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Several agencies in the federal government plan this year to launch pilots of the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN). Agencies will use Harris Corp.'s CONNECT, according to the company, a product developed to allow agencies and healthcare providers to exchange patient information electronically on...

The concept of Digital Healthcare is working its way into our day-to-day vernacular particularly given the push by our new U.S. President, who has vowed that the U.S. healthcare system will be digitalized during the next 5 years. But for the layman what does this...

Spam is no longer merely nuisance e-mail run amok. Spam is electronic junk mail that doesn't have to be malicious to be costly. The loss of productivity alone adds up. Ferris Research, a San Francisco-based information technology market research firm, estimated it costs 4 cents...

For those not at HIMMS this week, here’s a video with the Wisconsin Health Exchange discussing their choice of Amalga from Microsoft for their solution for integrating and aggregating data in the ER rooms. The Medical Quack covered the original release a short while...

Whether you love it or hate it, the Small Business Administration has a new leader. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed President Obama's nominee, Karen Gordon Mills, as the organization's administrator late last week. Small Business Committee Chair Mary Landrieu took this to mean, "[S]he is...

From a scary story of newborn twins struggling for their lives to a cinematic allusion of driving a car over a cliff, the central theme of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society's 2009 Annual Conference and Exhibition -- meaningful use of stimulus money to...

Dell joined a growing chorus of IT companies trying to grab a bigger slice of the market for digital health care records. The computer maker announced a series of partnerships on Monday aimed at bolstering its health care chops. At the high-end, the company announced a...

Here, ragged tufts of cotton can be transformed into neat, nearly paper-thin sheets with the flip of a switch. A machine whirs. Inside, thousands of tiny needles arranged at an angle quickly punch the fluffy strips, transforming them into a seamless web. There's no telling where this...

Based on distributed computing technologies Google has publicly disclosed, Hadoop provides an open source implementation for other companies with very large data analysis challenges, including Yahoo! and Facebook. The free software, named for a toy elephant, now runs on some of the largest sites on...

I.B.M. withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems on Sunday, one day after Sun’s board balked at a reduced offer, according to three people close to the talks. The deal’s collapse after weeks of negotiations raises questions about Sun’s next step, since the I.B.M. offer...