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The State Of Data Engineers
News  |  9/15/2016  | 
Demand for data engineers is on the rise in enterprise, particularly in those organizations that aspire to be the next Uber or Airbnb. Here's a look at this quickly growing job category within IT.
NoSQL Databases: An Enterprise Necessity
News  |  9/5/2016  | 
Here's a look at enterprise plans for implementation of NoSQL databases, and some of the top vendors providing this technology.
Predictive Analytics, Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
News  |  7/6/2016  | 
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That's driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016  | 
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016  | 
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Penn Medicine: Using Data To Save Patient Lives
News  |  5/2/2016  | 
Penn Signals is a system that uses existing data from electronic health records to perform real-time predictive analysis of heart failure patients. The goal? Penn Medicine wanted to place patients in proper risk groups and assign them to cardiology resources in order to get them the best care and improve their outcomes. This work earned the company the No. 4 spot in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100.
Apple CareKit Launches With 4 Healthcare Apps
News  |  4/28/2016  | 
Apple CareKit technology is now available to developers through GitHub, and to consumers through four updated applications -- Iodine, One Drop, Glow Nurture, and Glow Baby -- from startups Apple spent the last month working with.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016  | 
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
iPhone SE, Smaller iPad Pro Unveiled: Up Close Look
Slideshows  |  3/22/2016  | 
Apple unveiled smaller, cheaper versions of the iPhone and iPad Pro during its March 21 event. Execs also demoed iOS 9.3 and updates to tvOS and Apple Watch. Get a closer look.
Toyota Develops Wearable Mobility Device For The Blind
News  |  3/8/2016  | 
Project BLAID is dedicated to helping blind and visually impaired people navigate via a device worn around the shoulders.
Google Glass Sharpens Focus On The Enterprise
Commentary  |  1/26/2016  | 
Signs point to a sharper focus on the enterprise as Google Glass 2 designs surface and Google's consumer social media accounts for Glass shut down.
IoT 2016: 13 Hot Trends For Business
Slideshows  |  1/20/2016  | 
We've identified 13 noteworthy Internet of Things trends that will make a difference to your business -- and your life -- this year and beyond.
10 Medical-Device Wearables To Improve Patients' Lives
Slideshows  |  1/12/2016  | 
Wearable medical devices have expanded from hearing aids to everything from heartbeat monitors to pain management. Here are 10 medical wearables worth watching.
9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016  | 
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
10 Healthcare Wearables, Devices Dominating CES
Slideshows  |  1/7/2016  | 
This year's wearables go beyond basic step counting to measure core health data such as blood pressure, vision quality, and body temperature. At CES 2016, InformationWeek got up close and personal with the latest wave of health-centric devices.
CES 2016: Sneak Peek At Emerging Trends
Commentary  |  1/5/2016  | 
After walking around a crowded ballroom for a couple of hours checking out gadgets of all shapes, sizes, and functionality, here are the major trends I saw coming together at the event that are likely to have long-term impact on our lives and businesses.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 2
News  |  12/31/2015  | 
In the second of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the influx of healthcare data and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals. In part one, we explored the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate.
Healthcare IT: Hot Trends For 2016, Part 1
News  |  12/30/2015  | 
In the first of this two-part series on healthcare IT, we look at the ways in which advances in patient-focused data collection, wearables, and the Internet of Things will change how doctors and patients communicate. In the second part, we look at the influx of healthcare data, and what it will mean for practitioners and IT professionals.
Fitbit App Dominates iOS Downloads
News  |  12/29/2015  | 
If downloads of the Fitbit mobile app are any indication, lots of people received a fitness tracker this holiday season. The Fitbit app hit No. 1 in Apple's app store on Dec. 25 and has remained in the top spot ever since.
Google Life Sciences Rebranded 'Verily' Under Alphabet
News  |  12/8/2015  | 
Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences division, aims to use technology to understand and improve human health.
10 Hot Smartwatches, Fitness Trackers For Your Holiday Gift List
Slideshows  |  12/2/2015  | 
Wearable tech gadgets, such as smartwatches, are popular must-haves on holiday shopping lists. Here, we take a closer look at this season's best picks from Apple, LG, and Fitbit.
6 Ways Big Data Is Driving Personalized Medicine Revolution
Slideshows  |  11/12/2015  | 
Researchers are poised to make huge advances in medicine, particularly in how we treat cancer and arthritis. See how big data and IT are contributing.
Apigee, Ex-CTO Of US Aim To Make EHR Data Access Easier
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
With backing from former US CTO Aneesh Chopra, Apigee is trying to make healthcare access easier. The API developer is rolling out a new platform that helps bridge some of the interoperability gaps when it comes to electronic healthcare records.
Microsoft Band 2: Why We Want One
Slideshows  |  10/12/2015  | 
The updated Microsoft Band is sleek and powerful. It records more health data than you ever thought you needed.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
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.
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.
MetroHealth System Goes To Jail To Improve Continuity Of Care
Commentary  |  8/11/2015  | 
The MetroHealth System in Cleveland, Ohio was challenged to add a major facility while undergoing a radical enterprise software upgrade. Did they succeed?
10 Cool Fitness Trackers That Aren't Apple Watch
Slideshows  |  7/20/2015  | 
Recording health data is a key selling point of Apple Watch, but there are many fitness trackers that measure steps, calories, and sleep at a fraction of the cost.
Google Wants You To Be Healthy
News  |  6/29/2015  | 
An assortment of cloud-based data-collecting and data-analysis tools aimed at health practitioners, researchers, and individuals offers ideas for any enterprise looking to maximize cloud computing.
10 iPhone, Android Apps To Keep You Healthy
Slideshows  |  6/22/2015  | 
Wellness is about more than eating salad and hitting the gym once a month. These 10 iPhone and Android apps will keep your health on track.
Why We Need Design Thinking In Healthcare
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Designers begin by understanding how people work in the real world, and then create the best IT system that's technically feasible.
Intermountain Healthcare Bundles Apps For Better Living
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
By corralling multiple apps in one place, Intermountain is making mobile interaction easier for its community. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Atlantic Health Automates ID With Biometrics
News  |  4/28/2015  | 
Palm vein scans are helping staff pull up patient records more efficiently and securely. One of eight Elite 100 Business Innovation award winners.
Apple, IBM Partner for Healthcare Analytics
News  |  4/15/2015  | 
Health data collected on Apple devices will be stored in IBM's Health Cloud for analysis by medical professionals and researchers.
Geekend: Smartphone Blood Tests Could Save Your Life
Commentary  |  2/6/2015  | 
Blood tests with your smartphone may change the way we treat AIDS, Diabetes, infectious diseases, and even transform the way we interact with our doctors.
UPMC: New Leaders, Same Big Health Tech Ambitions
News  |  1/6/2015  | 
Long a pioneer in adopting electronic medical records, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is on the verge of making them work together in new ways.
Geekend: Pardon Me, Is That A Nose On Your Arm?
Commentary  |  1/3/2015  | 
Do we really need to grow replacement noses on arms and foreheads and other bizarre places? With 3D printing we could just order replacement body parts from Amazon.
Wearables Carve New Path To Health In 2015
Slideshows  |  1/2/2015  | 
Wearable devices coming in 2015 will add health and athletic capabilities to enhance value and keep users' interest.
Health IT In 2015: What's In The Cards?
Slideshows  |  12/31/2014  | 
Healthcare CIOs need to build on existing groundwork to improve compliance and efficiency in what should be a demanding year.
9 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  12/29/2014  | 
As venture capital flows into healthcare startups, look at some new companies that should be on your radar.
Internet Of Everything: It's All About The Ecosystem
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
A recent chat with my doctor revealed new insight on lifecycles of connected medical devices and the need for an integrated infrastructure to support future IoT devices.
8 Technologies Changing Home Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/18/2014  | 
Technologies such as sensors, GPS, and even senior-focused social networks can help seniors continue to live at home.
Event-Driven Medicine Holds Great Promise
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Research shows that wearables and biosensors can help clinicians collect enough data to pinpoint the abnormalities in a patient's biomarkers that require attention.
When Holidays & Healthcare Open Enrollment Collide
Commentary  |  12/16/2014  | 
Lack of transparency in health plans is enough to give most people heartburn.
Healthcare Security In 2015: 9 Hotspots
Slideshows  |  12/10/2014  | 
With data breaches growing, 2015 promises to be the healthcare industry's most challenging security year yet. These nine areas demand attention in 2015.
Blood Test Innovation: Less Cost, No Big Needle
Commentary  |  12/9/2014  | 
Blood draw method that makes blood tests easier, less expensive, and more routine named a top healthcare technology innovation.
Enlist Mobile Apps In Diabetes Fight
Commentary  |  12/5/2014  | 
Mobile apps can help diabetes sufferers get ahead of their symptoms and live healthier, more carefree lives.
Wearables Make Hardware The New Software
News  |  12/3/2014  | 
Wearable devices represent an explosive market opportunity -- and one that is still anyone's game.
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