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Navy Tests Swarming Autonomous Boats
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Navy sees "robot boats" as a way to better protect service members, improve defense capabilities, and cut costs.
Inside A HIPAA Breach
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
A business associate's breach has a serious ripple effect on one small healthcare provider.
A Drone To Watch Over Me
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
The Nixie wearable drone aims to turn selfies to stalkies.
Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good Vs. Privacy
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Big data's role in healthcare could be hindered by government privacy regulations such as HIPAA, say experts at the Body Computing Conference. Who should own health data?
Facebook Health? Thumbs Down
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
Facebook may be eyeing the healthcare space to create new communities and apps. Given Facebook's privacy history, users will be wary.
Marriott Pays $600,000 For Jamming WiFi Hotspots
News  |  10/4/2014  | 
Marriott International has agreed to settle an FCC complaint regarding blockage of guests' WiFi hotspots.
Texas Hospital Blames EHR For Ebola Mishandling
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas cites lack of interoperability between nurse and physician workflows as reason Ebola patient was sent home.
Healthcare Optimization Requires Better Data
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Existing clinical data does not tell us who needs access to what care and when. Solving that mystery is where we'll see real savings.
FDA Delivers Medical Device Security Guidelines
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
As the FDA attempts to bolster the security of medical devices, some experts warn that guidance is too little, too late.
Ad Haters: The Backlash Against Google And Facebook
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Social network Ello is capitalizing on discontent with online advertising.
Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
Government Toils To Create Big Data Infrastructure
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
ICD-10 Survey: Procrastination Rules
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Without deadline pressure, ICD-10 progress has halted, says Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange study. Is anyone really surprised?
Walgreens, WebMD Partner On Wellness Coaching
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Two healthcare companies team up to create a consumer-friendly health resource.
From EHR To Healthcare App Platform
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
As part of his "Free the Data" series, Georgia Tech's Mark Braunstein interviews Josh Mandel, architect of the SMART Platform.
Businesses Gain From Internet Fast Lanes
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Don't socialize the Internet; embrace pay-to-play.
Robots Confront Safety Standards
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
An emerging crop of industrial robots promise to be user-friendly tools for novice users in a wide variety of small companies, but they might be held back by safety standards, experts say.
Eliminate The Waiting Room
News  |  10/1/2014  | 
As healthcare providers remodel the waiting room with virtual queues and better intake methods, patients get care faster and with fewer frustrations.
Health IT: Friend To Emerging Medical Technology Companies
Commentary  |  10/1/2014  | 
Medical technology companies can fill the gap between hospitals, physicians, insurers, and manufacturers to improve the customer experience during this time of regulatory turmoil.
25 Years Of Health IT: Highs & Lows
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
IT has transformed the business of healthcare over the past quarter century. Take a look at some of the major consequences -- good and bad -- of health IT's growth.
3 Reasons CIOs Must Lose Hiring Perfection Goggles
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Got open IT job slots? Holding out for Mr. or Ms. Absolutely, Completely, Utterly Right is likely to backfire. Here's how to get real and get hiring.
Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
FDA Pushes To Improve Medical Device Security
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Cyber attacks pose a grave threat to the integrity of healthcare services, agency says.
Shellshock's Threat To Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/29/2014  | 
The Bash bug is everywhere, including in medical devices. The industry must be better prepared to protect itself and patients.
Health IT's Future: 9 Issues To Watch
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Expect the pace of innovation to pick up as healthcare providers increasingly leverage IT to improve patient care, make competitive gains, and save costs.
25 Years Of Health IT: A Complicated Journey
Slideshows  |  9/29/2014  | 
Policy changes and consumer pressures have spurred huge changes in health IT. Take a look back at how we got here -- and where we're going.
Shellshock Bug: 6 Key Facts
News  |  9/27/2014  | 
The Shellshock bug could do more damage than the recent Heartbleed bug. Here's what you need to know.
iOS In-App Browsing Poses Security Risk
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
iOS developer warns that browser windows invoked within third-party apps allow information theft.
Maryland Police Boats Get Live Video Streaming
News  |  9/26/2014  | 
High-speed wireless broadband network lets patrol boats on Chesapeake Bay send live streaming video to officers on shore to monitor real-time routine or crisis situations.
Care Management, Customer Service Must Converge
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
By knowing patients better, healthcare organizations can make them healthier while also making them better customers.
Will Electronic Health Records Ever Be Usable?
Commentary  |  9/26/2014  | 
AMA attempts to address the frustration EHRs create, especially for doctors and other healthcare workers.
Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
Quantified Self Should Be About Health, Not Ego
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Silicon Valley is obsessed with data collection, including personal data. But for health and fitness monitoring technologies, the real goal must be meaningful health results.
VA Implements Waiting Room 'Smart Chairs'
News  |  9/25/2014  | 
The Department of Veterans Affairs installs Vecna's kiosk-based Vitals Chair at some facilities, aims to give patients more control and insight into their healthcare while streamlining practitioner workloads.
Mobile Healthcare Tools Empower Consumers
Commentary  |  9/25/2014  | 
Mobile apps such as online comparison tools help consumers make informed healthcare decisions.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
ADP CIO Pursues Passion, Lands COO Role
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
Who Will Be The Netflix Of Healthcare?
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Healthcare disruption is real, the MediFuture event showed. How you react determines whether it's a threat or an opportunity.
Building Mobile Developer Skill Sets: 4 Tips
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
As more companies become mobile app developers for the first time, here's advice on managing two big challenges.
Healthcare Needs Cyber Security Leadership & Governance
Commentary  |  9/23/2014  | 
Cyber security breaches point to a bigger problem than inadequate security technology or processes. They point to failed leadership and governance strategies.
Is Your Healthcare IT Governance Keeping Up?
Commentary  |  9/22/2014  | 
Some healthcare organizations struggle with ineffective steering committees, budgets that slash critical IT support, and disengaged users. Is yours one of them?
Weight Watchers Pursues Image Makeover
News  |  9/22/2014  | 
After four successive quarters of loss, Weight Watchers asks CTO Dan Crowe to transform the company into a sleek, digital mobile health-app startup.
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.
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