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Google's next frontier: What it means to be healthy

Google has launched a new project, dubbed the Baseline Study, that seeks to develop a greater understanding of what it means to be healthy.

Standalone wearables coming this year, AT&T exec says

The most successful wearable devices will be ones that can work without a phone, and AT&T will have at least one of them by the end of this year, the man who manages the carrier's partnerships said.

Blue Shield discloses 18,000 doctors' Social Security numbers

The Social Security numbers of roughly 18,000 California physicians and health-care providers were inadvertently made public after a slip-up at health insurance provider Blue Shield of California, the organization said Monday.

Mobile health device market to grow 8X to $42B

A new report shows venture capital funding and clinical mobile health applications will push the mobile device market to extraordinary highs by 2023.

Brain-decoding chip, algorithms give quadriplegic movement again

Thanks to a computer chip, algorithms and nearly 10 years of research, a 23-year-old quadriplegic moved his fingers and hand with the power of his own thoughts.

Salesforce.com, Philips join forces for health care IT

Salesforce.com is teaming up with Philips to develop a software platform to connect patients with health care in a much faster and easier way than is usually possible today.

Montana data breach exposes 1.3 million personal records

Up to 1.3 million records, including health care and bank account information, may have been exposed after a server at Montana's public health department was hacked in May, the state said Tuesday.

Verizon's videoconferencing offers virtual doctor visits via smartphone

If you've ever been sick with a cold or the flu while traveling, Verizon's new videoconferencing technology could help you reach a doctor for a quick consult from a smartphone or tablet.

Oracle says Oregon governor spiked Obamacare site for political reasons

The battle between Oracle and Oregon officials over the state's Cover Oregon health insurance exchange site is raging on, with the vendor now claiming the exchange was functional in February, but Governor John Kitzhaber decided to dump it for political reasons.

AMA says telemedicine could improve access, quality of care

The American Medical Association today voted to approve a list of guiding principles for ensuring the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.

Graph databases find answers for the sick and their healers

A novel form of database that focuses on connections between entities, called a graph database, is finding a home in the health care industry.

IBM customizes cloud services for the enterprise

Hoping to jump out in front of providers of generic cloud services, IBM has launched a portfolio of cloud packages, called IBM Cloud Business Solutions, designed to run specific business processes such as asset management and customer care.

Samsung shows off Simband watch as platform for multiple health sensors

Samsung demonstrated a concept watch, the Simband, that's designed to be a platform for sensors from third-party vendors and to work with Samsung's SAMI wireless data broker service.

MIT uses nanotech to hit cancer with one-two punch

In a second report this week on scientists' use of nanotechnology to battle cancer, researchers at MIT announced a new way to use nanoparticles to give cancerous cells a one-two punch.

IT malpractice: Doc operates on server, costs hospitals $4.8M

An inadvertent data leak that stemmed from a physician's attempt to reconfigure a server cost New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center $4.8 million to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Nanotech Trojan horses target and kill brain cancer

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University are using nanoparticles as Trojan horses that deliver "death genes" to kill brain cancer cells that surgeons can't get to.

Samsung sets May 28 event to talk up health

Samsung Electronics has sent out invitations to a May 28 event in San Francisco, at which the company is expected to expand its health-related offerings

Wearable devices with health IT functions poised to disrupt medicine

The next innovation in health care may come from Silicon Valley.

Oracle, Oregon officials once eyed faulty state site as Healthcare.gov fix

On at least one occasion, technology behind Oregon's faulty health insurance website was discussed as a possible fix for problems that initially beset Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance exchange that underpins Obamacare.

Healthcare IT pros laud security, privacy tools

Healthcare IT spending is projected to hit $34.5 billion in North America this year as organizations wrestle with healthcare reform, adoption of electronic records, and the proliferation of digital and wireless medical devices.