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Google Plans To Encrypt Android Data By Default
News  |  9/20/2014  | 
After Apple CEO Tim Cook talks up iOS8 data security, Google says the next version of Android will shield data on devices more effectively.
Will Social Media Revolutionize Healthcare?
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
Without a doubt. In fact, several medical providers and IT vendors are plowing ahead already.
Twilio Says MMS Ready For Spotlight
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Twilio says cloud-based MMS means companies deploying apps can now include MMS messaging more affordably and easily.
Apple CEO: We Don't Covet Your Data
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Apple CEO Tim Cook highlights the company's commitment to privacy in an open letter.
Android Wear to Beat Apple Watch?
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Smartwatches have a bright future, thanks in part to excitement about Apple Watch -- but mostly due to upcoming low-cost Android Wear devices, says Gartner study.
EHR Success: 4 Change Management Process Tips
Commentary  |  9/18/2014  | 
Implementing a successful EHR system depends on first developing an efficient change management plan. Here's how to do it.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
Meet Misfit's $50 Fitness Tracker
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Misfit Wearables unveils $50 Flash, setting a new low price for fitness trackers.
Health IT Early Mover Advantage Examined
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
Early technology adopters have higher growth rates than healthcare organizations that hold back on health IT, says Harvard Business Review/Verizon study.
HIPAA Violations: Don't Be A Headline
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
No HIPAA violation case has ever gone to court, for interesting reasons. Here's advice on avoiding violations in the first place.
Personalized Medicine Rests On Cloud At H.D. Smith
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
As-a-service infrastructure, apps enable healthcare distributor to focus more on core business innovations, says H.D. Smith CIO David Guzman.
Simplify HIPAA, Devs Tell DC
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
App developer association ACT teams with AirStrip and other mobile app companies to ask for simpler, updated Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act rules governing app development.
Text-To-Speech Apps Aid Students With Dyslexia
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
Voxdox, a text-to-speech app, aims to help children and adults with learning disabilities such as dyslexia or alexia.
How Electronic Health Records Can Improve Outcomes
Commentary  |  9/16/2014  | 
EHRs must do much more than simply replace paper charts. By enhancing them with personal health record features, we can create a new tool that deepens patient engagement.
Google Android One: India Play
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Initiative to make Android matter in emerging markets brings its first low-cost phones to India.
3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
Google Makes Apps More Accessible
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
Improved support for screen readers makes Google Apps more inviting to the blind.
Mental Health Tools: From Office To Pocket
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014  | 
Mobile apps and telehealth will never replace in-person treatment, but new tech tools can help millions who suffer from mental health conditions. Consider these apps and services.
Apple's Next Chapter: 10 Key Issues
Slideshows  |  9/11/2014  | 
Apple is ready to enter the wearables market, but current technology only gets the company halfway there.
IT-Enhanced Care Coordination Really Works
Commentary  |  9/11/2014  | 
The fact that it doesn't always cut costs shouldn't stop healthcare providers from pushing ahead.
ONC Releases Final EHR Guidelines
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT abandons voluntary 2015 criteria and instead adds flexibility to 2014 EHR certification criteria.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Apple Watch: Useless Beauty, Brilliant Engineering
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Apple's entry into the wearable market both disappoints and delights. But the Apple watch will breathe life into the entire wearable industry.
Apple iPhone 6, Apple Watch: What's Missing
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Apple did many things right with its new iPhone and Watch hardware, but left a few key technologies out of the mix.
#Ebola Lessons: How Social Media Gets Infected
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
Social networks can be both hero and villain during disease outbreaks and other public panics.
Blinders For Google Glass
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Cyborg Unplug promises to boot Google Glass and other surveillance devices from local networks.
Who Owns EHR Data?
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
The owners of electronic health records aren't necessarily the patients. How much control should patients have?
Health IT Interoperability Requires Industry Collaboration
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
For data and systems interoperability to become widespread, both government and private stakeholders must clear roadblocks.
Aging Of America: Internet To The Rescue
Commentary  |  9/9/2014  | 
We're running out of money, not technology solutions.
Apple To Dominate Wearables Through 2016: Forrester
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Forrester Research sees Apple's rumored iWatch as a boon for marketers.
VA: Mobile Is 'Value-Added' To Health Programs
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Agency uses mobile apps and other initiatives to connect veterans and clinicians to medical services and data.
Healthcare IT: Stop Sending PCs To Landfills
Commentary  |  9/8/2014  | 
Stand up and say it with me: "It's not OK that my apps and data aren't everywhere I go, on every device I use."
Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
HealthCare.gov Breach: The Ripple Effect
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
Hackers breached a HealthCare.gov test server, reportedly affecting no records, but the repercussions could spread across many medical organizations.
Apple iPhone:12 Pivotal Moments
News  |  9/6/2014  | 
With Apple expected to announce iPhone 6 on September 9, 2014, we look back at some key milestones in iPhone history.
Healthcare Storage Makeovers: Execs Share Secrets
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Overhauling their picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and virtualization environments helped these healthcare execs stem user complaints and save their organizations money.
Humana's LeClaire: The Quantifiable CIO
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Humana CIO Brian LeClaire loves his Fitbit at home -- and leans heavily on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics at work.
Personal Healthcare: Big Data Great, Small Data Better
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Big data holds unlimited promise in healthcare, but first we must make small data seamless, simple, and inexpensive.
Analytics Fights Fraud In Government Benefits Programs
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Right combination of data analytics can help agencies weed out identity thieves and fraudsters.
Why The Industrial IoT Must Be Mobile
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
The Internet of Things demands reliable connectivity, yet standards are up in the air. Here's what that means for your strategy.
Box Reshapes Itself As Platform
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
To survive the cloud storage wars, Box has reshaped itself as a platform.
6 Ways To Lose The Tech 20
Slideshows  |  9/4/2014  | 
Succumbed to the freshman 15's sequel? It's time to drop the Red Bull and Doritos and get a move on.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
Google Enterprise Rebranded 'Google For Work'
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Name change aims to better reflect Google's business customers and shift focus from the term 'enterprise.'
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Seattle Children's Hospital CIO: Donít Call Me Superman
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Seattle Children's SVP/CIO Wes Wright says IT needs more Clark Kents and fewer Supermans to get real work done.
Google Tests Delivery Drones
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Google joins Amazon in testing delivery drones outside the US, where regulations are less burdensome.
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
UPMC CIO Dan Drawbaugh Moves On
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Drawbaugh, whose inventive approach to healthcare IT and revenue creation earned UPMC a No. 1 ranking in the 2013 InformationWeek 500, is leaving his role after 18 years.
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