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FDA: Software Failures Responsible for 24% Of All Medical Device Recalls

Paul Roberts | | June 20, 2012

Software failures were behind 24 percent of all the medical device recalls in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which said it is gearing up its labs to spend more time analyzing the quality and security of software-based medical instruments and equipment. Read More »

From Antarctica To America, US Turns Out The Lights On Science Research

Jeremy A. Kaplan | | October 13, 2013

Two weeks of sliced budgets and suspensions following Congressional gridlock have been a disastrous setback to a variety of American science programs, wasting millions of dollars and months if not years of research. Read More »

Fun With Data

Alastair Otter | MyBroadband | January 4, 2012

Crowdmap is not just a cool tool for mapping data but also a fantastic way to collect additional data. Crowdmap can be used to track geographic reports on just about any event. It’s built on the Ushahidi platform which was originally built to monitor election violence in Kenya, but is today used for a range of mapping services. Read More »

Giant GSK Settlement Provides Reminder of the Pervasiveness of Stealth Marketing

Roy M. Poses | Health Care Renewal | July 5, 2012

The latest  and biggest legal settlement involving health care to hit the news, that of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the US government, has many familiar elements. [These documents] provide good documentation about how pervasive systematic, deceptive stealth marketing campaigns have become in health care. Read More »

Glaser: Healthcare Is Amid Fifth IT Revolution

Tom Sullivan | Government Health IT | June 12, 2013

When Siemens Health Services CEO John Glaser’s daughter graduated from medical school this past weekend, it was a proud day for her and for him. [...] Read More »

Good News On Innovation And Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius | The White House Blog | May 28, 2013

A recent New York Times column [...] echoes what we’ve been hearing from health care providers and innovators: Data that support medical decision-making and collaboration, dovetailing with new tools in the Affordable Care Act, are spurring the innovation necessary to deliver improved health care for more people at affordable prices. Read More »

Health 2.0 Europe Announces Call for Speakers for 2012 Annual Conference in Berlin

Staff Writer | Health 2.0 | March 12, 2012

Health 2.0 today announced the Call for Speakers for its Health 2.0 Europe 2012 Annual Conference, which will be held Nov. 6-7 in Berlin, Germany. The two-day event will set the stage for the next wave of technology innovation.  Read More »

Health Cloud Grows In Europe

Dillan Yogendra | HIEWatch | July 25, 2013

Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a key enabler for enterprise-wide solutions. In the healthcare IT market, implementing cloud computing technologies effectively can assist European healthcare providers to improve the quality of medical services and the efficiency of operations, share information geographically, and manage overheads. Read More »

Health IT Orthodoxy after the Supreme Court

John Loonsk | Government Health IT | July 2, 2012

The focus of ACA attention will turn to results or repeal. And while a different decision could have had ACA become a weight on HITECH and health information technology (HIT), the principally bi-partisan nature of the HIT agenda should now refocus attention almost exclusively on results for it. Read More »

Health Product Declaration Open Standard Launched

Katie Weeks | ARCHITECT | November 9, 2012

Nadav Malin, a member of the Health Product Declaration Pilot Committee, expands on the need for transparency as part of EcoHome magazine's Vision 2020 series. Read More »

Healthcare Needs a Big Data Infusion

Stacey Higginbotham | GigaOM | March 9, 2012

To improve medicine and health IT, we need a big heaping dose of data. That’s the takeaway from a conversation with Aneesh Chopra, the former U.S. CTO and assistant to President Obama, at South by Southwest in Austin on Friday. Read More »

Help Crowdfund This Open-Source Crowdsourced Environmental Monitoring Platform

Derek Markham | TreeHugger | June 5, 2013

By empowering communities to collect data from their local environment and contribute to an interactive, worldwide environmental database, the folks behind the Smart Citizen Kit are enabling a whole new level of participation from citizen scientists. Read More »

HHS CTO Todd Park to Serve as the Second Chief Technology Officer of the United States

Alex Howard | O'Reilly Radar | March 9, 2012

The nation is about to see what an "entrepreneur-in-residence" can do with open data and technology.

The White House has announced that Todd Park (@Todd_Park), the chief technology officer for the Department of Health and Human Services, will step into the role left open by Aneesh Chopra, the first person to hold the newly created position... Read More »

HIMSS 5 Factors for Picking a Healthcare Cloud Provider

Lee Kim | Government Health IT | August 21, 2012

The “cloud” (in computing) is not a new concept. If you use web-based e-mail, then you probably are tapping into the “cloud"...Healthcare providers are also turning to the cloud to remotely host their applications and data. Their reasons for doing this are generally to save money and/or to help ensure data is secure and available. Read More »

HL7 Developing New Health Care Messaging Standard

Brian T. Horowitz | eWeek | May 20, 2013

A new HL7 standard, called Fast Health Interoperable Resources (FHIR), could allow clinical research organizations to extract data from patients' records. Read More »