Ridiculous IT News: Fresh from Valley View
From Mitt Romney's use of Google+ hangouts to AT&T's slogan flip-flop, InformationWeek's Fritz Nelson shares his newest roundup of the funny and the ridiculous in tech news.
Urgent Care Centers Need Robust EMRs Too
Urgent care centers have lagged in adoption of electronic
medical records. But with most of the country's 9,000 centers planning expansions, need is growing, says KLAS report.
Samsung Galaxy Note: A Phone And Tablet In One
The Galaxy Note from Samsung, available in the U.S. only from AT&T, breaks new ground. It's not just a large phone with a big, beautiful screen like the Droid Razr. It adds a stylus that makes annotation and new application types possible.
Zynga Takes On Amazon In IaaS Game
Zynga will sell cloud infrastructure-as-a-service to other game makers who want a hosting platform. With this innovative play, Zynga just became Amazon's competitor.
American Well Revamps Telehealth Platform
Online Care 6.0 update adds conveniences for consumers and healthcare providers connecting outside the office; changes include support for smartphones and medical devices.
Many EHRs Not Ready For Meaningful Use
Study finds that only 11% of physicians have the technical capabilities to meet federal standards that define how an electronic health record system is to be used in a meaningful way.
So What Was Wrong With ICD-9?
As your IT team makes the transition to the ICD-10 medical coding system, doctors will insist that the older system worked just fine. Here's your comeback.
Finally, An iPad With A Keyboard!
If only iPads had keyboards, preferably built into a case. The ZAGGfolio Apple iPad 3 keyboard case is a good product, but iPad apps aren't designed to use a keyboard. Here's why.
CISPA Passes House: What's Next?
Cybersecurity information-sharing bill moves to the Senate, but civil liberty groups vow to continue fighting it tooth and nail.
Google Drive: Half-Baked Cloud, With Scary License
Google Drive is an improvement over Google Docs, but it's been released without many of the features that had promised to elevate it above other free consumer cloud services such as Dropbox. Further, this Google service attempts to create a new relationship with users, one that could threaten your privacy.
The Google Phone That Never Was
Evidence at the Oracle v. Google trial reveals what the original Google Phone prototype looked like, before Apple's iPhone moved the goal posts. Related Android revenue information is also enlightening.
LinkedIn iPad App: Plenty To Like
LinkedIn's new application for the Apple iPad serves as a hub for
business connections, news, and social networking in one slick, though not perfect, package.
NYC's New CIO Has Dual Role
Mayor Bloomberg adds "innovation" to the job of the city's top tech executive, but project management remains a priority.
The Great ICD-10 Debate: Healthcare Coding Transforms
Healthcare's move to ICD-10, an updated set of diagnosis and inpatient procedure codes, will affect everything from billing systems to medical records. After several delays, debate still rages on how to time the transition.
Apple CEO: Hybrid Tablets Doomed
Without naming rival Windows 8 tablets specifically, Tim Cook says convertible laptop-tablet systems are kludgy compromises
that will please no one. Microsoft and its tablet partners disagree.
Asteroid Mining Plan Revealed
Planetary Resources, a new company with backers including current and past Microsoft and Google execs, shared its strategy to create a new industry in mining asteroids.
Banks May Not Be Able to Resist BYOD
Despite security concerns, employee demands and the productivity gains powered by bring-your-own-device initiatives are forcing banks to embrace BYOD, including iPads.