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Content tagged with Analytics posted in November 2013
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In Healthcare, Time To Free The Data
Commentary  |  11/27/2013  | 
To justify optimism about healthcare IT, we need to free the data tied up in electronic health records -- and it is happening.
Send ECGs Via Smartphone? AliveCor Says Yes
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Mobile heart monitor company teams with telemedicine firm to offer patients ECG analysis via smartphone.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Hospitals Urged To Report Quality Electronically In 2014
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Online reporting is not yet mandatory, but Advisory Board consultants suggest hospitals get prepared.
Consumer Privacy Protections Need Review, GAO Tells Congress
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
A congressional research report concludes that the patchwork of consumer privacy laws needs national review to reflect the increasing industry use of consumer information.
IBM Watson: First Medical School, Now An App Ecosystem
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Going far beyond Jeopardy, IBM's favorite child is rounding up friends to make intelligent apps proliferate, in healthcare and other fields.
Patient Portals Aren't Very Patient Centric
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
It's time to put some excitement and creativity into e-patient education.
Better Balance Needed Between Patient Privacy, Data Sharing
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
The need for more open sharing of medical data is particularly acute in times of crisis.
Population Health Management Doesn't Measure Up
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Health IT research firm KLAS says PHM is a diverse, fast-growing market, but available products don't meet healthcare providers' needs.
Kaiser Shifts To Preventive Care In Mobile Apps
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Kaiser executives highlight potential for interactive, preventive care through a new generation of mobile apps -- but how to get patients to opt in?
Patient Satisfaction, Medical Outcomes Must Go Together
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Beyond keeping patients well, today's healthcare providers must keep them happy.
Where Is Enterprise Architecture In Healthcare?
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Implementing healthcare technologies is just the beginning. We need to plan how they will fit together.
Cyber Insecurity: When Contractors Are Weak Link
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Government and defense contractors play a crucial role in protecting sensitive information. But the evidence suggests they are losing the battle.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
R.I.'s Direct Approach To Health Information Exchange
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
CIO Gary Christensen saw that if doctors could exchange records directly, the state's centralized HIE would also benefit.
Healthcare IT Leadership: Boiling The Frog
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Is the job of the CIO becoming an impossible one?
The Golden Age of Health Informatics?
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
Despite unsolved problems, healthcare IT has made great strides.
Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush's Quest: A Healthcare Internet
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Experiences as Army medic, ambulance driver, and failed healthcare practice manager gave Bush the idea for a new way of structuring healthcare.
Athenahealth: The Other Side Of The Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Athenahealth offers cloud software, but to call it a healthcare cloud software company misses the point.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round 2
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
The White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics, and more.
Sloppy Handling Of Patient Data Always A Danger
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
HIPAA compliance can be a headache, especially when patient data falls through the cracks.
EHR Adoption A Struggle For Rural Hospitals
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Meaningful Use requirements have widened the digital divide between metropolitan and rural hospitals.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
HealthCare.gov: Biggest Security Risks Yet To Come
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Push to fix Healthcare.gov by the end of November might create more problems, says security expert.
Barriers To Telemedicine Slowly Crumble
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A few courageous providers and insurers are seeing the value of treating patients in cyberspace. We need more risk takers.
Cloud Services May Replace EHR Portals
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
EHR integration with Box suggests a trend: cloud services for care coordination and one-stop patient record access.
Telemedicine Transforms Rural Care
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Telemedicine is a useful tool for anyone, but it's vital in a rural setting.
Free EHR Helps Practice Fusion Grow
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
Practice Fusion CEO Ryan Howard wants doctors to know they don't have to pay for the privilege of adopting electronic health records.
iPhone & Cloud: Disaster Preparedness In Hand
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
For the paperless, cloud-connected medical office, backup Internet access is essential.
Surgical Robots: Look Who's Coming To The OR
Slideshows  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci system dominates the field, but it doesn't have a lock on innovation. Take a look at present and future surgical robots.
Mobile Transforms IT's Role: What's Next?
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Mobile devices have reshaped the employee-IT relationship and how we work with tools like Google Docs. Brace yourself for big changes over the next five years.
The Mismatch Between Healthcare Software, Healthcare People
Commentary  |  11/14/2013  | 
The workflow built into healthcare software must make processes better and not worse.
Google Wins Book Scanning Case
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Authors Guild's claim of copyright infringement gets shot down in a surprise ruling.
Google Now Update Improves Voice Commands
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Google's personal assistant software gets upgraded to better manage owners' lives and understand natural language requests.
IEEE, Continua Collaborate For Device Interoperability
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
IEEE Standards Association and Continua Health Alliance team to help home-monitoring devices and mobile health apps communicate more easily with healthcare providers.
Isis Launches Mobile Payments Venture
News  |  11/14/2013  | 
Android smartphones owners can now pay for goods and services by tapping their device to Isis terminals at 1.3 million locations nationwide.
Google Brings Portable Native Client To Chrome
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Developers can now compile native C and C++ code to run in Chrome across different hardware architectures.
Motorola's Moto G Targets Emerging Markets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Motorola thinks the Moto G can win over smartphone buyers who want more performance at a lower price point.
IBM To Buy Fiberlink For Mobile Management
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
IBM is set to expand its BYOD capabilities through a deal for Fiberlink, a cloud-based mobile-management and security services provider.
Google Pushes Android KitKat To Nexus Tablets
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets will be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat in the coming days.
Pivotal Launches Cloud App Development Platform
News  |  11/13/2013  | 
Pivotal One Platform, based on VMware's open source Cloud Foundry, comes with four application services on top.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round Two
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics and more.
Feds Praise Open Data Health Cloud Launch
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Taking advantage of more-open data standards in other countries, MedRed BT Health Cloud will provide public access to aggregated population health data.
Server Innovation Moves Slowly
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Companies may be planning big data and Internet of things strategies, but they aren't buying the next-gen hardware to support them.
Google Glass Plans To Play Music
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Google Glass will soon be able to access Google Play Music.
Dr. Dobb's Annual Developer Salary Survey 2013
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Salaries for software developers are on the rise, driven by the proliferation of mobile startups. Will the trend continue?
Android Wins 81% Of Smartphone Market
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Apple's marketshare slips, Microsoft sees gains, and BlackBerry sales reach catastrophic lows.
Retina iPad Mini Launches, Supplies Limited
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Apple made the iPad Mini with Retina Display available on its website. The pixel-rich tablet starts at $399.
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