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Africa’s Tech Edge

Dayo Olopade | The Atlantic | April 16, 2014

How the continent's many obstacles, from widespread poverty to failed states, allowed African entrepreneurs to beat the West at reinventing money for the mobile age

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Everything You Need To Know About Why Apple's Maps Problem Isn't Going Away Soon

Rebecca Greenfield | The Atlantic Wire | September 21, 2012

Apple knows it has a Maps issue, but the company is saying, "the more people use it, the better it will get." Unfortunately, as mapping technology explains, that fix won't solve its location data problem very soon. Read More »

Halamka Outlines Social Media Guidelines for Beth Israel Clinicians

We recently published this guideline at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) based on the input from a multi-disciplinary working group. I thought it might be useful to share with the community, since many healthcare organizations are at the early stage developing social media policies...We receive reviews on all our social media sites. Some are informal, like a tweet. Some are formal reviews, like on Facebook, Yelp, Google+, etc. BIDMC monitors all sites 24/7 using a social media dashboard. To maintain our integrity, BIDMC follows the same social media guidelines as the universal online community. This means...

HealthMap Tracks Ebola’s Footprints Online, Preparing For The Next Big Outbreak

Nidhi Subbaraman | BetaBoston | October 6, 2014

Since March, a group of data-savvy epidemiologists at Boston Children’s Hospital have watched Ebola slowly spread through West Africa, ominously lighting up their dials first as a trickle, then a torrent of mentions on social media and online news reports.  The group, HealthMap, has been steadily ahead of the curve tracking this year’s outbreak. One day, they hope to be a step ahead of the next big disease...

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Mobile Apps Enable Citizen Engagement And Better Services

Amy Burroughs | StateTech | April 8, 2014

Innovative apps and portals help localities transform service delivery.

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Percona Announces Conference Session Schedule for the Sixth Annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017

Press Release | Percona | February 23, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL® and MongoDB® solutions and services, today announced that the conference session schedule for the sixth annual Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2017, taking place April 24-27, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Santa Clara Convention Center. Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and Advance Registration Discounts can be purchased through March 5, 2017, 11:30 p.m. PST. The Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has a block of rooms reserved for attendees until March 23, but they are going fast...

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Practice Fusion Invited Millions Of Patients To Write Reviews They May Not Realize Are Public. Some Are Explicit.

Kashmir Hill | Forbes Magazine | October 21, 2013

Medical records start-up Practice Fusion has attracted a whopping $134 million in venture capital thanks to its appealing business model: it offers 100,000 (and counting) medical types free, web-based patient  management services.  The doctors get for free something that’s usually quite expensive, while cashing in on $150 million (so far) in government incentives to adopt electronic health record technology.

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Stupid Lawyer Tricks (And How The PTO Could Help Stop Them)

Corynne McSherry | Electronic Frontier Foundation | October 30, 2012

We’ve seen some absurd trademark threats in recent years, but this one sets the bar at a new low: The Village Voice is suing Yelp for trademark infringement based on Yelp’s creation of various “Best of” lists. [...] Read More »

To ER Is Human...To Build an App to Find the Right Caregiver Is...

I was prompted to think of ERs by a WSJ op-ed by Dr. Paul Auerbach.  In it, he argues that non-emergency visits to the ER aren't going to stop, much as we might wish patients to do a better job of evaluating when they are actually suffering an "emergency."  He notes the limited access to timely care from primary care physicians, and how it is not reasonable to expect people to make such rational evaluations when they or their loved ones are suffering. As he says, "You can't teach patients economics lessons when they don't feel well."

University of Oklahoma Researcher Asks Twitter Users to Help with Research

Press Release | Oklahoma University Gallogly College of Engineering | May 26, 2017

Did you ever consider that your tweets could be used for scientific research? Researchers at the University of Oklahoma are taking to the Twitterverse to help them investigate the use of Twitter for public health research. Christan Grant, a computer science researcher in the Gallogly College of Engineering, is asking active Twitter users over the age of 18 to complete a quick two-minute online survey...

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What You Don't Know About Your Doctor Could Hurt You

Rachel Rabkin Peachman | Consumer Reports | March 29, 2016

Thousands of doctors across the U.S. are on medical probation for reasons including drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and making careless—sometimes deadly—mistakes. But they're still out there practicing. And good luck figuring out who they are. The state medical board's report on Leonard Kurian, an obstetrician-gynecologist in Southern California, tells in stark clinical detail what it says happened to several patients in his care. And it's not easy to read...

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Why We're Still Waiting On The 'Yelpification' Of Health Care

Lindsay Abrams | Atlantic | October 18, 2012

Reviewing doctors -- what seems like a simple, effective way to empower and inform patients -- isn't so straightforward. Read More »

Yelp's Move To Incorporate Health Inspection Information Is A Huge Step For Open Data

Alissa Black | Slate | January 18, 2013

If you knew that your favorite local eatery failed its latest health inspection, would you still eat there? Most of us don’t have to consider that question because restaurant hygiene scores are hard to find—we would have to go out of our way to locate the information on lousy government sites. But that may be about to change. Read More »

DockerCon Europe 2015

Event Details
Type: 
Conference
Date: 
November 16, 2015 (All day) - November 17, 2015 (All day)
Location: 
Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona,
Spain

DockerCon Europe 2015 is a two-day Docker-centric conference that is organized by Docker, Inc on November 16-17, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. Building on the success of the previous editions, DockerCon continues to grow to reflect Docker's blooming ecosystem and community. While we want to preserve the ambiance and simplicity of the first DockerCon, this edition will be by far the largest Docker-centric event happening in Europe. At DockerCon you'll have the opportunity to hear about all of the interesting ways developers, Ops, DevOps and Sysadmins are using Docker. No matter your level of expertise with Docker and the size of your company, we're confident you'll meet and learn from other attendees who share the same use cases and overcame the same challenges using Docker.

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