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Baltimore mayor appoints two positions focused on technology

"I am not afraid to do the right thing over the popular thing," says Brandon Scott, Baltimore's new mayor. "This is about saving lives. Nothing more, nothing less." (AP File Photo)

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced the appointment of two new roles within his administration that will work within the realms of technology, digital equity and modernization: chief data officer and director of broadband and digital equity.  Justin Elszasz will become ...

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Finding unexpected success during COVID-19, a maid service dreams big

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One of the biggest challenges of running No More Dust Maid Services is not knowing exactly what the business might look like in a post-COVID world. What it looks like now involves deep cleanings of COVID-19 patients’ houses, arranged by ...

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Contending with the tech challenges imposed by telehealth

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As the pandemic arrived and we began shutting down about a year ago, the plodding shift toward using telemedicine already underway at many health care systems in the region and throughout the country advanced in an unprecedented way. Video visits ...

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Mental health providers increasingly tapping telehealth options

Dr. La Keita Carter, owner and CEO of Institute for HEALing, a private mental health practice in Owings Mills. The practice moved to 100% virtual visits last year during the COVID-19 pandemic which has been good for the practice and patients.

High on the list of the pandemic’s unending ill effects is worsening mental health. Social isolation, the loss of loved ones and, for many, loss of income have caused a spike in symptoms of depression and anxiety — difficulty sleeping, ...

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Belinda Stronach gains CEO title at The Stronach Group

Belinda Stronach will be CEO, president and chairman of The Stronach Group, which owns some of the most famous racetracks in the U.S., including Pimlico Race Course and

The Stronach Group, owners of both Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore and Laurel Park, Monday announced Belinda Stronach will become the company’s new chairman, president and CEO. She takes over for Alon Ossip, who stepped down as company CEO. Ossip ...

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For some, addiction treatment via telehealth more successful

Lara Dahl, director of family services for Ashley Addiction Treatment, said the facility had to pivot quickly to telehealth services, but it has allowed them to serve people around the world. (Submitted photo)

Founded in 1983 and based in Havre de Grace, the nonprofit Ashley Addiction Treatment offers the full range of addiction treatment services, from ambulatory detox services to 60- to 90-day extended care. The facility has treated more than 50,000 patients ...

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Gunman gets life for killing 3 in 2017 Harford workplace shooting

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BEL AIR — A Maryland man has been sentenced to three life terms for a 2017 workplace shooting in Harford County that killed three and left two others wounded. Harford County State’s Attorney Albert Peisinger announced the sentence Friday. He ...

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Report: DOJ investigating Visa over debit card business

FILE- In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for Visa appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  Visa is under investigation by the Department of Justice's antitrust division over whether the company pushes merchants into more expensive forms of debit card payments, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday, March 19, 2021. The investigation is focused on how merchants route debit card transactions when a consumer makes an online transaction, according to the Journal, which cited anonymous sources.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Visa is under investigation by the Department of Justice’s antitrust division over whether the company pushes merchants into more expensive forms of debit card payments, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The investigation is focused on how ...

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Telehealth allowed medical providers to pivot during pandemic

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Last March, regional health care providers had to shift a majority of their medical visits to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Every generation has a defining moment, and I think COVID has been the defining moment of ...

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3 MIC companies launch COVID-19 workplace safety monitoring system

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Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch Notify, a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 ...

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