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Is Android Becoming The New Windows?

Chris Wakefield | Comtech IT Support | July 25, 2013

At the moment in the smartphone market Android is king.  It is currently the most used operating system by some margin and most analysts expect this to continue.  In some ways this resembles the rise of Microsoft Windows in the early nineties and like Windows Android’s popularity is coming with a big price tag – viruses. Read More »

Is Auto The Next Android?

Dave Gruber | Open Source Delivers | September 25, 2012

But the auto industry has a big challenge. While consumer electronics (CE), like smartphones, have development cycles  as short as three months, automotive IVI development cycles are commonly three years or more. This leaves the auto manufacturers  chasing the CE industry, constantly struggling to deliver and keep up.

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Kaiser Permanente Launches Open API

Staff Writer | Rock Health | June 3, 2013

Today, on stage at Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, Kaiser Permanente, a Rock Health partner, announced the launch of its first application programming interface program, InterchangeSM. Read More »

Leveraging Appification To Spur R&D Innovation

Alex Clark | Pistoia Alliance | August 31, 2012

In my last entry, I posited that technology should be a barrier to “appifying” R&D workflows. So why haven’t apps taken off so far in R&D? I’d argue that it comes down to the paradigm shift that mobile technology has created in computing. Read More »

mHealth Apps are Just the Beginning of the Disruption in Healthcare from Open Health Data

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | June 8, 2012

Two years ago, the potential of government making health information as useful as weather data felt like an abstraction. Healthcare data could give citizens the same "blue dot" for navigating health and illness akin to the one GPS data fuels on the glowing map of geolocated mobile devices that are in more and more hands...

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MIT Hackathon Tackles HIV, CHF, Parkinson’s With Open-Source Technology

Neil Versel | MobiHealthNews | February 13, 2013

It seems counterintuitive for those who proudly wear the “hacker” label to seek ways to work with established industry players rather than being disruptive in a healthcare sector badly in need of radical change, but that was what happened at Health and Wellness Innovation 2013, the recently concluded 11-day event better known as MIT Media Lab’s Health and Wellness Hackathon. Read More »

MIT Media Lab Spinoff EyeNetra Raises $2M

Aditi Pai | MobiHealthNews | July 1, 2013

Somerville, Massachusetts-based EyeNetra, which has developed a mobile-enabled eye diagnostic tool raised $2 million in funding last week, according to an SEC filing. EyeNetra hopes to serve the 2.4 billion people worldwide that don’t have glasses, but need them. Read More »

MIT Sets Sights On Open-Source mHealth During Innovation Event

Jennifer Bresnick | EHR Intelligence | February 5, 2013

The MIT Media Lab’s eleven-day Health and Wellness Hackathon is not your average gadget exhibition.  Bringing together eighty participants from around the world, the annual event, which was held in January, is designed to inspire new ways to fix an age old problem: how to use technology to prevent illnesses before they start. Read More »

MIT Whiz Sets Out To Humanize The Internet Of Things

Joseph Flaherty | Wired | June 19, 2013

The “Internet of Things” grows with every light bulb, garage door opener, and watch that connects to it, but product designer Valentin Heun isn’t sure that investing in these so-called “smart” devices is a good idea... Read More »

Mobile Phone Access Reaches Three Quarters of Planet's Population

Press Release | World Bank, infoDev | July 17, 2012

Around three-quarters of the world’s inhabitants now have access to a mobile phone and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it is used, says a new report released today by the World Bank and infoDev, its technology entrepreneurship and innovation program... Read More »

Moorfields Develops Virtual Glaucoma Clinic

Staff Writer | Optician | April 12, 2013

Moorfields Eye Hospital has developed a pilot iPad application to enable the running of virtual glaucoma clinics. Read More »

Mostashari Says ONC Using Every Lever To Advance Exchange

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | March 21, 2013

Today in the third of three hearings held by subcommittees of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Farzad Mostashari, MD, national coordinator for health IT reassured a congressional panel that health IT interoperability will take some dramatic leaps forward within the next two years. Read More »

Mozilla Aims To Socialize App Shopping With Marketplace For Firefox OS (Video)

Melissa Grey | Engadget | August 29, 2013

Firefox OS has an uphill battle to impress consumers, and Mozilla is hoping that the social app store it's developing will be the thing that sets it apart... Read More »

Mozilla Launches Phase Two Of ‘Phones For Apps’ Program

Darrell Etherington | TechCrunch | September 4, 2013

Mozilla today is announcing the next stage of its efforts to get Firefox OS hardware in the hands of developers building software for it: the so-called “second phase” of the Phones for Apps program offers devs the chance to get a Firefox OS device to keep, but this time around the focus isn’t on people who’ve built apps specifically for Firefox OS... Read More »

Mr. Obama, Tear Down This Wall

Dave Chase | Forbes | June 5, 2013

Remarkable progress has been made since I posted a recap of the first White House Roundtable on Patient Access to Health Data took place a year ago that I’ve appended below. Read More »