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Americans Still Battling Unexpected Medical Bills

Jidde Plas | Capital Wired | September 21, 2014

Putting Americans at extreme risk of death is the menace of unexpected medical bills. Officials and experts in the field point to the fact that these unexpected costs can overwhelm the patient...

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An End To Medical-Billing Secrecy?

Steven Brill | Time | May 8, 2013

Our hospital bill is about to get a thorough examination. [...] Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released an enormous data file on May 8 that reveals the list—or “chargemaster”—prices of all hospitals across the country for the 100 most common inpatient treatment services in 2011. Read More »

An information goldmine: The World Bank Group Archives goes online

Elisa Liberatory Prati | Voices-Perspectives on Development | August 18, 2015

In April 2015, as part of its commitment to transparency and openness, the World Bank Group launched its Archives Holdings website. This is a state-of-the-art platform, which maximizes the public’s online access to a vast amount of original primary source material in the custody of the Archives. Created using the Access to Memory open source software, the website facilitates a faster, more efficient, and personalized online service delivery model. The software serves as a catalog that provides basic information about the resources of the Archives, and it is equipped with user-friendly finding aids compliant with the International Standard for Archival Description.

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An Open Data Guidebook For City Departments

mhead | phillymdoblog.wordpress.com | February 26, 2013

In April of 2012, Mayor Michael Nutter formalized the City’s open data and government transparency efforts with the signing of Executive Order 1-12. A key component of the Mayor’s order was the creation of an Open Data Working Group... Read More »

Analysis: Straightening Out the Paper Trail

Mike Miller | NextGov | February 22, 2012

The ever-changing nature of conducting business in a networked digital world has put a whole new twist on the government's paper trail. Now federal agencies must think in broader and more collaborative ways about their records management challenges. Read More »

Anonymous Claim Apple's Touch ID Is Linked To US Surveillance

Johnny Evans | Computerworld | October 1, 2013

Anonymous have some big claims concerning Apple [AAPL] Touch ID system, claiming a connection between the technology and the US defense industry to claim it's just another step forward for state surveillance. Read More »

Anti-RSA TrustyCon Draws Packed House Seeking Modern Security Know-How

Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld | February 28, 2014

Disgusted by the possibility that RSA took $10 million in NSA money to use a deliberately flawed encryption algorithm, a small contingent of folks originally slated to appear at the 2014 RSA Conference decamped and staged their own security-themed get-together: TrustyCon. Read More »

Appallicious Joins With SF To Launch Park And Rec iPhone App

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | October 15, 2012

Later today, as part of Innovation Month, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will unveil SF Recreation & Park’s official iPhone App, SFRECPARK, developed for San Francisco by mobile commerce company Appallicious. Read More »

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter And Others Call For More NSA Transparency

John Paczkowski | AllThingsD.com | July 17, 2013

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand dramatically increased transparency around U.S. government surveillance efforts. Read More »

Apps: The Afro Revolution

Adam Bychawski | The Guardian | August 25, 2012

Five mobile apps that are putting key information into the hands of ordinary Africans Read More »

Arvados Open Source Platform for Managing and Processing Genomic Data Now Available on Microsoft Azure

Press Release | CUROVERSE, INC. | February 10, 2016

Curoverse announced today that the open-source, multi-platform Arvados system is now available on Microsoft Azure. On Azure, Arvados provides capabilities for managing and processing genomic and health data at petabyte scale. “We saw clear demand for Microsoft Azure from major institutions collecting and analyzing genomic data,” said Adam Berrey chief executive officer at Curoverse. “Microsoft Azure offers powerful capabilities and broad institutional support for research and pharmaceutical organizations, so we are excited to collaborate with Microsoft to deliver Arvados on Azure.”

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As Digital Rights Advocates Mobilize Around The TPP Negotiations, Process Becomes Even Less Transparent

Maira Sutton | Electronic Frontier Foundation | December 11, 2012

The 15th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations in New Zealand concluded this week, locking out civil society participation in an unprecedented way. [...] The chapter that EFF and other digital rights groups around the world find alarming covers intellectual property. [...] Read More »

Assessment Released Of Health Information Exchanges (Part 2 of 2)

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | January 7, 2015

The previous installment of this article talked about the survivability of HIEs, drawing on a report released under ONC auspices. This installment delves into some other interesting aspects of information exchange...

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At Datajam, Innovators And Entrepreneurs Unleash Open Data For Global Development

Rajiv Shah and Todd Park | USAID.gov | January 3, 2012

A remarkable new tool is becoming increasingly available to help end extreme poverty and ensure dignity and opportunity for people around the world—a tool that few people think about when they consider how to bolster international development efforts. That tool is data, and in particular “open data“. [...] Read More »

Avoiding EHR Backlash With Tips From Healthcare CIOs

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | June 27, 2013

[...A] closer look at these instances of EHR backlash generally reveals one or more failures on the part of healthcare organizations or providers to approach the task of adopting various EHR systems and functionalities. Read More »