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Dr. Ken Kizer On Consumers And Health IT

Press Release | eHealth Initiative | April 20, 2013

In this audio report we spoke with Ken Kizer, MD, Director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement, UC Davis Health System, and of California Health eQuality, the state’s partner for health information exchange development... Read More »

Electronic Health Records Purchasing Study Highlights Changes In Demand Drivers Since HITECH Act

Press Release | Software Advice | May 23, 2013

Study by Software Advice shows that current EHR buying activity is increasingly driven by a need to replace existing, unsuccessful EHR implementations as replacement of paper charts declined. Read More »

EMR-Using Patients More Loyal To Docs

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | August 6, 2013

Patients who have used electronic medical records are significantly more satisfied with their doctors overall, according to a new study. Read More »

FACT SHEET - Executive Actions: Answering The President’s Call To Strengthen Our Patent System And Foster Innovation

Press Release | The White House | February 20, 2014

FACT SHEET - Executive Actions: Answering the President’s Call to Strengthen Our Patent System and Foster Innovation Read More »

FDA Scrutinizes Antibacterial Products For Hormonal Disruption, Bacterial Resistance

Maryn McKenna | Wired | December 16, 2013

[...] The FDA has announced that it is formally reconsidering “antibacterial” soaps and other personal-care products, charging that the antibacterial ingredients confer no benefit over regular soap and water while carrying extra risks. Read More »

Firefox OS Smartphone, New Tablets Star At MWC 2014

Pablo Valerio | EE Times | February 26, 2014

While tradeshows are no longer the place to announce new products -- manufacturers tend to release them at their convenience -- the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona sometimes proves the outlier, with a number of different mobile and other announcements that set the stage for the rest of the year. Read More »

Food Fraud: Labels On What We Eat Often Mislead

Catherine Zuckerman | National Geographic | July 12, 2013

Despite trend in local, "authentic" foods, many aren't what they seem. Read More »

FTC Chair Promises Robust Regulation Of Big Data

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | August 22, 2013

Edith Ramirez, the Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission laid out the case for strong consumer protections regulating the private industry’s use of big data, as the agency asks Congress for the power to level civil fines against businesses for weak consumer data security. Read More »

FTC Commissioner: Let Big Data Flourish, But 'Reclaim' Privacy

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | June 27, 2013

The issue of privacy in the era of big data has come to the fore recently in the wake of National Security Agency leaks — as it well should, according to Julie Brill, a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission. Read More »

Google Android Software Is Not As Free Or Open-Source As You May Think

Charles Arthur and Samuel Gibbs | Business Insider | January 30, 2014

Some mobile and tablet manufacturers are being charged six-figure fees by third party testing facilities for a license to use Gmail, Google Play and other parts of Google's mobile services, the Guardian has learned. Read More »

Green America Campaign Targets Starbucks Over GMO Milk

Staff Writer | Sustainable Pulse | March 4, 2014

Green America’s GMO Inside campaign today launched a major push to get Starbucks, America’s largest coffee chain with more than 20,000 stores in 62 countries, to serve only organic milk sourced from cows not fed GMOs.

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Health & Wellness Wireless Sensor Networks To Be Worth $16 Billion In 2017, Says ON World

Press Release | ON World | March 13, 2013

ON World’s recently published report covers 16 unique wireless sensing applications that are transforming health and wellness for chronic disease management, operational management, assisted care and general wellness. Read More »

Healthcare IT VC Funding Is On Pace To Exceed $2 Billion In 2013

Jasmine Pennic | HIT Consultant | July 16, 2013

Healthcare IT VC funding is on pace to exceed $2B in 2013 according to report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare IT sector for the second quarter of 2013 by Mercom Capital Group, LLC. Read More »

Healthcare Just Sucks For Technology Startups

Blaine Warkentine | LinkedIn | March 20, 2014

Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, and rest all compete for online ad dollars totaling something like 180B a year in total market value. Healthcare on the other hand consumes 2.8T or 15 times larger. Meanwhile, the number of pure Health technology companies that have a valuation of something close to a billion (outside of EHR's) is under a single handful.

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Healthcare Uncertainty Reigns Supreme

Ken Congdon | Healthcare Technology Online | November 16, 2012

I usually don’t reference studies conducted exclusively by health IT vendors in my columns. [...] However, I’m breaking this self-imposed rule this week by highlighting data from a recent study conducted by Greenway Medical Technologies titled Healthcare Information Technology: Trends And Transformations. Read More »