Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
UN Studies Social Data For Global Pulse
United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
ICD-10 Delay: Organizations Prep For New Deadline
Healthcare organizations are taking advantage of the delay in a variety of ways, such as training more staff, improving documentation integrity, and conducting more robust testing, according to a survey.
23andme, FDA Walk Toward Reconciliation
Seven months after the FDA told the Google-backed 23andme to stop marketing health results to customers, the government agency agreed to accept the company's first premarket notification report.
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
Technology Declares War On Cancer
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Better Healthcare Through Analytics
Analytics can help healthcare providers reduce costs and save lives, say attendees of Crimson Clinical Advantage Summit 2014 -- but they must be implemented thoughtfully.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Security Buy
Hortonworks acquires startup XA Secure and will bring its Hadoop access, authorization, and audit policy layer into open-source.
Healthcare Dives Into Big Data
Healthcare organizations hope big data and analytics projects can help reduce costs and improve care. Consider these innovative examples.