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Vermonters to join national protest to 'Kill the Bill, Don't Kill Us'

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 3:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Following the direct actions of June 28 and July 10, in which 140 Americans, including many with serious health conditions, were arrested in their senator’s DC offices for civil disobedience, still more constituents plan to flood Capitol Hill Wednesday to stop the repeal of the ACA. Organizers say Vermont residents will also participate in this latest oppostion to "repeal and replace" Obamacare.

Donovan declares DMV facial recognition program illegal, should remain suspended

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:52pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan has concluded that the Department of Motor Vehicle’s (“DMV”) facial recognition program is not fully compliant with Vermont law and should remain suspended unless or until the Vermont Legislature provides DMV with authorization to use biometric technology.

Phil Scott signs statement from bipartisan group of governors on US Senate health care bill

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:24pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, a bipartisan group of governors issued the following statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate health care bill. Vermont Governor Phil Scott was among the signatories. The governors are meeting in Providence for the annual National Governors Association Conference. A Senate plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act fell apart Monday night and some Republican senators have talked about simply repealing what has become known as Obamacare.

Rutland Regional Medical Center named a 'Most Wired Hospital for 2017'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:55pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Technology is making it easier for patients and providers to interact, thus improving communication, safety and patient-provider relationships. New tools are helping patients become more actively involved in their care and maintaining their health, according to results of the 19th Annual Health Care’s Most Wired survey, released by the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum.

Vermont part of $12 million CDC award to help states fight opioid overdose epidemic

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:34am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be awarding this week more than $12 million to 23 states and the District of Columbia to support their responses to the opioid overdose epidemic. The funds will be used to strengthen prevention efforts and better track of opioid-related overdoses. CDC expects to announce additional funding awards for state opioid overdose prevention programs later in the summer. Vermont will get $239,060.

High growth margins expected for Champlain College’s MS in accounting

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 10:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Champlain College Online, ranked among The U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for the Northern Region, today introduced its Master of Science degree in Accounting. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), global automation and talent shortages are top concerns faced by financial professionals.

Vermont one of nation's 'neurology deserts'

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 6:31am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine According to new data reported at the 2017 Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC 2017) in London, multiple regions of the United States have been revealed as neurology "deserts," including Vermont, due to a projected chronic shortage of neurologists, and a rapid rise in Alzheimer's disease and other dementia cases. The research further shows that, due to the projected burden, additional resources, training and education are necessary for primary care physicians and caregivers.

Attorney General TJ Donovan opposes FCC rollback of net neutrality protections

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 5:00am -- hannah@vermontb...

Vemont Business Magazine Attorney General TJ Donovan Monday joined with 12 other attorneys general to oppose a rollback of critical net neutrality protections by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In comments submitted to the FCC today, the attorneys general argue that the FCC must ensure open access to the internet and the continued equal access to all content providers, which can only be upheld through the principles of an open internet, or net neutrality.