How Google Flu Trends Blew It
Last year, Google Flu Trends made a mountain out of a molehill by overestimating the incidence of influenza. Blame the media.
When Smartphones Do Dumb Things
Mobile health apps are slowly revolutionizing patient care, but occasionally the revolution takes a left turn into lunacy and feeds a hypochondriac's worst fears.
Why HealthCare.gov Failed
Experts say a lack of consumer-centric development and user testing led to the disastrous rollout of the government's Obamacare portal.
Dictation Software Adoption On Rise
Speech recognition and dictation software could be poised to make big inroads in healthcare, says Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society report.
A Painless Path To CPOE?
Despite evidence that computerized provider order entry systems can improve patient care, many providers have resisted due to cost and tech concerns. New KLAS report suggests an easier route.
Google Glass Enters Operating Room
Google Glass prototype lets surgeons view vital signs on a head-mounted display while performing operations, but Phillips isn't promising a commercial product.
Big Data, Better Health Tracking
Merck partnership with Israeli health system is another promising step toward using big data to improve the understanding of medical treatment.
Dignity, Box Launch Health App Contest
Dignity Health, cloud vendor Box and venture capital firm seek cloud-based app that will encourage patients to take active part in their healthcare. Winner gets $100,000.