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Technology Is Destroying The Music Industry, Which Is Great For The Next Taylor Swift

Ian Morris | Forbes | November 17, 2014

...So how will technology kill the music industry then? Well, it will simply destroy the record label...

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Ten Simple Rules For The Open Development Of Scientific Software

Andreas Prlić and James B. Procter | Computational Biology | December 6, 2012

Open-source software development has had significant impact, not only on society, but also on scientific research. Papers describing software published as open source are amongst the most widely cited publications [...]. It is surprising, therefore, that so few papers are accompanied by open software, given the benefits that this may bring. Read More »

That Was The Open Access Week That Was

Stephen Curry | Reciprocal Space | November 5, 2012

A round-up of some of the issues that got an airing during Open Access (OA) Week and in the days that followed, including more rumination on the implementation and implications of the RCUK OA policy, more bad (and some good) publisher behaviour, ideas for new directions in OA publishing and, finally, an important African perspective on the rumbling debate. Read More »

The Data Divide

Sean Martin McDonald | FrontlineSMS | February 5, 2013

[T]he digitization of interactions means that every time we carry a smart phone, send a text message, or buy something online, we’re creating value for someone. A lot of it, as it turns out. These days, information isn’t just power, it’s big money.

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The Elusive Quest To Transform Healthcare Through Patient Empowerment

Andy Oram | O'Reilly Strata | May 23, 2013

Would you take a morning off from work to discuss health care costs and consumer empowerment in health care? Over a hundred people in the Boston area did so on Monday, May 6, for the conference “Empowering Healthcare Consumers... Read More »

The Government’s Hurricane Sandy Pages Play By Play

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | June 4, 2013

With its satellites, scanners and links to local officials, the federal government is often the best source for trusted information during a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster. Read More »

The Growing Legend of Athenahealth’s Jonathan Bush

Stephanie Baum | MedCity News | January 15, 2016

Profane badass. Renaissance leader. Super hero. Those were some of the reactions on social media to a photo this week capturing athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush crouched over an unconscious man trying to save his life with a couple of construction workers. His act also underscored his status as a larger than life character across healthcare...He’s become the healthcare Chuck Norris. You can’t beat Jonathan Bush because he’s Jonathan Bush and no one messes with Jonathan Bush.

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The Law That Gave Us The Modern Internet—And The Campaign To Kill It

Derek Khanna | The Atlantic | September 12, 2013

Ever heard of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act? It gave birth to the social web. Here's why we need more laws just like it. Read More »

The Life-Saving Power Of Crowdsourcing

Russ Linden | Governing | January 23, 2013

"The future is already here--it's just not very evenly distributed." There's a good deal of truth in science-fiction author William Gibson's observation. One of the most interesting and powerful aspects of our future--a tool that has the potential to take us a long way toward distributing information to where it can do the most good--is the phenomenon known as "crowdsourcing." Read More »

The Pentagon Contract That Could Shape EHRs For Years To Come — Epic Pays Out To Win Friends And Influence Congress

Arthur Allen | | October 17, 2014

GENTLEMEN (AND WOMEN) START YOUR (INTEROPERABLE) ENGINES: The Department of Defense’s $11 billion, 10-year contract for a new electronic health records system won’t just shape military health for the next decade, reports Ashley Gold, it could very well predict the future of electronic health records and their handling of interoperability. Read More »

The Role Of Big Data In Personalizing The Healthcare Experience: Mobile

Cheaper, faster, better technology is enabling nearly one in four people around the world to connect with each other anytime, anywhere, as online social networks have changed the way we live, work and play. In healthcare, the data generated by mobile phones and sensors can give us new information about ourselves, extend the reach of our healers and help to accelerate a societal shift towards greater personal engagement in healthcare. Read More »

The Roles I Play

John Halamka | Healthcare IT News | January 15, 2014

As 2014 begins, I marvel at the evolution of the CIO role from 1997 to 2014. Gone are the days when my role was to serve as technical expert, configuring web servers, optimizing data bases, or simplifying code. [...] Here are a few examples of the roles I play today from the past few weeks: Read More »

The Secret Behind The Turkish Protesters’ Social Media Mastery

Alex Kantrowitz | MediaShift | July 1, 2013

Since the end of May, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets across Turkey, using social media with great skill to propel their rebuke of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan forward. [...] Read More »

The Unheard Millions: A New Audience Joins Global News Conversations

Trevor Knoblich | Idea Lab | August 31, 2012

The field of journalism has faced a number of technology-driven changes in the past decade, including the advent of blogs, the generating and sharing of news via social media, and the tentative move by many governments to provide open data. Read More »

The VA’s Generational Problem

Juliette Kayyem | The Boston Globe | May 27, 2013

This week, we honor those who have died in America’s wars. And those who survive. [...] Nonetheless, support for veterans has taken a decidedly political turn lately as calls mount for the secretary of veterans affairs, Eric Shinseki, to resign. Read More »