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Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
Apple WatchKit: 6 Facts
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Apple's WatchKit, the initial software development framework for the Apple Watch, is focused on ways to present data from iPhones.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
InformationWeek 2014 Healthcare IT Priorities Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/14/2014  | 
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Virtualization Delivers For Children's Miracle Network
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal.
SAP IoT Apps Tap Sensor Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP's new IoT family captures data from sensors, including Samsung smartphones and wearables, to power Internet-of-Things, industry-specific apps.
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Slideshows  |  11/10/2014  | 
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
Telepsychiatry Brings Help To Remote Patients
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Telehealth technology, now being using by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, enables mental health professionals to treat patients regardless of location.
Digitizing Healthcare On The State Level
Commentary  |  11/7/2014  | 
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Jawbone's 2 New Fitness Trackers
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Jawbone takes on Nike and Fitbit with entry-level Up Move and sensor-laden Up3 fitness trackers.
8 Innovative Health IT Startups
Slideshows  |  11/5/2014  | 
Investors keep pouring money into health IT startups, and that's good news for patients set to benefit from time- and life-saving inventions.
Healthcare Entrepreneurs: What's Your 50+ Strategy?
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to cater to the growing marketplace of aging Americans, particularly in healthcare.
Human API CEO On Unifying Health Data
Commentary  |  11/5/2014  | 
Andrei Pop, CEO of health data platform firm Human API, discusses how web APIs can unite scattered health records.
Nixie Nabs Intel Wearable Prize
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
Health Wearables Going Big In 2015; Questions Loom
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
Tired of your uber-healthy co-workers crowing about their calorie intake and steps at the office? A new wave of health wearables might make you feel better -- if companies can clear the regulatory hurdles.
3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Here's advice on how to overcome these challenges, as we increasingly rely on voice to interact with connected, smart devices.
Crowdsourcing Helps Patients, Doctors Speak The Same Language
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Technology helps healthcare providers break down language barriers, reduce costs, and improve efficiency.
Healthcare IT: User Empathy Comes First
Commentary  |  10/31/2014  | 
Health IT professionals need to fully understand the needs of clinicians and end-users in order to design software that truly works.
Google Developing Disease Detection Pill
News  |  10/29/2014  | 
Google X scientists hope to create a pill laden with nanoparticles to non-invasively identify diseases like cancer.
Medifast Gains Fitbit Integration, Digital Weight Loss Tools
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
Like Weight Watchers, Medifast adds digital tools, services for weight-loss clients.
Fitbit Takes On Apple With New Wearables
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Fitness device market leader preps a smartwatch and two new fitness trackers in a preemptive strike against challenger Apple.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
Ebola: 10 Tech Responses To Deadly Disease
Slideshows  |  10/24/2014  | 
Tech companies are addressing the Ebola scare by offering everything from germ-zapping robots to Ebola tracking apps.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Can IoT Slash Healthcare Costs?
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
The Internet of Things in healthcare -- a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients -- has the power to drastically cut waste and save lives, says panel.
NASA Spinoffs: 6 Innovations In Health & Medicine
Slideshows  |  10/22/2014  | 
From solar-powered refrigerators that store vaccines to handheld diagnostic devices -- these technologies were originally developed for NASA missions and were later commercialized to make life better on Earth.
Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
Shellshock & Why EHRs Need Updating
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.
Magic Leap Lands Google Funds
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
Virtual reality startup collects $542 million in first round of financing, plans to create images in the air similar to R2D2's projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars.
Remaking Healthcare To Improve The Patient Experience
Commentary  |  10/21/2014  | 
Technology must help, not hinder, the connection between patients and healthcare providers.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
How Johns Hopkins Delivers Coordinated Care
Commentary  |  10/16/2014  | 
Johns Hopkins Community Health Partnership uses Salesforce.com CRM to deliver a coordinated care model that engages an entire community for better health.
Concussion Tool: Digitized Mouthpiece Warns Athletes
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Sensor-equipped mouthpiece can detect worrisome hits to the head.
4 Healthcare IT Lessons From Dreamforce 2014
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, and data analytics firms explore innovative ways to engage patients.
10 Robots Changing The World
Slideshows  |  10/15/2014  | 
Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.
9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
Google Adds Chat Help For Tech Support
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Google addresses the IT gap among its small business customers by expanding Google for Work support options.
Mend The Broken Doctor-Patient Relationship
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
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