Around New Jersey Roundup: Audible, NPower and AT&T, Comcast, Samsung

Audible gives 15,000 Newark high school students free memberships and Amazon Fire tablets. AT&T donates $30,000 to NPower for veteran tech education. Comcast will invest $13 million to expand its fiber network in New Jersey. Samsung names five N.J. schools as finalists in its Solve for Tomorrow contest.

Company Roundup: Vidyo, Verisk, Ameri100, Opengear

The Vidyo (Hackensack) board of directors has named Michael Patsalos-Fox chairman and CEO, effective immediately.  Verisk Analytics, a Jersey City data analytics provider, announced that Lee M. Shavel had been named executive vice president and CFO. Ameri100 (Princeton), also known as AMERI Holdings, an outsourced provider of IT services to SAP customers, raised $6.08 million. Networking company Opengear (Piscataway) announced in late November that it had appointed William Levering as CFO.

Electronic Health Records Bill Seeks To Protect Against Drug Diversion Concerns

Garden State lawmakers are seeking to ensure that new healthcare technologies can appropriately process - and protect - prescriptions for opioids and other controlled substances in an effort to reduce drug diversion and the potential for abuse. But the Senate health committee withheld action Monday on a Democratic proposal to strengthen how electronic health records address

NJ Tech Meetup Crosses Hudson for Conversation with James Altucher

For the first time in its 7 ½-year history, Aaron Price’s NJ Tech Meetup, in conjunction with Propelify, crossed the river to the New York City side of the Hudson, hosting its 90th monthly confab at Stand Up NY on Nov. 27.

Push to Bring Innovation to Healthcare Starts to Pay off

A growing number of New Jersey hospital systems are challenging the conventions that have restricted healthcare providers from developing innovative methods of delivering care in a quest to improve outcomes and save money in the process. One example is a simple idea with huge potential: a plastic box and labeling system designed to…

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