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The Healthcare IT Applications Of Google Glass

John D. Halamka | Healthcare IT News | July 17, 2013

Last week I had the opportunity to test Google Glass. It's basically an Android smartphone (without the cellular transmitter) capable of running Android apps, built into a pair of glasses. Read More »

The Healthcare.gov Fiasco

Staff Writer | Department of Better Technology (DOBT) | October 7, 2013

It’s been a week since Healthcare.gov launched, and for anyone who has tried to register for new health insurance on the website, its online waiting room page is perhaps the most recognizable page on the site... Read More »

The Impact (Or Lack Thereof) Of Mobile Computing On Life Science R&D

Alex Clark | Pistoia Alliance | August 29, 2012

The computing transformation being effected by mobile computing may not be one we fully appreciate while burying our heads and thumbs in the latest cool app or game. Yet this transformation is likely the most important since the introduction of the personal computer... It’s that the transformation marks a complete change to the underlying platform. Read More »

The Importance Of Usability In Healthcare Technology

Mike Butler | Hayes Management Consulting | July 22, 2013

Patients use technology to manage and coordinate their care now more than ever before. As Meaningful Use stages 2 and 3 approach, this will only increase. Patients will be using patient portals, for example, to glean information from their records and make informed decisions regarding their health. They will view, question and validate provider remarks, thus improving accuracy, awareness and patient /provider relationships. Read More »

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 State Of LTE 4G Networks Worldwide In 2014 And The Poor Performance Of The US

Charlie Osborne | ZDNet | February 21, 2014

You might be surprised to hear that while the U.S.'s average 4G speeds are among the worst in the world, the quickest you can find is from a Brazilian operator. Read More »

Time For Zero-Tolerance

Staff Writer | Woodcote Consulting | April 19, 2013

[...] I wonder why so many “designing” and procuring NHS IT Systems manage to deliver systems that make life more difficult for frontline staff undermining the quality and service they are able to offer patients. Read More »

Twitter And Linux: The Open Source Marriage Made In Heaven

Christopher Smith | Technorati | September 1, 2012

Twitter has transformed how people around the world communicate, from the mass political uprisings of 2011’s Arab Spring to how we anoint celebrities and cultural decision makers. It does this partly because it is ubiquitous and fast. But how does it manage to send out over 400 million tweets a day? Not surprisingly, the service is powered [by] ... Linux. Read More »

Two-Thirds Of The World’s Mobiles Are Dumb Phones. Meet The Company Getting Them Online

Sruthijith KK | Quartz | June 9, 2014

And yet U2opia mobile, a Singapore-based company founded by Indian entrepreneurs, has catapulted to 17 million users in 36 countries as a result. To understand why, you have to unlearn Facebook—its blue background, viral videos, photo uploads—as you know it. And put yourself in the position of someone who has never been on the internet before. Read More »

Ubuntu 13.04 Review: Linux For The Average Joe Or Jane

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | April 25, 2013

Hard core Linux fans won't care for it, but for the average user the new Ubuntu desktop Linux has a lot to offer. Read More »

Usability Of EHRs Remains A Priority For ONC

Jacob Reider | Health IT Buzz | January 6, 2014

The New Year is a time of reflection and anticipation. We reflect on what went well in the past (and perhaps what didn’t go so well); we anticipate future challenges and accomplishments. Read More »

User Friendly Recording Of Data Often Seems Like An EHR Afterthought

David Mokotoff | KevinMD.com | June 4, 2013

As I began logging on to my third different hospital EHR (electronic health record) recently, I contemplated how much more of this I could take. Being less than a year from planned retirement, the nuances of learning a new EHR and CPOE [...] system is not fun. Read More »

VA Awards ASM Research A Health IT Contract Triple The Price Of Competitors’ Bids

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | November 5, 2013

The Veterans Affairs Department awarded ASM Research a $162.5 million contract to improve the user experience for VA’s electronic health record system, a price more than triple two competitive bids, Nextgov has learned. The Sept. 30 contract award is for improvements to the Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture, known as VistA. Read More »

VA Pushing For Services Via Mobile Devices

Andy Medici | Federal Times | November 13, 2013

Health care management at the Veterans Affairs Department will eventually be going mobile, according to a key official. Read More »

Value Of Developing, Optimizing EHR Systems For Clinicians

Kyle Murphy | EHR Intelligence | July 22, 2013

As defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), meaningful use is the implementation and adoption of EHR systems to increase the delivery of high-quality care while ensuring patient safety. However, this hasn’t been the experience of many physicians... Read More »