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EMRs Shape Up Physical Therapy
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Physical therapists find that electronic medical records help improve patient care and save money.
10 Technologies Changing Diabetes Care
Slideshows  |  7/11/2014  | 
Healthcare organizations turn to technology to reduce the far-reaching, costly impact of diabetes.
FTC Sues Amazon Over In-App Purchases
News  |  7/11/2014  | 
Amazon's own employees acknowledge the ease with which children could make purchases.
Apple Invites FTC To Probe Google
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
Facing regulatory scrutiny over in-app purchasing, Apple appears eager to make room for Google under the Federal Trade Commission's microscope.
3 BYOD Risk Prevention Strategies
Commentary  |  7/8/2014  | 
An effective BYOD plan must balance control with convenience. Here's what to keep in mind.
Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Humanitarian organization Direct Relief uses mapping to visualize needs and plot the logistics of distribution before disaster strikes.
Android Wear Gives Google Edge In Smartwatch Race
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google stands to gain a firm(er) foothold in the wearables market ahead of Apple's iWatch.
First Robotic Exoskeletons For Paraplegia Win FDA Approval
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
People with spinal cord injuries have a new mobility option.
Philips Seeks Bigger Role In Healthcare Market
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
The Dutch company partners with Salesforce.com, introduces a cloud-based platform to expand its role in the healthcare market.
VA Studies Telehealth For Chronic Illness Management
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Veterans Health Administration seeks to expand its 44 telehealth service areas.
EHR Proliferation Hurts Physician Workflow
Commentary  |  6/20/2014  | 
Doctors are being forced to pull data out of multiple EMRs -- plus use phones and pagers -- to care for patients. This context switching slows down work and frustrates the goal of electronic health data.
Google Glass Gains Momentum In Healthcare
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Google Glass plays a growing role in healthcare as developers incorporate the device into medical and personal health software.
EHRs Move Into Assisted Living Centers
News  |  6/17/2014  | 
Assisted living centers find electronic health records help them accommodate residents with more complex care needs and the staffing needed to serve them.
When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?
Commentary  |  6/17/2014  | 
Confusion over the standards for anonymous data, or deidentification of data, damages adoption of mHealth apps, curtails innovation, and could generate needless extra laws.
Healthcare Organizations Prep For Increased Audits
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
With audits expected to increase this year, healthcare organizations increasingly invest in risk assessment software or services to ensure compliance.
Sorry, AMA: You're Wrong About Telehealth
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
By recommending that doctors be licensed in a patient's state, the American Medical Association places another hurdle in the path of telehealth adoption.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
9 Mobile Apps To Get You Fit
Slideshows  |  6/13/2014  | 
With more than 100,000 mobile health apps available today, you need help sorting through the fitness contenders. Consider these nine apps.
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
Epocrates Retains Lead In Crowded Mobile Health Marketplace
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
By giving clinicians the information they want, Epocrates stays atop the medical reference category for the fifth consecutive year.
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
3D Printing Inventor 'Amazed' At Healthcare Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
When Charles "Chuck" Hull created the first 3D printer in 1983, he had no idea next-generation devices would one day print prostheses.
Google Imagines People As Applications
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Google patent application describes a way to reduce the friction of online social interaction.
Apple iOS 8 Increases Privacy
News  |  6/9/2014  | 
iPhone users can look forward to broadcasting a bit less information about their devices as they wander the world.
Facebook's Parse Embraces Swift
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Developers can use Swift to access Parse services, but Apple is now competing for that business.
OpenFDA Backstory: Breaking The Paperwork Backlog
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
The startup Captricity uses a combination of crowdsourcing and OCR to digitize mountains of paper records, particularly for government agencies and healthcare.
Google Posts Project Tango Tablet Signup
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Developers can now sign up to be notified when Google starts selling its Project Tango Tablet Development Kit later this summer.
Google Previews Gmail Encryption
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Gmail users will soon be able to encrypt their messages easily with End-to-End, a free Chrome extension.
Mobile Health Devices: Public Health Trend Spotters?
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Health Data Exploration Project sees research gold in mining consumer health data from pedometers, fitness bands, and other gadgets.
Apple Partners With Epic, Mayo Clinic For HealthKit
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Apple affirms its commitment to mobile health by partnering with market-leading hospital software firm and renowned healthcare provider.
Securing Mobile Healthcare Devices: Best Practices
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
By combining technology, best practices, and education, IT departments can safeguard even the most mobile healthcare departments.
Apple OS X, iOS Draw Closer
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
At WWDC, Apple shows it is building connections between its desktop and mobile operating systems. Apple is fortifying its position by opening up new opportunities for developers.
Technology Declares War On Cancer
Slideshows  |  6/2/2014  | 
Cancer will cause more than half a million deaths in the US this year. Here's how smart pills, IBM Watson, customized treatments, and even social media are helping patients fight for their health.
Microsoft Smartwatch: Nadella's Next Strategy Step?
News  |  5/31/2014  | 
Microsoft smartwatch rumors heat up again, suggesting a cross-platform strategy that suits CEO Satya Nadella's goals.
Mobile Health App Design: 5 Tips
Commentary  |  5/30/2014  | 
Mobile apps for doctors and patients hold the promise of better health management. Here are five things app designers should keep in mind.
Samsung Eyes Health Wearables
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Samsung debuts software and open hardware platforms for wearables, aims to foster development of new products while helping people take charge of their health.
Google Project Tango Tablet: Think 3D
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Google prepares to add tablets to devices that might use its 3D mapping system to enrich commerce, gaming, and more.
Osmo iPad Game System Dodges Apple Tax
News  |  5/23/2014  | 
Osmo sells physical game pieces directly to consumers, bypassing Apple's efforts to grab a slice of the revenue.
Google's Nest Recalls Smoke Detector
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Algorithm-detection flaw may misread any nearby motion as a command to silence an alarm.
Google Buys Divide: BYOD Play
News  |  5/20/2014  | 
To boost Android's business appeal, Google is investing in mobile device management.
Surgeon Cuts Vendors Out Of EHR Quest
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
When spine surgeon Dr. Lloyd Hey couldn't find commercial EHR software that met his needs, he hired a full-time programmer to build a custom EHR system using FileMaker.
Rethink The Right To Be Forgotten
Commentary  |  5/17/2014  | 
There are better ways to address discomfort with the truth than government-mandated lying.
FCC 'Open' Internet May Mean 'Paid'
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Federal Communications Commission votes to consider broadband rules that could allow data fast lanes. Public invited to comment.
Why Mobility Managers Deserve A Seat At The Table
Commentary  |  5/15/2014  | 
It's not just a couple of VPs sharing a cellphone anymore. You need a dedicated mobility manager equipped to oversee your valuable hodgepodge of mobile devices and data.
Google Glass Sale: It's On
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
US consumers can once again buy Google's $1,500 Internet-connected eyewear, still in its "Explorer" beta version, while supplies last.
Mercy Health Breaks Ground On Virtual Care Center
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Four-story 120,000-square-foot building will be first in the nation dedicated to telemedicine and remote monitoring programs, says Mercy Health.
Oracle Beats Google In Android Appeal
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Ruling affirms that Oracle's Java APIs qualify for copyright protection. Will Google have to pay $1 billion?
Smartphone Kill-Switch Bill Resurrected In Calif.
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Supporters of the legislation insist smartphone kill-switches must ship enabled.
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