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Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

Q&A: Meditech founder Pappalardo says invention was 'my overall destiny'

In a far-ranging conversation with Modern Healthcare reporter Joseph Conn, A. Neil Pappalardo discusses his Sicilian family influences and early education in upstate New York, his technical training at MIT, his passion for invention, and his goal of conveying ownership of Meditech to its employees.

Blog: Soon-Shiong's latest moonshot: the newspaper industry

Blog: Soon-Shiong's latest moonshot: the newspaper industry

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong's investment firm Nant Capital is committing $70.5 million to become the second-largest shareholder in Tribune Publishing Co., parent company of the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun and Chicago Tribune, among other titles.

Castlight shares jump after SAP takes stake

Shares of Castlight Health, which provides IT tools to help consumers make better decisions around cost and quality, gained more than 36% after technology company SAP made an $18 million cash investment in the company.

Athenahealth CFO resigns

Athenahealth CFO resigns

Kristi Matus, chief financial officer of Athenahealth, will be leaving her post at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

STD testing startup invokes wrath of the Muppets

STD testing startup invokes wrath of the Muppets

Mately, a startup that aims to make regular STD testing simpler for dating-app users and markets heavily to the gay community, set off a legal dustup when it decided to use a well-known couple in its advertising.

Ponemon survey finds only 'baby steps' in health data security

There's been no giant leap forward in terms of tightening data security, according to a new study. Healthcare organizations and the business associates they hire to install systems and devices that collect patient data are both pointing fingers when asked who's at fault for breaches.

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