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White House gives DJ Patil new job (but what a mouthful)

What's a CDSaDCTODT? Dhanurjay 'DJ' Patil is now the U.S. (deep breath) Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say it four times fast...

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We already know the future of the Apple Watch

Stop, think and consider the evidence, and you already know the future of Apple Watch...

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Recent CMS policy goals and legislative moves bode well for healthcare IT adoption

Recently published CMS payment reform goals will particularly benefit healthcare organizations that have the vision to invest in population health management solutions and adopt information and communications technology to increase...

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Sometimes it's ethical for the doctor to Google you

Doctors need guidelines about when it's appropriate for them to use search engines to discover information about their patients, according to a recent study from Penn State.

U.S. states want Anthem to provide hack info quickly to customers

Attorneys general in 10 U.S. states are criticizing health insurer Anthem for not quickly communicating directly with people affected by a hack of its IT system.

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State-sponsored Chinese hackers suspected in Anthem breach

Hackers involved in the data breach at health insurer Anthem may have ties to the Chinese government, according to a news report.

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At UCSF Medical Center, robot-aided healthcare is here

When the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay hospital opens on Sunday, it'll boast the largest fleet of hospital robots in the world and showcase how much healthcare and tech are becoming intertwined.

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IT shops grapple with new healthcare codes for hurled turtles, fiery water skis

The OCD-10 medical coding system triples the number and length of codes hospitals and physicians use for billing as well as to describe diagnoses' and treatments. Two delays and billions of dollars later, the industry is still nervous...

HealthCare.gov sends personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Information entered into the U.S. government's health insurance website is being passed to companies such as Twitter, Yahoo and Google.

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Apple users: How healthy are your iOS 8 Health apps?

A new report will make it much, much easier to figure out which health apps are healthy and which are not.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

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The easy way to use Apple’s iOS 8 Health app

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app empowers users to make healthy lifestyle choices; this is a simple user guide to getting started.

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Virtual care demand could test care providers’ health IT infrastructure in 2015

Virtual care services in the U.S. are expected to grow significantly from 2015 onward. Healthcare providers may need to strengthen their health IT infrastructure and patient-centered service support for this new market.

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found, in collaboration with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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Illinois hospital reports data blackmail

An Illinois hospital says someone attempted to blackmail it to stop the release of data about some of its patients.

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I'm a born again fell walker, and Apple is to blame

One day while struggling with deadlines I noticed I'd walked only 2,500 steps. That's when things began to change.

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Need an electronic circuit? Just load paper and hit print

New highly durable silver nanowire ink can create circuits on demand using a printer and paper.

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Software can now identify DNA from viruses and speed up diagnoses

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released an updated version of bioinformatics software that can use DNA to ID pathogen-caused diseases and help select targets for cancer treatment.

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