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Facebook Adds Tor Support
News  |  10/31/2014
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
DoD EHR Contract: Open Source Vs. Commercial
News  |  10/31/2014
Pricewaterhouse Coopers and partner firms urge Department of Defense to consider open source VistA for EHR contract, vying against IBM/Epic and other commercial contenders.
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.
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
News  |  10/30/2014
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
ICD-10 Is Ready To Serve
Commentary  |  10/30/2014
ICD-10's benefits can be defined in just a few simple phrases. It's time to get on board.
Health IT Leader DeSalvo Takes Dual HHS Roles
News  |  10/29/2014
Karen DeSalvo will remain active on health IT issues while leading efforts on Ebola and other public health threats at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Real-Time Analytics Can Help Stop Ebola
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively.
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.
Is US Tech Policy Ready For A Zombie Apocalypse?
Commentary  |  10/29/2014
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
Healthcare IT Outsourcing Returns: Proceed With Care
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Healthcare providers are starting to consider outsourcing options again. Here are some areas where it can work -- and some to keep in-house.
Medifast Gains Fitbit Integration, Digital Weight Loss Tools
News  |  10/28/2014
Like Weight Watchers, Medifast adds digital tools, services for weight-loss clients.
Practice Fusion Optimizes New EHR For Tablets
News  |  10/28/2014
Practice Fusion, which offers free cloud-based EHR, creates new software that brings desktop power and features to iPads and Android tablets.
Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
News  |  10/28/2014
FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
Innovation Favors The Subversive Mind
Commentary  |  10/28/2014
Health IT leaders need a fearless, irreverent mindset to reinvent patient care.
Microsoft Office 365 Gets Unlimited Cloud Storage
News  |  10/27/2014
Microsoft ups the ante in the cloud storage wars, offering unlimited OneDrive storage along with Office apps for as little as $6.99 per month.
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.
DeSalvo Joins HHS In Fight Against Ebola
News  |  10/24/2014
Dept. of Health and Human Services taps ONC's Dr. Karen DeSalvo to help address Ebola and other public health concerns.
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.
A Serious Proposal For Healthcare IT Interoperability
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
The healthcare industry should give serious consideration to a ubiquitous, public, open approach to health information exchange based entirely on web standards.
Power To The Patient: How Hospitals Can Improve
Commentary  |  10/24/2014
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.
Ebola Misdiagnosis: Experts Examine EHR Lessons
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Putting fault aside, facts of the case align with a common pattern where the use of EHRs contributes to medical errors. What should this unusual case teach us about EHRs and routine?
Google Vs. Microsoft: Email Wars
Commentary  |  10/23/2014
Google's Inbox pushes its next-gen email concept at consumers. Microsoft's Delve is doing the same thing with business customers. Will it cause IT headaches when the services butt heads?
DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
News  |  10/23/2014
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Who Makes Your Health IT Decisions?
Commentary  |  10/21/2014
With the right IT governance, your organization can make better decisions about where to invest for more effective use of technology.
Health IT Interoperability Up To Market, Say Feds
News  |  10/21/2014
Jason Task Force co-chairs say government should exercise its regulatory powers only to guide process along.
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.
Ebola Outbreak A Test For Data Mining, Analytics
News  |  10/16/2014
Combining real-time and official data can offer new insights on disease progression, but reliability questions remain.
Concussion Tool: Digitized Mouthpiece Warns Athletes
News  |  10/16/2014
Sensor-equipped mouthpiece can detect worrisome hits to the head.
8 Germ Hotspots In The Office
Slideshows  |  10/16/2014
Cold and flu germs can lurk in unexpected places. Here are eight workplace hot zones to avoid.
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.
Busting The Myth Of Uncontrollable Healthcare Costs
Commentary  |  10/14/2014
Healthcare expenses are as manageable as any other business expense, with the right data.
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.
A Petri Dish For Healthcare Innovation
Commentary  |  10/13/2014
Peek inside the Innovation Lab's framework for healthcare pros and collaborate on disruptive ideas via the Innovation Centers Summit Workshop.
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