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Here are the Buffalo, NY Top IT News Stories of the Week (Sept. 18th) as based on the story’s likes, shares, and interactions from our social media sites. The content provided is mainly for Buffalo-Based IT Professionals to help keep them informed as they continue to impact and grow Buffalo’s tech reputation. We provide IT Recruiting and Business Tech Support for businesses in the Buffalo area.

Cuba Memorial Hospital prepares to invest $2 million for IT

Cuba Memorial Hospital is putting state funds to work to update its health information technology system. The hospital is investing $2 million to replace its McKesson Paragon electronic health records system with a Meditech system to align with Kaleida Health and the Upper Allegheny Health System. Participating hospitals are moving to a region-wide IT platform to better implement affiliation efforts and Medicaid reform initiatives through the state’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP). According to plans filed with the state…Read More

25 Cities Where Pay Goes Furthest

Everyone wants to make a great living. But where you live is directly tied to how much you earn, take home and save. Where does your pay really go furthest? There are several ways to approach calculating and comparing your pay against cost of living, but for the purposes of this report, we’ll highlight the top cities by comparing a city’s median base salary to its median home value. Why? Because housing (mortgage or rent) is the biggest expenditure for people across all U.S. cities, according to figures from the federal government. Read More

H-1B bill advances in House – as does anxiety about it

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on H-1B legislation aimed at closing a loophole that has made it inexpensive to replace U.S. workers with visa holders. But the bill, introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), is worrisome, as well. It may do little to protect U.S. workers from displacement, say critics, who fear the legislation — if approved — could be used as a cudgel against more comprehensive H-1B reforms. The “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act,” (HR 5801) is intended to tighten, but not eliminate, a 1998 loophole in the law. Read More

Controversial H-1B bill pulled from House committee

The House Judiciary Committee’s vote on the “Protect and Grow American Jobs Act,” the latest bill purporting to address problems with the H-1B visa program was pulled from the schedule late on Tuesday. Introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Scott Peters (D-Calif.) over the summer, the bill is intended to “close a major loophole” in the non-immigrant visa program which both Indian and U.S. IT services firms use to bring foreign born technology professionals stateside to work. Under the current H-1B visa rules, so-called H-1B dependent firms…Read More

Clinton dodges H-1B question, but Trump wants changes

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded to series of questions about science policy, including two questions on immigration. What the answers reveal is this: Clinton and Trump are as divided as night and day on H-1B reforms. Trump supports reform and U.S. worker protections; Clinton simply avoided answering the question. But both candidates support the idea of making it possible for foreign students who graduate from U.S. schools to remain in this country. The only difference is that Clinton outlines a way to accomplish this policy objective, and Trump does not. Read More

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