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  • Are Social Media Giants Betraying Your Trust?

    The leading social media companies are outraged over NSA surveillance, but would that spying even be possible if Facebook, Google and Twitter weren't collecting data and selling it to online marketers? Social media companies unintentionally opened new windows for spies to creep into our lives, and their claims of innocence are insincere.

    Written by Matt Kapko26 June 14 00:58
  • How Social Media Is Enhancing the World Cup Experience

    More than a billion people will tune in to watch the final match of World Cup 2014. But before then, even more will share their highs and lows on social media. (And if Twitter and Facebook can't turn you into a futbol fan, maybe a Brazilian supermodel can.)

    Written by Matt Kapko14 June 14 02:06
  • Fixing Healthcare Requires Netflix-Like Disruption

    Healthcare is broken. No one disputes that. No one lacks perspective on how to fix it, either. The challenge, though, is disrupting a system that makes more money treating sickness than it does preventing it. Technology and innovation can play a part, but so can flipping the entire care model on its head.

    Written by Brian Eastwood09 Dec. 13 14:28
  • Improving Patient Engagement Equal Parts Technology, Empathy

    Improving efficiency and cutting costs in healthcare means better collaborating with patients. Web portals and mobile applications can help, but only if they connect with the myriad systems that doctors actually use. Organizations can't forget that a little empathy goes a long way, too.

    Written by Brian Eastwood15 Oct. 13 13:52
  • Why RMS Built Its Cloud Environment in Iceland

    While Iceland has long been touted as an ideal spot for a data center, companies have been slow to take advantages of its climate, renewable energy and government incentives. Risk Management Solutions, though, jumped at the chance to put its new cloud environment on the Nordic island.

    Written by Brian Eastwood27 Sept. 13 13:40
  • Can BYOD and Smartphones Move Clinical Trials Forward?

    The majority of today's clinical trials use paper surveys or single-purpose handheld devices to gather patient data. Web forms improve this process, but the smartphone could be a leap forward for the 'BYOD clinical trial'--if a notably risk-averse industry is willing to embrace the change.

    Written by Brian Eastwood10 July 13 13:23
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