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Millions Of Consumers Face Sticker Shock When 'Open Enrollment' Begins In October

Jim Doyle | St. Louis Today | March 3, 2013

President Barack Obama’s ambitious goal that all Americans have access to health care will take a huge step forward this fall with the opening of federal and state insurance exchanges. But it is too soon to tell whether these bold creations of the Affordable Care Act will actually bring “affordable” care to consumers... Read More »

Mobile Giants Forced To Reckon With Emerging Markets

Jon Fortt | CNBC | February 25, 2013

This, in a nutshell, is the challenge that faces the entire mobile industry: Growth opportunities lie in emerging markets, where a new price-sensitive middle class is booming. To win the next phase of the computing race, the heavyweights will have to rethink their approach. Read More »

Monopoly Madness

Glyn Moody | The H | May 23, 2012

Monopolies, whether created by the state or created by the market, can be problematic for open source, and as technology moves forward, new spaces to monopolise are always appearing. Glyn Moody looks at how the authorities should handle the problem.

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Mostashari To EHR Makers: Be 'Moral And Right' Or Else

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | February 7, 2013

Mostashari said that some vendors go beyond the boundaries of what society views as proper, in their lack of opaque pricing. He said he gets complaints from providers on a daily basis, saying that some pricing or contract requirements are unfair to them, and asking if there could be some federally regulated norms around pricing. Read More »

Move Over, Cisco IOS: Dawn Of The Industry-Standard Switch

Paul Venezia | InfoWorld | June 24, 2013

Bring your own switch, load your own operating system, and save a bundle -- maybe Read More »

Mozilla Announces $25 Firefox OS Smartphone

Barry Levine | CIO Today | February 24, 2014

A Firefox OS reference handset for developers, called the Firefox OS Flame, was presented by the Mozilla Foundation as a prototype of the $25 model. It offers a dual-core, 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, 4.5-inch 854x480 display, NFC, a 5-megapixel camera on the back and 2-megapixel on the front, and 3G wireless data. Read More »

NationBuilder Brings Community Software To Government

Luke Fretwell | GovFresh | January 31, 2013

NationBuilder Vice President of Community Adriel Hampton introduces the company’s newest offering, NationBuilder Government. Read More »

New Crowdsourcing Platform Can Save You Money On Medical Bills

Staff Writer | IdeaConnection | September 25, 2012

The costs of health-care are often a huge burden to households in the US, especially when there’s an unforeseen injury or illness. Hoping to help people keep hold of more of their money and shed some light on medical costs is a website called Clear Health Costs that lets users know what others are paying for medical treatment. Read More »

New Drugs Trail Many Old Ones In Effectiveness Against Disease

Sharon Begley | Reuters | June 3, 2013

Despite the more than $50 billion that U.S. pharmaceutical companies have spent every year since the mid-2000s to discover new medications, drugmakers have barely improved on old standbys developed decades ago. Read More »

New NC Health Law Aims For Transparency, HIE

Anthony Brino | Government Health IT | August 23, 2013

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ website will soon be publishing the prices of the 140 most common in-patient, surgical and imaging services performed by every hospital in the state. Read More »

New York State Hospital Data Exposes Big Markups, And Odd Bargains

Nina Bernstein | New York Times | December 9, 2013

Just how expensive is your hospital? In New York, the answer may lie in a trove of hospital cost data newly posted online by the State Health Department. Read More »

ONC Holds A Key To The Structural Deficit

Adrian Gropper | The Health Care Blog | April 7, 2013

It’s called Blue Button+ and it works by giving physicians and patients the power to drive change. Read More »

Open Access

Cecy Marden | Before It's News | July 1, 2013

Imagine, if you will, open access as a train, running up and down the length of the country, travelling anywhere track is laid, delivering papers, books, ideas to all and sundry. Research funders have the opportunity to man the signal boxes and set the open access movement’s direction of travel. Read More »

Open Access Gains Momentum In Washington

Staff Writer | MIT News | April 12, 2013

When MIT faculty adopted an open access (OA) policy for their scholarly articles in March 2009, they expressed a strong philosophical commitment to disseminating "the fruits of their research and scholarship" as widely as possible. The MIT Libraries are paying close attention to recent events in Washington that have the potential to expand this commitment... Read More »

Open Access, Library And Publisher Competition, And The Evolution Of General Commerce

Andrew Odlyzko | Cornell University Library | February 5, 2013

Discussions of the economics of scholarly communication are usually devoted to Open Access, rising journal prices, publisher profits, and boycotts. That ignores what seems a much more important development in this market... Read More »