Ice cream is more than a dessert to Maya Warren: it’s her future. She studies it on a molecular level and plans to start a business related to ice cream after graduation.
“To this day, I love it more than yesterday. I love what I do,” Warren says. “The beauty of it is that I’ve been able to take a passion that is a science and make it an entrepreneurial endeavor.”read more
It will likely be early 2014 before the fund is ready to make investments in emerging companies, and even then all the money won’t be invested at once. There’s no sense in force-feeding investment dollars to young companies; that money is better parsed out over time as those companies hit their milestones.read more
While most teenagers spend their Sundays catching up on homework, high school senior Christina Gee has spent the last few months helping build the next Snapchat. She serves as one of several teen advisors to Squawk Messenger, an app launching in the App Store today on...read more
Aurora Research Institute using $1.5 million DOD grant to develop advanced electronic health record system
The Aurora Research Institute, a division of Aurora Health Care focused on centralizing research efforts within the health care system, is using a $1.5 million U.S. Dept. of Defense grant to study an advanced electronic health record system that proactively alerts...read more
It’s a unique time in American healthcare, with once-in-a-generation federal healthcare reform getting underway amid the rise of consumer technology and the birth of mobile health, as the ONC’s Lygeia Ricciardi noted at the Government Health IT Conference in June.read more
Six SSM Health Care hospitals are among the best in the nation at consistently providing outstanding patient care and setting a high standard in clinical excellence. The six SSM hospitals achieved top performance in key quality areas in the Premier healthcare alliance...read more
Threats to information security are now posed by adversaries that have become much more sophisticated and numerous, from nation-states pursuing an illicit version of foreign policy to “hacktivists” infiltrating systems as a form of political protest. Moreover, many attackers have moved away from “smash-and-grab” tactics and now try to embed themselves in networks indefinitely. This has led information security professionals to focus not only on preventing breaches, but also on detecting them rapidly when they occur—not weeks or months or even years later.read more
High impact angel investing in the major venture capital centers is not without its special challenges. That said, problems like a target rich environment of experienced entrepreneurs and a plethora of alternative funding options are, as they say, pretty high quality problems to have. Outside of the major venture centers, angels face another set of problems; problems that on the whole make successful angel investing in these locales more challenging than it is for their venture center counterparts.read more
Dr. Marty Kohn still remembers the day he was called to the boss’s office and admonished for doing his job.
During his days as a practicing physician, Kohn, now IBM Research’s chief medical scientist for care delivery systems, was treating a male patient complaining of back pain. In Kohn’s judgment, the care protocol did not call for scheduling an MRI, despite the patient’s insistence that such a test was justified.read more
Teradata TDC -0.02%, IBM IBM +0.47%, SAS and Tableau are among the big data specialists offering training for data scientists, sophisticated analysts, business intelligence experts – whatever they end up being called, but people who can work with the data they can collect and store.
Teradata said it wants to ensure there are enough data experts to make good use of its technology. Companies are working with universities on data analytics programs. They are also working on certification programs to provide credentials for geeks who might not want to go through four years of sociology and readings in French literature on their way to getting a job in big data.read more
27,000 IT workers have their say We asked IT employees at the 100 organizations that made our 2013 Best Places to Work in IT list a variety of questions about benefits, career opportunities and the workplace environment at their companies. Here are a few highlights...read more
Data-sharing in healthcare remains difficult, and despite assertions that the industry is on the cusp of a breakthrough, many are impatient with the slow pace of progress.
Those attending the Digital Healthcare Conference in Madison, Wis., last week addressed some of the biggest questions about the sad state of interoperability, according to InformationWeek.read more
For all the money it has spent, you don’t hear about I.B.M. as a powerhouse of cloud computing-based services. Cloud computing is still a tiny fraction of the company’s $106 billion in annual revenue. Still, I.B.M. has spent more than $4 billion acquiring cloud...read more
The average patient can’t fathom why the sharing of electronic medical records is so hard. But those inside healthcare aren’t thrilled either with the state of electronic record interoperability, as several smart discussions at this week’s Digital Healthcare Conference in Madison, Wis., showed.
“If we’re this far into this implementation across the country, and we still have this level of discordance, shame on us,” said Dr. Frank Byrne, president of Wisconsin’s St. Mary’s Hospital. “How did we get here and how do we get out? Because we’ve created barriers.”read more
COMS Interactive, a startup that produces an SaaS products for the health care industry, has secured a new $21 million round of funding, the company announced today. COMS’ main product is Daylight IQ, a software suite that manages health and disease profiles for...read more