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January 17, 2018

Hype to Reality: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare

By |January 17th, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) – the ability of computers to learn human-like functions or tasks – has shown great promise. What was previously considered the sole domain of human cognition is already being leveraged successfully across many industries. Now, the technology sector is witnessing what appears to be important new advances in AI that are […]

How a nonprofit and HIE work together to tackle advance care planning

By |January 17th, 2018

Achieving the Triple Aim goals of better patient care for healthier populations at lower costs is a strategy many healthcare providers are striving for. While health systems and networks deploy a range of tactics and technologies to work toward that end, advanced care planning is emerging as a piece of the puzzle. …read […]

ST17-001: Securing the Internet of Things

By |January 16th, 2018

Original release date: November 16, 2017 | Last revised: November 17, 2017

The Internet of Things refers to any object or device that sends and receives data automatically through the Internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things” includes tags (also known as labels or chips that automatically track objects), sensors, and devices that interact with […]

Maersk, IBM create world’s first blockchain-based, electronic shipping platform

By |January 16th, 2018

Maersk and IBM today announced a joint venture to deploy a blockchain-based electronic shipping system that will digitize supply chains and track international cargo in real time.The new platform could save the global shipping industry billions of dollars a year by replacing the current EDI- and paper-based system, which can leave containers in […]

InSpectre: See whether your PC’s protected from Meltdown and Spectre

By |January 16th, 2018

If you’re wondering whether your computer is susceptible to the latest bête noir, Meltdown and Spectre, you can take the official Microsoft patch and, after a suitable amount of technical drudgery, come away with a result that doesn’t answer much. Or you can try Steve Gibson’s new InSpectre and – with suitable caveats – […]

2017 ONC Annual Meeting Highlights: Why burden reduction and interoperability matter

By |January 16th, 2018

A full house for the 2017 ONC Annual Meeting at the Washington Hilton Ballroom Photo: Peter Ashkenaz If you’ve heard me speak in the past few months, you’ll know that the focus of my remarks is primarily on ONC’s mission to achieve nationwide interoperability and reduce clinician burden relative to health IT. I […]

Microsoft buys Avere Systems for its cloud-based high performance computing tech

By |January 16th, 2018

Software giant will add file-based storage capabilities for Windows and Linux to its Azure cloud. …read more

October 9, 2017

Covenant Health adds telemedicine services at 4 skilled nursing facilities

By |October 9th, 2017

TripleCare’s telemedicine-based approach allows physicians to differentiate patients who require a hospital transfer from those who can be treated in Covenant’s facilities. …read more

September 8, 2016

IDG Contributor Network: AppDirect scores ‘major milestone’ partnership with Canadian telco

By |September 8th, 2016

A decade or so ago I was involved in a consulting project with a large telco that wanted to “smart the dumb pipes” and add extra services to its regular phone and tolls packages.
The theory went, back then, that since regular tolls and phone line services were being disrupted by Voice over IP (VoIP) […]

Quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

By |September 7th, 2016

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today’s cybersecurity technologies useless. Earlier this year the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a call for help on the matter, and this week the Global Risk Institute added its voice to the mix.
Because of […]