The health care system should make sure the data being generated by medical research is better integrated and shared, develop better cures, and get information to patients sooner, according to President Barack Obama.

The third largest cloud computing company in the world, OVH, will be investing $47 million to establish its first U.S. data center, and North American headquarters, in Fauquier County, Va.






Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced a $1.5 million grant to the Ben Franklin TechVentures (BFTV) technology incubator/post-incubator facility.






Chris Buse, the state of Minnesota’s first chief information security officer (CISO), was named Public Sector Visionary of the Year at the Cyber Security Summit.






Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announced it is helping develop new genetic sequencing platforms to help curb the spread of influenza and antibiotic-resistant infections.






Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram provided access to data for Geofeedia, which then gave law enforcement the location data in order to monitor protesters in Oakland and Baltimore, according to a blog post published by the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.






The University of California and UnitedHealth Group have joined into a 10-year partnership to transition California to a value-based healthcare system and improving patient care across the board.






The Florida Supreme Court adopted new amendments to the rules regulating the Florida Bar which will require Florida attorneys to take a minimum of three hours of technology-focused CLE courses during a three year period.






The city of Atlanta is one of 60 partners joining the Department of Energy’s Better Communities Alliance and is committed to delivering energy efficient and sustainable solutions.






Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT gave $1.5 million to seven recipients of two Cooperative Agreement programs–the High Impact Pilot and Standards Exploration Award–to improve patient information sharing.






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