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Increasingly Popular Cooking Hacks Offers e-Health Biometric Sensor Platform to Monitor Patients via Arduino, Raspberry Pi

Ed Silverstein | Health Tech Zone | January 17, 2013

A new e-Health sensor platform has been developed to provide tools to monitor patient conditions via Arduino and Raspberry Pi open source hardware platforms. The service is from Cooking Hacks, the open hardware division of Libelium, the wireless sensor networks platform provider for Smart Cities solutions. Read More »

Industry Group Warns of Bleakest IT Budget in 17 Years

Emily Kopp | Federal News Radio | October 18, 2011

The government's IT budget hasn't been squeezed this hard since Forrest Gump was on the big screen in 1994, according to an industry group survey. Civilian agencies will spend $42.7 billion on technology in fiscal 2012, and see an increase of two percent to $46.8 billion by 2017. Read More »

Interoperability Headaches in Fitness and Medical Devices

Andy Oram | EMR & EHR | October 19, 2015

The promise of device data pervades the health care field. It’s
intrinsic to patient-centered medical homes, it beckons clinicians who are enamored with hopes for patient engagement, and it causes data analysts in health care to salivate. This promise also drives the data aggregation services offered by Validic and just recently, the Shimmer integration tool from Open mHealth. But according to David Haddad, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Open mHealth, devices resist attempts to yield up their data to programmers and automated tools.

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iPhones And iPads Poised To Win Key Pentagon Security Nod Next Week

Aliya Sternstein | Nextgov | May 9, 2013

Apple, within days, is set to finish clearing two safety hurdles that had kept the iPhone and iPad out of fingers’ way in the Defense Department and some civilian agencies. Read More »

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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Medical Health Records on iPhone Now Available to US Veterans

Press Release | Apple | November 6, 2019

Health Records on iPhone brings together veterans' hospitals, clinics and existing information on the Health app to make it easy for them to see their medical data across multiple providers.Apple and the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced that veterans across the nation and surrounding territories now have access to the Health Records feature in the Health app on iPhone. The VA gradually launched Health Records to select patients this summer, and now veterans who are iOS users and receive their care through the Veterans Health Administration can see a fuller, more comprehensive picture of their health that includes information from multiple providers. "Helping veterans gain a better understanding of their health is our chance to show our gratitude for their service," said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer. "By working with the VA to offer Health Records on iPhone, we hope to help those who served have greater peace of mind that their health care is in good hands." Read More »

Open or Complete?

Dick Davies | Through the Browser | July 2, 2012

For the last five years I have been trying to understand the tension between enterprise or proprietary development and open source development. A prominent example has been the competition between the iPhone and the Android operating system... Read More »

OSCAR Pro EMR Becomes First Canadian EMR and Telehealth Platform to Offer Health Records on iPhone

Press Release | WELL Health Technologies Corp. | May 5, 2021

WELL Health Technologies Corp...today announced Health Records on iPhone is now rolling out for clinicians and patients across WELL's primary care clinics, EMR network, Tia Health virtual care service and "apps.health" marketplace. Health Records on iPhone allows patients to securely view and store their own available medical records from multiple providers right in the Apple Health app on their iPhone or iPod touch, with their privacy and data protected at all times. "Delivering on patient-centric healthcare and patient enablement is a big part of WELL's overarching mission and vision.  For this reason, we are delighted to be the first telehealth and Canadian EMR platform in Canada to offer Health Records and enable patients to download and view their health information on iPhone," said Hamed Shahbazi, Chairman and CEO of WELL.

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Pharma, Data Veteran Stephen Friend Bites At Apple’s Health Offer

Alex Lash | Xconomy | June 23, 2016

Consumer tech giant Apple, which has spent considerable effort positioning its products as health and fitness helpers, has just hired someone who knows Big Pharma and Big Data. Stephen Friend, a veteran of drug R&D and, more recently, a nonprofit effort to foster more collaborative biomedical research and more data sharing, is joining Apple in an unspecified capacity. The news emerged today from Sage Bionetworks, the Seattle nonprofit that Friend founded after leaving drug giant Merck, where he was a senior research executive for eight years...

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Quest Opens Direct Access To Lab Results

David F Carr | Information Week | April 11, 2014

Quest Diagnostics capitalizes on regulatory change and gives patients access to their own lab results on the web and mobile devices, boosting its own EHR software in the process.

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Regardless Of Latest Verdict, Samsung Has Already Won The Battle With Apple

Ina Fried | Re/Code | April 30, 2014

The jury is still out on the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial, but Samsung has already won the larger battle...For all its legal victories, including a roughly $1 billion verdict in the last patent trial, Samsung has continued to grow its share of the smartphone market, both in the U.S. and globally.

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Regenstrief Institute Hopes to Create Comprehensive Patient Profile by Leveraging FHIR

Mark Taylor | MedCity News | August 23, 2016

In the quest for interoperability, Regenstrief Institute, the Indianapolis-based healthcare research and informatics organization, is piloting a heavily touted method of compiling healthcare information electronically. The not-for-profit Regenstrief’s Center for Medical Biomedical Informatics has developed a platform for merging data from different electronic health records systems to produce a comprehensive patient health profile for hospitals and physicians...

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Rotten To The Core: Apple Stole The Idea And Name For Their New HealthKit App From Us, Claim Australian Tech Designers

Daniel Mills | Mail Online | June 4, 2014

...An Australian start-up company is considering launching legal action against US tech giant Apple, alleging it stole the name it trades under for a mobile app...

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So...Is Paying Ransom What Bitcoin Is For?

The tech, law enforcement, and privacy worlds are abuzz with the recent decision by Apple to refuse to help the FBI crack the security on an iPhone, even though the iPhone in question belonged to an alleged terrorist/mass murderer.  As fascinating and important as that story is, I was even more interested in another cybersecurity story, about a hospital paying ransom to hackers in order to regain access to its own computer systems. This was not the first such occurrence, and it won't be the last.

Syrup-Makers Go High-Tech With Wireless Monitoring

Lisa Rathke & Holly Ramer | AP | April 1, 2014

Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks.  The tubes that draw sap from trees straight to sugar houses often get pulled down or bent by falling limbs or chewed by critters, meaning sugar-makers spend hours and sometimes days stomping through snowy woods to find and fix problems — a big time-waster in a sugaring season that lasts just a few weeks.

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