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HealthTap Announces a Comprehensive Health App Platform

Andy Oram | EMR & HIPPA | October 10, 2016

For the past five years, HealthTap has been building a network of doctors and patients who exchange information and advice through information forums, messaging, video teleconferencing, and other integrated services. According to CEO Ron Gutman, all that platform building has taught them a lot about what health app developers need–knowledge that they’ve expanded by listening to hospitals and third-party app developers over the years. On Tuesday, November 1, HealthTap announced a comprehensive cloud platform pulling together all these ideas. The features in the press release read like a wish list from health app developers...

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HealthTap Unveils “HealthTap Cloud™”

Press Release | HealthTap | November 2, 2016

HealthTap...today unveiled HealthTap Cloud™, a first-of-its-kind development platform that enables health developers to build applications more efficiently and cost effectively. HealthTap Cloud™ is powered by HOPES™, the world’s first Health Operating System, which connects the entire continuum of care to each person’s unique Personal Health Record (PHR). Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Software Development Kits (SDKs) that help developers build highly personalized web, iOS, and Android apps are available with HealthTap Cloud™...

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Hoopla Wants To Be A Free Netflix For Library Users

Laura Hazard Owen | GigaOM | July 24, 2013

Hoopla wants to make borrowing material from a library as convenient as streaming content on the web. The company, launching to the public today after several months in beta, offers patrons of participating libraries access to on-demand streaming movies and TV shows, as well as audiobooks and music that can be streamed or downloaded. Read More »

How Firefox OS Could Sneak Into The Smartphone Chicken Coop

Patrick Nelson | LinuxInsider | July 26, 2013

With the mobile industry now so heavily dominated by Android and iOS, is there possibly room for another contender? That remains to be seen, of course, but Firefox OS has several advantages to set it apart. Read More »

HP Releases More Details on the Open Sourcing of webOS

Jim Zemlin | The Linux Foundation | January 25, 2012

This morning, HP gave further details of its contribution of the webOs platform to the open source community. I find these details and the timeline associated with the release to be positive developments, both for Linux and for the wider mobile markets.

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HP Said to Dump Microsoft over Surface: WART is No Longer Welcome at Most OEMs

Charlie Demerjian | SemiAccurate | June 29, 2012

Remember when we said that Microsoft management was essentially incompetent and destroyed their partner relationships with a single WARTy Surface? We were being too kind, their largest OEM, HP, just bailed. Read More »

Humetrix Presents Disruptive Personal Health App Solutions Before US Congress

As a former practicing physician, data scientist and public health officer, I became a healthcare IT entrepreneur focusing on mobile technology because I believed that the best way to treat patients, improve health outcomes, and reduce waste is to put patients’ critical health information into their own hands, so they can share that information with their physicians when needed. With 68 percent of Americans using a smart phone daily1, and new HIPAA rules giving each of us a legal right to electronically access our health records, consumer facing mobile health applications can be a cure to the information blocking which is still plaguing our health care system. In a healthcare environment in which one-third of expenditures are wasted3 on redundant care, and medical errors representing the third leading cause of death in the U.S. today4, having immediate access to a patient’s health history can literally save lives and also significantly reduce healthcare costs.

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Humetrix Receives FCC Chairman's Award for Advancements In Accessibility for SOS QR at M-Enabling Summit

Press Release | Humetrix | June 14, 2016

Humetrix, developer of the award-winning SOS QR emergency mobile platform, just received the 2016 FCC Chairman's Award for Advancements in Accessibility (AAA).  SOS QR was recognized as an important tool to help individuals with disabilities lead independent lives, during a keynote address by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler at this week's M-Enabling Summit, in Washington, D.C. Available for iOS, Android devices and the Apple Watch, SOS QR lets anyone create an emergency record that includes contacts, medical conditions, medications and allergies, and makes it available via a QR code on the device' lock screen.

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Internet of Things in Healthcare: What's Next for IoT Technology in the Health Sector

Graysen Christopher | Computer World UK | July 19, 2016

Internet of Things technology holds the potential to revolutionise the healthcare industry, but not before overcoming barriers of security and data ownership.
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any physical object embedded with technology capable of exchanging data and is pegged to create a more efficient healthcare system in terms of time, energy and cost. One area where the technology could prove transformative is in healthcare – with analysts at MarketResearch.com claiming the sector will be worth $117 million by 2020...

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iPhones Have A Major Security Hole That Apple Installed On Purpose

Zach Wener-Fligner | Quartz | July 22, 2014

If you use an iPhone or iPad, your photos, web history, and GPS logs are vulnerable to theft and surveillance via back-door protocols running on all iOS devices, according forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski, better known by the hacker moniker “NerveGas.”...

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Is Android Becoming The New Windows?

Chris Wakefield | Comtech IT Support | July 25, 2013

At the moment in the smartphone market Android is king.  It is currently the most used operating system by some margin and most analysts expect this to continue.  In some ways this resembles the rise of Microsoft Windows in the early nineties and like Windows Android’s popularity is coming with a big price tag – viruses. Read More »

Join the M Revolution

Luis Ibáñez | OpenSource.com | February 2, 2012

M is a multi-user, strongly imperative language designed to manipulate and control massive databases. It is used in the high availability, high reliability niche of the computer market—which includes banking and hospitals. It provides simple data abstractions, in which all data values are strings of characters, and all data can be structured as multiple dimensional arrays. M data structures are sparse, using strings of characters as subscripts. M is itself a language combined with a database engine

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Kenya: Ushahidi's Ping APP To Help Users Check On Status of Colleagues

Lilian Mutegi | allAfrica | October 9, 2014

Ushahidi has released a private alpha for its new messaging app,Ping, that has already been translated into 15 languages and works with a variety of global SMS providers like Nexmo, Twilio and Clickatell among others.  Ping with the private alpha will open the doors to businesses, municipalities, and organizations who are looking for tool like Ping...

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Linux Whips Apple's macOS in the Race to the Automobile CarOS

I don't think much about it while I'm driving, but I sure do love that my car is equipped with a system that lets me use a few buttons and my voice to call my wife, mom, and children. That same system allows me to choose whether I listen to music streaming from the cloud, satellite radio, or the more traditional AM/FM radio. I also get weather updates and can direct my in-vehicle GPS to find the fastest route to my next destination. In-vehicle infotainment, or IVI as it's known in the industry, has become ubiquitous in today's newest automobiles...

Matchstick Launches The Flint Open Source Streaming Platform With New Hardware Partnerships

Press Release | Matchstick, AOC, TCL | January 5, 2015

AOC and TCL join Matchstick to develop and market a target one million streaming devices in 2015 using the Flint platform...

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