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  • Can Healthcare Big Data Reality Live Up to Its Promise?

    If any industry's ready to reap the benefits of analyzing reams of data from disparate sources, it's healthcare. But just because there's a will doesn't necessarily mean there's an easy way.

    Written by Brian Eastwood15 Aug. 13 12:49
  • Healthcare Industry Sees Big Data As More Than a Bandage

    The promise of big data in healthcare--increased efficiencies, better outcomes, more personalized care--is undeniable. How the industry reaches the promise land will happen in many stages, but hospitals and insurers aren't wasting any time getting started.

    Written by Allen Bernard05 Aug. 13 14:47
  • Samsung shows off foldable phone that changes colour

    At MobileBeat 2013, Samsung unveiled a prototype for a new smartphone with healthcare monitoring that features two fold-out panels that can change colors based on the mode the phone is in.

    Written by Lucas Mearian10 July 13 20:27
  • D.C. awards Obamacare IT work to offshore outsourcer

    Infosys recently announced that it won a $49.5 million contract to develop a health benefit exchange for the District of Columbia. It is one of the larger government contracts won by an offshore outsourcing firm, but it's unclear whether any of the work will be done overseas.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau28 June 13 17:17
  • 11 Ways to Make Healthcare IT Easier

    The phrase 'don't boil the ocean' is often used to describe efforts to introduce IT to healthcare organizations. These 11 tips will help healthcare CIOs make incremental changes that improve business practices without panicking end users.

    Written by Brian Eastwood20 June 13 14:37
  • Hospitals use cameras, sensor tags to track hand washing

    With nightmarish superbugs threatening the lives of patients and healthcare workers, hospitals are using video cameras and wearable sensors to track who is and who isn't washing their hands before they touch a patient.

    Written by Lucas Mearian31 May 13 16:50
  • WebMD, Qualcomm build consumer cloud for mobile health data

    WebMD and Qualcomm Life are collaborating on a cloud offering that will allow consumers with mobile health monitoring devices to sync their data to the cloud, where it can be shared with healthcare providers.

    Written by Lucas Mearian20 March 13 19:37
  • House to meet on regulating mobile health apps

    A House committee this week is meeting to determine whether regulations, including a possible tax on mobile health apps may stifle innovation in healthcare.

    Written by Lucas Mearian18 March 13 18:14
  • Lack of healthcare IT workers slows tech progress

    The lack of IT workers has forced healthcare to recruit IT help from other industries, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, which says systems and data integration skills are the most sought-after.

    Written by Lucas Mearian12 March 13 21:22