A study by Stanford researchers finds computers can predict lung cancer patient outcomes better than pathologists. While the study is specific to the medical profession, it illustrates the promise and potential of machine learning for IT professionals in any industry.read more
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic’s campus to learn how the company thinks about design and usability. Takeaway: Health IT is hard. One vice president even said if she wanted an easier job she could just go to Facebook.read more
Health services around the globe still struggle with mental health disorders, relying on a patient to provide documentation of mood changes in a journal or be open with a doctor or psychiatrist.
Both solutions are not seeing excellent results, which is why U.K. based Cambridge Cognition and Ctrl Group have announced Cognitive Kit, a software platform that lets patient express their mood and improve memory, attention, and reaction on a wearable.read more
The Justice Department’s investigation of Baltimore police this month rebuked the agency for an entrenched culture of discriminatory policing. Deep within their findings, Justice investigators singled out a core failure: Baltimore’s system for identifying troubled officers was broken and existed in name only.
In Baltimore, Justice found that critical disciplinary records were excluded from its early intervention system, that police supervisors often intervened only after an officer’s behavior became egregious and that when they did, the steps they took were inadequate.read more
MADISON – With a constancy that goes unnoticed by most people, crude and refined oil flows past us every minute, hour and day. Millions of barrels move to and through Wisconsin daily via a mix of transportation modes that carry with them varying degrees of risk and...read more
Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask. What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the human brain so that we can keep up with the machines.read more
The promise of genomics and personalized care are closer than many realize. But clinical systems and EHRs are not ready yet. While policymakers and innovators play catch-up, here’s a look at what you need to know.read more
Amazon knows customers want to do things with the data streams they’re capturing in the cloud. With that in mind, AWS is offering Kinesis Analytics as its answer.read more
State policymakers might easily believe so-called “advance industry” jobs are purely a Madison or Milwaukee phenomenon and not really all that relevant to the rest of Wisconsin.
A recently released report from the Brookings Institution, a respected national think tank, dispels that myth by highlighting the importance of such jobs to cities outside Wisconsin’s “Big Two” metros.read more
Judy Faulkner refutes rivals’ claims about Epic EHR being closed, explains interoperability challenges
Healthcare IT News traveled to Epic’s Verona, Wisconsin, campus and met with the company’s elusive founder, as well as with Epic Vice President Peter DeVault. The two talked a lot about interoperability – but perhaps not enough to quell critics.read more
You only have to look at recent headlines to confirm that cybersecurity is a critical concern that touches every industry and every individual, and threats are only continuing to increase. CISO shares how other industry leaders can help close the talent gap.read more
After detonating various strains of ransomware in its lab, security specialist Exabeam learned that because encrypting large data-sets takes time, hospitals hit with ransomware can stop it, if they act quickly.read more
Maybe you’ve noticed an uptick in the number of people walking around your city or town while staring at their phones. Well, Niantic CEO John Hanke is sorry about that and is looking forward to a time where that is less common.read more
The State of Michigan approved a $17 million loan to build a 311-acre facility for autonomous vehicle testing on Wednesday. The loan will be used to purchase unused land at Willow Run, which used to be owned by General Motors and was a Ford bomber plant in WWII.
It will be one of the largest facilities dedicated to autonomous vehicle testing. The American Center for Mobility (ACM), which will run the facility, plans to add faux houses, traffic lights, and other urban features to simulate real life events.read more
Oracle Corporation may well be the single most important technology firm for businesses. Over 300,000 companies around the world use its database, and 100,000 customers have purchased its business applications. Even companies gunning for Oracle — like Amazon, Google and Salesforce — have used Oracle’s technology.
Why does that matter, though, in the world of cloud computing, and what will Oracle’s approach look like? Perhaps like a Google search, only for every business decision.read more
Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report. Android slates dominated tablet shipments during the second quarter, but IDC expressed concerns about the platform’s future in the enterprise. Apple’s iOS scored well with consumers and mobile pros, while Microsoft’s Windows platform brought up the rear.read more
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years.
IT spending is undergoing a shift from traditional sources, such as direct server and software license purchases, into public cloud computing. The amount of money IT will spend on cloud services this year is $114 billion, and will grow to $216 billion in the year 2020, according to a report released by Gartner.read more
At a recent event in Madrid, 120 members of the region’s biomedical technology innovation community, including public leaders, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and clinicians gathered to celebrate five years of the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium. They’re looking forward to future to continued collaboration.read more
President Obama approved a new directive Tuesday that spells out for the first time in writing how the government handles significant cyber-incidents. The directive lets the public know which agency handles what, answering an oft-heard question after a breach: Whom do I call for help?read more
Nintendo made it clear on Friday that it didn’t actually develop everyone’s favorite augmented reality game. Pokemon Go is an unprecedented success, but Nintendo recently admitted it won’t directly profit from the augmented reality game, leading to a loss of $6.7 billion in Nintendo’s market value on Monday. Nintendo’s market value rose by $7.5 billion on July 11th, just after Pokemon Go went public and became an instant, massive hit across the globe.read more