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Content tagged with Healthcare posted in September 2015
ICD-10: The Big Healthcare IT Change You Didn't Expect
Commentary  |  9/30/2015
Updated medical classifications for billing purposes could cause problems for insurers, and may end up jacking up healthcare costs.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
8 Epic Software Fails: From Volkswagen To IRS
Slideshows  |  9/29/2015
While Volkswagen's recent software scandal raises serious ethical concerns, it's certainly not the only remarkable software failure this year. Here's a rundown of what can happen when good software goes bad. As we head into fourth quarter 2015, we can't help but wonder what's next.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
10 iPhone Healthcare, Fitness Apps That Actually Work
Slideshows  |  9/28/2015
Some health apps for the iPhone are beneficial and others merely for fun. How to tell them apart and choose apps that will work for you.
Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
News  |  9/25/2015
Two experiments in reading and translating brainwaves have allowed researchers to help an injured man walk, and enabled others to read minds from over a mile away.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Gmail Gets Blocking Option
News  |  9/24/2015
Consign obnoxious message senders to the spam folder with Gmail's blocking control.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine
News  |  9/23/2015
Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
WatchOS 2 Arrives As Apple Watch Sales Expand
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
After a delay, Apple has released its watchOS 2, the updated version of the Apple Watch operating system. It arrives as more stores begin selling the pricey wearable.
Business Matters: Kristi Hedges On Leadership
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
In this episode of InformationWeek's Business Matters, George Colombo talks effective leadership and communications with Kristi Hedges, serial entrepreneur, communications expert, author, and sought-after leadership coach.
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Microsoft Band 2 Images Suggest Curved Screen
News  |  9/21/2015
The upcoming version of Microsoft's wearable device, the Band 2, will feature a more graceful curved display, according to images that leaked online.
Apple-Cisco Deal: What It Means For Businesses
News  |  9/21/2015
The companies entered a partnership earlier this month to build a "fast lane" for iOS business users by optimizing Cisco networks. Does a fast lane for iOS users mean a slow lane for everyone else?
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
News  |  9/19/2015
The Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board claim VW deliberately programmed almost 500,000 diesel cars to emit fewer pollutants under test conditions than during actual use.
Virtual Freud: How VR Can Help You Help Yourself
News  |  9/18/2015
Virtual Reality is giving healthcare an actual reality assist, especially in psychology.
Smartwatches, Activity Trackers Driving Wearables Beyond Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/17/2015
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
WatchOS 2 Is A No-Show Thanks To Bug
Commentary  |  9/17/2015
Apple delayed distributing watchOS 2.0 for the Apple Watch due to "significant" software bug.
Microsoft's Cortana Wants To Play Nice With Salesforce
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
Tech Industry Stands With Ahmed
News  |  9/16/2015
The Texas student detained for bringing a homemade clock to his high school has won the support of technology and political leaders.
Apple Watch Owners Are Highly Satisfied
News  |  9/15/2015
A 451 Research survey finds early Apple watch adopters are exceedingly satisfied with the smartwatch. Many are also using it for health and fitness.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
News  |  9/15/2015
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Apple Watch, Android Devices Driving Wearables Market
News  |  9/14/2015
The Apple Watch and Android-based wearable devices are expected to lead the market during the next four years, according to IDC latest report.
Drone Trespassing Bill Shot Down In California
News  |  9/11/2015
The UAV flight limits imposed by SB 142 could have led to excessive litigation, said Governor Jerry Brown. So drone flights are OK for now.
iPhone 6S, iPad Pro, TV, Watch: Apple's Fall Lineup
Slideshows  |  9/10/2015
iPhone 6S and 6S Plus and iPad Pro were among the products getting their big reveal at Apple's San Francisco shindig Sept. 9. But the real excitement lies in Apple's vision for the future of TV.
iOS 9 Brings Ad Blocking To Apple Devices
News  |  9/8/2015
The Adblock Plus extension has been turned into the Adblock Browser for iOS as Apple's latest mobile operating system embraces content blocking.
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
News  |  9/8/2015
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
Lose Weight, Work Better Right At Your Desk
News  |  9/7/2015
A pilot study shows people want to excercise at their desks. Really. And when they do, it turns out they lose weight and improve their ability to focus.
Beyond iPhone 6S: What To Expect At Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
News  |  9/7/2015
Here's what we know so far about the company's upcoming media event, and what it will reveal for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.
Google Health Searches Now Include 900 Medical Conditions
Commentary  |  9/5/2015
Google has expanded its health search feature to include about 900 different medical conditions.
SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter
News  |  9/3/2015
The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video.
Google Apps Refines Collaboration Tools
News  |  9/2/2015
Updates to Google Apps offer a way to track recent document changes and content creation assistance driven by machine learning.
Apple, Cisco Team On iOS For Businesses
News  |  9/1/2015
In a nod to Apple's growth among enterprise users, the two companies have entered a partnership to ensure Cisco products work well with iOS devices.


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