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Amazon's S3 cloud storage service has a new option, called AWS Import/Export, for quickly uploading large amounts of information to its datacenters. It uses a well-developed, multimodal content delivery network that can transmit terabytes of data faster than a T-3 leased line....

During the course of a normal business day, Gregg Feinerman likes to send out Twitter updates. He's just like tens of millions of folks around the country. But there's a difference: Feinerman is a Lasik eye surgeon. "All the people working in our office are doing it,...

With billions in stimulus dollars available to help doctors and hospitals digitize their health records, it stands to reason that tech companies want to make spending that money as easy as possible. Several of the players--Allscripts, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Intel, Intuit, Microsoft, and Nuance Communications--have teamed...

To his frustration, Steven Schwartz often encounters patients who have no idea what each of the pills they've been popping is called. "But usually they can tell you what it looks like," the Georgetown University Medical Center family practitioner said. "They might say it's a blue,...

Before we start raising more taxes in Illinois, we should ask the voters what they want. While many agencies have filed for more funding, this isn’t parallel to the goose that laid the golden egg. There is definitely a grassroots movement of people wanting to...

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has asked the Obama administration to require that any electronic health-record equipment receiving stimulus funding be certified by a group the association helped to start and run, documents show. HIMSS, which represents 350 technology vendors and 20,000...

As a member of the Health Information Technology (HIT) policy committee, Charles Kennedy, vice president of Health Information Technology for WellPoint Inc., was one of 20 people named to the committee that will advise the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on implementation of a...