‘CMS has left physicians without any guidance or assurances that they will be capable of meeting program requirements’
In the continued absence of a meaningul use final rule, physicians have been left hanging, according to the American Medical Association, which is calling for an “automatic hardship exemption” to protect docs from circumstances outside their control.read more
A thrilled Tim Cook witnesses justification for Apple’s health strategy
An Apple Watch may have saved a teenagers life, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is so pleased that he offered the thankful teen an internship next year. Paul Houle, a 17-year-old from Massachusetts, says that the watch’s heart rate monitor tipped him off to a dangerous condition. Had he not gone to see a doctor to check out his unusually high heart rate, he may not be alive today.read more
SAN FRANCISCO — Marco Zappacosta runs an Internet start-up called Thumbtack that matches plumbers, yoga instructors and other workers with jobs, putting him in the middle of what is called the “gig economy.” Now, that position has made him in demand with a group of political power players.read more
Government workers see their own agencies as a bigger cybersecurity threat than hackers from China or Russia, according to a new survey.
The Obama administration has worked to boost the networks of the federal government, which have endured a string of data breaches in recent years, including the massive theft of information on an estimated 21.5 million federal employees or job applicants from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management. The hack is thought to have originated in China, but the biggest threat is in Washington, D.C., according to a new survey of federal IT workers sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and conducted by the Ponemon Institute.read more
All businesses must labor, to one degree or another, under a certain amount of mythology.
Some are general myths, such as “We’re good friends and work well together, so let’s form a partnership!” Some are more specific, such as “I’m a great cook. I should start a restaurant!”
The startup and scale-up worlds in Wisconsin are no different in most ways. Not only are there are widely held beliefs that apply to particular types of startup businesses, but some apply to entrepreneurial sector overall – as well as Wisconsin as a place to start and grow a business.read more
If you ever applied for device financing or service from T-Mobile anytime in the last two years, your personal information might have been stolen by hackers.
T-Mobile says as many as 15 million people may have been affected by the data breach, an attack that didn’t compromise T-Mobile’s own systems but rather those of its credit partner — the data vendor and credit bureau Experian. To be clear, the hack hurts even non-subscribers to T-Mobile — credit applicants who for whatever reason ultimately went with another service.read more
When health information technology tools support medical diagnostic teams, they can improve diagnoses, says the Institute of Medicine. Yet there have been “few demonstrations that health IT actually improves diagnosis in clinical practice.”
Diagnostic errors can be reduced or averted by the use of health information technology, the federal government’s HIT headquarters, the Office of the National Coordinator, contends.read more
Today’s “Factories of the Future” are shifting to Time-Based Thinking Based on Powerful Strategies Developed at the Center for Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM), University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Even if you have a small family-owned business or your company is a division of a large multi-national organization, it may be time to incorporate Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) methods to reduce product lead time and improve the flow of money.read more
From faculty recruitment to the new UW2020 WARF Discovery Initiative, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is investing in the future of UW–Madison.
WARF, the nonprofit foundation that patents and commercializes campus inventions, has granted the university $58.5 million for the 2015-16 academic year.
“WARF exists to benefit UW–Madison,” says WARF Managing Director Carl Gulbrandsen. “We support campus competitiveness through our investments of time, expertise and funds. The annual grant is one way we’re proud to show our commitment.”read more
Android 6.0 will come with some treats for developers.
Google just unloaded a slew of announcements Tuesday in San Francisco, at an event covering new hardware products, new software features, and some new capabilites of interest to its enormous community of Android app developers.read more