Online Medical Consults Save Money, Study Says
Study finds good outcomes, high patient satisfaction and average savings of $88 per case with use of Minnesota telehealth service for common ailments. State laws prevent wide expansion.
Feds Update Flu Apps
Centers for Disease Control have updated their two flu apps -- FluView and CDC Influenza -- for the busy flu season.
Could X-rays Be New Route To U.K. EHRs?
As British health leaders face demands for greater use of IT to improve patient care, vendor-neutral archive (VNA) technology shows promise in providing the groundwork for a national EHR.
FCC Spectrum Plan is Telco Carrier Nightmare
AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint are no doubt concerned about the FCC's plan to open up high-quality RF spectrum for free Internet access, but they shouldn't be too worried. Too many factors weigh against such spectrum resulting in actual free Internet access for the public.
Obama Urged to Mandate Medical Error Reporting
Ex-Bush Treasury secretary and Alcoa chief Paul O'Neill says
president should use upcoming State of the Union address to call for hospitals to submit daily online report of all accidents, infections and medication errors.
Surface Pro In Stores
The official rollout isn't until later this week, but the Surface Pro is starting to show up in stores, online and brick&mortar.
Google Pays For Peace In Europe
Google tries to escape burdensome regulatory sanctions and taxes with a proposal to resolve antitrust concerns and a payment to benefit French publishers.
Take BlackBerry 10 Seriously For Business
Too many people won't give BlackBerry 10 a fair chance because they're emotionally invested in other platforms, probably the iPhone. Those people are doing themselves and their companies a disservice. Observed dispassionately, BlackBerry 10 appears to be a compelling phone platform for business users, and if BlackBerry has earned anything over the years, it's the right to be taken seriously in meeting business needs.
Samsung Galaxy S IV: What To Expect
Samsung's Galaxy S phones have become the closest thing to the mythical "iPhone killer" of Android fans' dreams. Here's a look at the next version's likely features.