Cloud Computing

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Taking an Open (Source) Approach to HIT Challenges

Frank Curran | Health Management Technology | January 1, 2012

There are three key areas of open-source innovation that can significantly benefit IT departments with strapped budgets and impending compliance mandates.

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Tech Industry Pledges to Improve Healthcare Through Open Source Health IT

Press Release | Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) | August 13, 2018

Today, ITI President and CEO Dean Garfield and several ITI member companies participated in the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House where they announced their commitment to removing barriers for the adoption of technologies for healthcare interoperability, particularly those that are enabled through the cloud and AI...“Today’s announcement will be a catalyst to creating better health outcomes for patients at a lower cost,” said ITI president and CEO Dean Garfield. “As transformative technologies like cloud computing and artificial intelligence continue to advance, it is important that we work towards creating partnerships that embrace open standards and interoperability.

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Tech Surge To Fix Healthcare Needed To Fix Our Broken Election Systems

Christine Pelosi | Huffington Post | October 21, 2013

As millions of Americans sign up for lifesaving healthcare, it is right that President Barack Obama ordered a "tech surge" to fix glitches in the healthcare.gov website. As the president said "we didn't fight this battle over as website" but as he knows, if the portal doesn't inspire confidence the policy can be attacked. [...] Read More »

Telemedicine Opportunities in China (2 Topics)

Wen Profiri | Health Informatics Forum | January 17, 2012

Why T-med in China? The following is my rationale...China’s Ministry of Health has a plan to train 800, 000 primary care providers in a very short period of time. These new village physicians (bare-foot doctors) need telemedicine support, especially in triage.

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The 5 Essentials of Cloud Computing For Clinical Trials

The pharmaceutical industry has been historically slow in adopting new technologies and it is only now that we are beginning to see the emergence of cloud based eClinical systems for the clinical trial industry. This article explores the true definition of cloud computing as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and applies it to eClinical systems. Read More »

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop v1.0

Bob Gourley | Sys-Con Media | January 4, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is an all-volunteer group of developers, stewards and incubators of technology. They bring us many of the technologies powering our enterprises and consumer solutions and are continuing to innovate in ways that are absolutely amazing and enjoyable to try to track. Read More »

The Future Of Linux: Evolving Everywhere

Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld | July 15, 2013

Cemented as a cornerstone of IT, the open source OS presses on in the face of challenges to its ethos and technical prowess Read More »

The Growing Rivalry Between Google and IBM

Greg Satell | Forbes | September 11, 2016

Still the growing rivalry is unmistakeable. Very few companies are capable of developing this type of deep learning technology and clearly, both IBM and Google are leading the pack. To be sure, other companies such as Facebook and Microsoft are also developing capabilities in this area, but up to this point at least, they don’t seem to have made quite as much progress.

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The Joy of Mentoring

Since 2016 is the 20th year I’ve served as CIO, I’ve given a great deal of thought to the various careers I’ve had and the roadmap for the 20 next years of my working life. In my late teens and 20s I was an entreprenuer running a 35 person software company while doing my medical and graduate school training. I was also a winemaker, home builder and engineer. In my early 30’s I was an Emergency physician, software coder, and data analyst. In my mid 30’s as a CIO, I focused on architecture, high reliability computing, and centralization of IT service delivery. In my early 40’s, I focused on disaster recovery, interoperability, and educational technologies..

The Light of the Open Source World to Come

Dana Blankenhorn | Open Source Delivers | January 4, 2012

This year we’ll find that control has been achieved. With the cloud. Because if 2012 is the year of the enterprise cloud, it’s also the year of open source’s final triumph. Clouds are the first secular change in enterprise technology born after open source. Big companies have had a decade to grow accustomed to open source economics. They like what they see. 

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The Linux Foundation's LinuxCon, CloudOpen Conferences are Approaching

Sam Dean | OStatic | July 6, 2012

If you're looking for a good way to close out the summer on a high note, keep in mind that the LinuxCon and CloudOpen conferences are taking place together in San Diego, Calif., August 29-31. And, The Linux Foundation has finalized the complete programs and keynote confirmations for the events. Here are the details on what looks like a good time if you're into Linux and the cloud. Read More »

The Microsoft Empire Strikes Back: Makes Major Inroads into Healthcare

It seems deeply ironic that a week after I wrote about how even giant companies eventually get surpassed, I'm writing about the resurgence of one such giant, Microsoft. Last week Microsoft won back the title of world's most valuable company (as measured by market cap), passing Apple. Apple had that distinction since 2012; Microsoft hasn't had it since 2002. Admittedly, Microsoft was only able to pass Apple because a recent tech stock downturn dropped Apple from its record trillion-dollar valuation, and, as of this writing, Apple has pulled back in front again, but the fact that it is a race again says a lot about Microsoft.

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The Prospects Of The HTML5-Based Firefox OS

Staff Writer | DigiTimes | February 21, 2014

With the fast expanding reach of the Internet and the approaching of the era of cloud computing, the HTML5 open platform enables quick development of cross-platform applications, easing concerns that there may be different user experience on different connected devices. [...] Read More »

The Rise of 'Technology-Enabled' Clinical Research Companies

Melissa Fassbender | Outsourcing-Pharma.com | January 17, 2017

Eric Hodgins, senior vice president, research and development technology solutions at QuintilesIMS, told us there are a number of dynamics “significantly transforming the industry and driving an increase in technology-enabled clinical research.” Notably, there are two macro trends: the pace of innovation in scientific research and the explosion of technological advancements...

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The Secret(s) To OpenStack's Overnight Success

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | June 12, 2013

OpenStack has quickly emerged as one of the world's largest open-source communities. Read More »