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  • Medicare data available to help businesses ‘shake up healthcare'

    WASHINGTON -- In an effort to expand the utility of government health data and improve care for the sickest Americans, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Tuesday said it will open its datasets to the business community for the first time.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin05 June 15 00:15
  • Corporate culture hinders cyber insurance buy-in

    The relatively new field of cyber insurance offers a potentially valuable shield from the financial toll that a data breach can visit on a company, but that market is held back by a lack of information about the threat landscape and a culture in many firms that too often marginalizes cyber issues, a senior government official warns.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin19 March 15 01:45
  • Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects

    The vision behind the open source and big data initiatives underway in the federal government is far more ambitious than just a series of technology projects, but aims to further transparency, citizen engagement and achieve a major shift in agency culture.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin17 March 15 01:17
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  • Obama pushes tech startup community for more diversity

    WASHINGTON -- If startups in the tech sector and other high-growth industries are going to continue to emerge and thrive, the business landscape must become a more inclusive environment, one that is more welcoming of women, minorities and regions outside major urban and university centers, the White House is warning.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin06 Aug. 15 23:25
  • Health IT could curb prescription drug abuse, but adoption lags

    WASHINGTON -- If health technology is ever going to achieve the goal of lowering the rates of prescription drug abuse, developers and policy makers will have to do more to encourage adoption of electronic prescribing systems among healthcare providers.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin12 June 15 00:18
  • Amazon Web Services Sharpens Focus on Public Sector

    Hardly content to rest on its laurels, Amazon is adding clients in the government, education and nonprofit sectors, vying for public-sector contracts and looking to build its apps marketplace into a research and development hub.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin27 June 14 03:47
  • The latest move to kill bad patents divides tech industry

    Technology users -- retailers, in particular -- are being snared in patent infringement lawsuits, prompting Congress to eye reforms that could change how lawsuits are filed and who pays if they're frivolous.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 Dec. 13 11:28