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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Little-used federal program could help low-income Idaho credit unions expand (access required)

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Most of Idaho’s credit unions are eligible for a program to give them access to secondary capital for expansion, but only a few are trying to take advantage of it. Administered by the National Credit Union Association, the program allows ...

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Health providers struggle with electronic health records interoperability (access required)

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Doctors’ handwriting is notoriously challenging, but it turns out electronic health records (EHR) are no panacea either, especially when trying to interoperate between two different medical providers, according to IT experts. Many medical providers have moved to EHR, but each ...

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Kount lets merchants be less picky about fraud detection (access required)

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Kount Inc. has announced a new version of its fraud detection software that can be configured to be less stringent on fraud prevention. While this might seem counterintuitive, there are business reasons behind it. Kount’s software, Kount Complete, detects potential ...

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