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Premier Analyzes Financial Impact of Opioid Overdoses on Hospitals; Roshni Ghosh Quoted

A new analysis by health care company Premier found that U.S. hospitals incur approximately $11.3B in total annual costs associated with patients who experienced opioid overdoses, constituting 1 percent of all hospital spending. Premier performed the opioid overdose analysis in October using a year’s worth of data from 647 health …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Considers Final ‘NEXT’ Satellite Launch an ‘Important Milestone’

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company considers the upcoming launch of the last and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites as “the most important milestone of all,” Via Satellite reported Thursday. The Iridium-8 mission is now scheduled to launch Tuesday, Jan. 8, aboard a SpaceX rocket from Vandenberg …

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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Federal Gov’t to Advance Data Management ‘At the Edge’ in 2019

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks, has predicted the federal government will implement this year a new policy to manage data “at the edge.” “Capturing data at the edge and being able to get [artificial intelligence and machine learning] faster with real-time capabilities and security is …

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