When we talk about bad companies, we don’t mean bad in the sense that they did bad things. We mean bad in the sense that the company wasn’t fulfilling what it was meant to be doing. Either they were letting their employees down or missing the mark product and service wise as far as its…
A bug has been discovered by security solutions provider Codenomicon Defensics and Google Security that would allow hackers to access a variety of personal information without being detected. It's been dubbed “Heartbleed” and its medical-sounding name isn't the only reason that device makers and healthcare IT should be concerned.
60% of GPs now using eHealth tools, says EU PharmaTimes Two new Commission surveys of GP services and acute-care hospitals across the EU find that there are still many barriers to the adoption of eHealth, ranging from interoperability issues to a...
In a letter to FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg, a bipartisan group of senators asks what impact congressional legislation might have on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps and medical software. The March 18 letter urges FDA to be more clear and transparent in its guidance on mobile medical apps.
Privacy has the potential to crash big data before there's a chance to get it right, and finding the right balance is key to future success, experts argued at a Princeton University event earlier this month.
There's a new software standard for sharing health data that's gaining a lot of interest and support. Still in "prototype" format, it's called Fast Health Interoperable Resources or FHIR (pronounced 'fire') and the early interest is more than just curiosity. Several high profile projects ‒ including the new CommonWell Health Alliance ‒ are [...]
Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR is one sign of the growing business thirst for using virtual reality technology to change ways of working and improve customer experiences.
While the acquisition potentially brings Facebook a brand new way to enable people to communicate and share experiences, experts note that it also demonstrates the increased potential in other industries, ranging from medicine right through to retail, for vastly different business.