Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
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.
Volkswagen Software Cheated Emissions Test: EPA
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.
Don't Mug Me For My Password!
In today's information-based world, crooks are targeting mobile devices -- and the data on them. The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable.
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
HealthCare.gov's Next Act: Accenture Preview
Brought in as a midseason replacement after the disastrous October 2013 launch of the Affordable Care Act website, Accenture says this year's open enrollment period should go much more smoothly.