News & Commentary
Content tagged with Healthcare posted in March 2013
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Nebula One Debuts: OpenStack As Hardware
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Until now, OpenStack has appeared in the marketplace as a set of components in major Linux distributions. The Nebula One hardware appliance aims to simplify private cloud.
Dell Latitude 10-ST2 Windows 8 Pro Tablet: the Good and the Bad
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
The Dell Latitude 10-ST2 is billed as a full Windows 8 Pro tablet and Microsoft Surface Pro competitor. Like Windows 8 itself, the product isn't completely baked yet.
Veterans Affairs BYOD Plans On Hold
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Department of Veterans Affairs will delay bring-your-own-device until it solves legal questions involving privacy with personal mobile devices used for work.
National Patient ID System: Debate Stoked
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Hoping to spark a national conversation on information exchange, a prominent health IT advocate has started a WhiteHouse.gov petition to have Congress lift ban on HHS national patient identification system.
Smartphone Battery Life: Back To The Future
Commentary  |  3/29/2013  | 
Three innovations could help you squeeze a full day's work out of your smartphone battery. Many of us haven't seen that since 2007.
HTC One 'Impossible To Repair' Says iFixit
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
HTC did such an incredible job piecing the One smartphone together that it is practically unrepairable, teardown outfit concludes.
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
News  |  3/29/2013  | 
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
UCSF Heart Disease Study To Use Mobile Apps
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
Health IT Priorities Put Regulations Before Innovation
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Implementing electronic records and meeting Meaningful Use rules are top of the list in our Health IT Priorities survey. Is there room for breakthrough technology?
Gmail Users Cut Off in Windows 8
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
The new Calendar and Contacts apps in Windows 8 will not synchronize with Google at all, and Google email is limited to IMAP from now on. Google users will probably have to use the browser versions because Google has no plans to write Windows 8 apps.
Cancer Researchers Mine Big Data To Individualize Treatment
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
CancerLinQ prototype from American Society of Clinical Oncology aggregates data from disparate EHRs to find the most effective therapy for a specific patient.
Federal CIO Announces PortfolioStat 2.0
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
PortfolioStat program outlines best practices for agencies to reduce IT spending.
Windows Blue's Got Me Down
Commentary  |  3/28/2013  | 
Microsoft has allowed that something called "Windows Blue" exists. Too bad the company seems hell-bent on taking Windows in the wrong direction.
Google Nexus 7, Take Two: What To Expect
Slideshows  |  3/28/2013  | 
Google watchers expect a new version of the 7-inch Nexus tablet to debut soon. Here's what it might look like.
British Video Game Sector Reboots
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
After four years of low scores, the games creation business is regaining strength thanks in part to lure of possible tax relief.
Texting While Driving: Teens Not Top Offenders
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
49% of commuters send text messages or emails when behind the wheel, compared to 43% of teenagers, says new report from AT&T.
City IT Can Sidestep Colocation Danger
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Colocation services, like cloud services, offer big benefits for cities, as long as performance levels and security are nailed in place.
BlackBerry Ships 1M Z10s
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
BlackBerry's Q4 earnings show the company eked out a slim profit as it shipped one million Z10 smartphones.
5 Underrated Healthcare Trends From A Top CIO
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center CIO Dan Drawbaugh shares his thoughts about what the next health IT opportunities will be.
Topol Gives Colbert a Dose of 'Destruction'
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Scripps cardiologist and noted proponent of wireless health technologies Eric Topol shows off gadgets to comedian's audience.
Flipboard Update Lets You Create Magazine
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
You too could become famous (or infamous) for publishing content created by other people.
Orion, Caradigm Team To Offer Accountable Care Product
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Mashup of Orion's HIE product with Caradigm's Intelligence Platform will feature health information exchange plus data aggregation, analytics and care management.
Tell Me Again: Why Rush Into Windows 8?
Commentary  |  3/27/2013  | 
Windows Blue might signal a bold new future for touch computing, but it doesn't exactly inspire a quick upgrade to Windows 8 for traditional users like me.
BMW Brings iPhone Apps To Dashboards
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Drivers of newer BMW and Mini Cooper cars will be able to access their iPhone's music apps from the dashboard.
BlackBerry Balance - The Real Reason To Buy It
Slideshows  |  3/27/2013  | 
The BlackBerry Z10 is a good phone, but it doesn't get really cool until you use it as both your work and personal phone. BlackBerry 10 has a series of features the company calls "BlackBerry Balance," to make both roles work well and to protect each from the other.
BlackBerry Says 80% Of BB10 Apps Are Native
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
BlackBerry says BB10 platform is gaining traction with developers and now has 100,000 apps, with only 1 in 5 an Android port.
Amazon CloudHSM Aims To Ease Security Worries
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Amazon Web Services adds security appliance to keep encryption keys out of common infrastructure, help public cloud users comply with strict compliance regulations.
Oracle Sparc T5 Can't Make Sun Rise
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Oracle says new Sparc servers beat IBM's Power line, but gains in a shrinking market aren't likely to stanch hardware losses.
EMC, VMware Prep Big Data Analytics Spinoff
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Pivotal unit, set to launch April 1, will integrate an unusual and powerful set of software components into a single big data platform.
MobilEcho Secures Corporate Docs For iOS Users
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Acronis file management tool now works with MobileIron AppConnect to lock down and improve access to corporate files for remote workers.
GDC: Facebook Insists Gaming Is Growing
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Facebook's gaming revenue may have disappointed in recent quarters, but the company says more people are playing and paying than ever before.
Is There A Viz Wall In Your Future?
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Some companies are installing visualization walls -- big banks of high-definition screens -- to see the big picture on their big data.
T-Mobile's iPhone 5 By The Numbers
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
T-Mobile will at long last offer the Apple iPhone, but does the carrier's new math add up?
Google Objects To 'Ungoogleable'
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Swedish Language Council removes word coined to describe a term that search engines can't find -- "ogooglebar" in Swedish -- after Google complains.
Yahoo Acquires Summly From U.K. Teen
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
In deal reported to be worth $30 million, 17-year-old mobile app developer Nick D'Aloisio will join Yahoo's London staff while he continues his secondary education.
T-Mobile Looks To Shake Up Industry
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
T-Mobile USA Tuesday officially launched its LTE 4G network and said it would drop device subsidies and finally offer the iPhone.
Android Malware Infects Activists' Phones
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Targeted, data-stealing attack launched via Tibetan activist's email account leads to Chinese server in Los Angeles, says Kaspersky Lab.
Allscripts Drops Suit Against NYC Public Health System
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
N.Y. health system disputed the claim that it will overpay for rival Epic Systems' electronic health record system.
Healthcare Workarounds Expose EHR Flaws
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Doctors and staff often fall back on paper documents to compensate for poorly designed electronic health record systems, says study.
8 Reasons Enterprise Architecture Programs Fail
Commentary  |  3/26/2013  | 
Successful enterprise architecture programs marshal the right people, support structures and approaches -- and dispense with the distractions.
Public Cloud Concerns Remain Strong: Survey
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Users still prefer private, but worries about public cloud security and integration may be unwarranted, finds Everest Group in report to be presented at Cloud Connect.
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
I love the keyboard and UI. But the BlackBerry Z10 is missing too many key apps -- and betting big on enterprise IT's approval.
Windows Blue: Demise Of The Desktop?
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this also foretell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
GDC: Aging Facebook Loses Gaming Luster
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Social gaming companies might find it hard to succeed on today's Facebook, says Game Developers Conference panel.
FDA To Track Illicit Product Trade Online
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
FDA will monitor 10,000 sites a year to uncover illegal marketing and selling of FDA-regulated products from drugs to tobacco.
Memphis DPW To Track Worker Locations Better
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
City will equip code enforcement officers, contractors with Samsung tablets running Xora software to keep them safer, more efficient on the job.
British Government's 'Digital By Default' Plans Challenged
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Drive to offer all government services via the Internet sparks Parliamentary fear that millions of non-Internet users will be left behind.
Turing's 'Universal Machine' Voted Top British Innovation
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Early sketch for a programmable computing device beats out DNA, the Mini motorcar and 97 other innovations of the past century.
Windows Blue/9: No Desktop? No Way!
Commentary  |  3/25/2013  | 
A leak of an allegedly major revision of Windows 8 hit the web last week. Microsoft's focus seems to be on developing the Metro interface, but will they ever actually remove the desktop? Absurd!The desktop is a major strength of Windows!
HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4: Launch Rivals
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
HTC delays U.S. launch of the One to late April, right when Samsung's Galaxy S 4 goes on sale. Can HTC's new marketing focus help the One stand out?
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