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Albany Medical Center was recently named one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the nation, according to Hospitals and Health Networks. It is one of 375 hospitals in the United States to receive the designation, which is awarded based on an annual survey of hospitals’ use of technology with regard to clinical patient safety and other areas of hospital management. As part of our regular look at technology in our region, WAMC’s Jessica Bloustein Marshall spoke with Albany Medical Center’s Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, George Hickman.

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Its tech galore on this edition of Vox Pop; it's the computer show with Tony Yang of Gig Computers, hosted by WAMC's Ray Graf.

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Cyber Monday is coming up, and computers and digital gadgets are likely to play a huge role in your holiday season this year. It’s the computer show on today’s Vox Pop, with Tony Yang of GIG Computers. WAMC’s Ray Graf hosts.

GE Healthcare is laying off about 10 percent of its approximately 500 employees at its Vermont operation in South Burlington.

But the company says it will try to find "alternate roles" for the workers.

GE Healthcare spokesman Benjamin Fox says the company needed to "make tough decisions in the current business climate."

Fox wouldn't say how many workers 10 percent represented, but the Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/ZBHr4W) is reporting the company had 527 workers last January.

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Massachusetts is going to offer a secure electronic data storage service for municipalities at a new facility in Springfield. Its part of an effort by the state to help communities with information technology needs.   WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports