

Starting in early January 2015, the HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) act has provided some penalties that could be considered a serious consequence to who not adopting an EMR. As you saw earlier, to get the applicable funding, health practitioners must understand and prove meaningful use of patient medical records and from the use of certified EHR technologies. This means that the EMR vendor selected by medical practitioners must be comply strictly with the rules set.

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Managing a fleet of tablets and education apps just got easier.

RICKY RIBEIRO

With its Chromebooks, Google has made serious inroads in the K–12 education market, and now the company is offering the same affordability, ease of use and rich digital-content ecosystem through its new tablets, which have been created with educators in mind.

Starting today, schools can use the new Nexus 7 in the classroom and access the thousands of education-certified apps in the new Google Play for Education store, says Rick Borovoy, product manager for Google Play for Education. The HP Slate 8 Pro and the ASUS Transformer Pad will also be available to schools early next year.

Why does education need technology specifically tuned for the K–12 environment? Because off-the-shelf consumer technology often comes up short.

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