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Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Juan Valencia, Principal Engineer, ShareThis
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Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
By Juan Valencia Principal Engineer, ShareThis, 12/18/2014
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Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Ed Featherston, Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting
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A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
By Ed Featherston Sr. Enterprise Architect & Director, Collaborative Consulting, 12/18/2014
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8 Technologies Changing Home Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Technologies such as sensors, GPS, and even senior-focused social networks can help seniors continue to live at home.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/18/2014
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Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/17/2014
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MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/16/2014
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Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Paul Cerrato,
Commentary
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
By Paul Cerrato , 12/16/2014
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Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 12/15/2014
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Blood Test Innovation: Less Cost, No Big Needle
Larry Stofko,
Commentary
Blood draw method that makes blood tests easier, less expensive, and more routine named a top healthcare technology innovation.
By Larry Stofko , 12/9/2014
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Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Steve Robinson, General manager, Cloud Platform Services, IBM Software Group
Commentary
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
By Steve Robinson General manager, Cloud Platform Services, IBM Software Group, 12/5/2014
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CDOs: Right For Healthcare C-Suite?
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
With the rise of data and the increasing importance of how it's handled, chief data officers have become a popular addition across industries. Healthcare organizations need CDOs just as much, say experts.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/2/2014
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Cloud Gains Traction In Healthcare
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Greater flexibility, access, and cost cutting prompt more healthcare organizations to adopt cloud technology.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 12/1/2014
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Silverton Banks On Analytics For Turnaround
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Oregon healthcare organization Silverton Health hopes sophisticated analytics can help it fight rising tide of patients who don't pay their bills.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/20/2014
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Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/20/2014
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Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 11/18/2014
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9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Joel Gurin, Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU
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Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
By Joel Gurin Senior Advisor, The Governance Lab, NYU, 11/18/2014
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How To Improve Hospital Emergency Department Communications
Matthew McKinley,  Vice President, Business Development
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For better patient outcomes, start by improving communications among staff members, departments, and patients.
By Matthew McKinley Vice President, Business Development, 11/17/2014
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InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
InformationWeek Staff,
News
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
By InformationWeek Staff , 11/14/2014
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EHR & Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Medical Errors
Mansur Hasib, Cybersecurity Professional, Author, and Speaker
Commentary
Electronic health records save lives by collecting patient data in one place. Artificial intelligence takes it a step further by calling on the expertise of multiple doctors.
By Mansur Hasib Cybersecurity Professional, Author, and Speaker, 11/11/2014
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Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
Henry Kenyon,
News
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
By Henry Kenyon , 11/11/2014
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IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 11/10/2014
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