Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015

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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending July 31

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New York City Department of Homeless Services

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Pursuing IT Standardization and Consolidation: Insights from Dave Bowen, Director of Health Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
The provision of health services is a critical and significant mission within each branch of the U.S. Military, as well as an integral part of the U.S....

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Weekly Roundup July 31, 2015
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The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending...
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