Healthcare IT News: Are healthcare and technology working together?

While healthcare and technology are certainly working together to achieve medical advances, the healthcare sector seems to be somewhat slow in adapting the communication technologies to its daily operations. Advances in information technologies have helped almost every industry manage data storage and processing.  It seems to be the opposite for the healthcare sector, where one of the central problems has always been a lack of communication between different departments. Doctors with different specialties have not been able to communicate effectively about shared patients.  There are also large amounts of information available that have not been properly analyzed nor used to
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The Cybersecurity Bill – Many amendments filed to add privacy protections

President Barack Obama is currently pushing for a Cybersecurity bill and declared it is one of his priorities for 2012.  A previous version of the bill was pulled back in February due to privacy and personal liberty concerns, but the revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012 will be brought before the senate very soon. It is believed that the revised version of the Cybersecurity bill will have enough changes to make it more appealing for both sides. The bill was developed to prevent a cyber attack that could exploit the United States’ computer vulnerabilities.  The debate about the bill seems to
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Employers Liability with Cell Phone Accidents

The cell phone has transformed our lives and made us available to anyone at any anytime. When first introduced the big selling point of cell phones was the positive effect it had on productivity. While the productivity argument is still valid, there is another thing to consider. We now know using the cell phone while driving significantly impairs our driving skills. Research shows that drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to get into serious car crashes, even when using a hands-free device. Cell phone related car accidents can also affect a company, making it liable for the accident.
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The Newest Technology Effect

There’s always a rush for the newest, the latest, the fastest – of just about anything. But in the technology field this is never truer than with cell phones. The newest iPhone model is introduced and suddenly there is a rash of “broken” older-model phones. Sometimes users want the latest and greatest because they know of a new feature they want to use. More often than not though, they just want what’s new. My Dad got the new Samsung Galaxy S III this week. He’s a pretty hip grey-haired guy, but there are so many bells and whistles on this
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New Technology Will Allow Cell Phones to Learn by Touch

Phones have been evolving since they were invented, and they continue to impress us with every new technology they release.  Twenty years ago, having a cell phone was a luxury.  Today, 91% of Americans use cell phones.  They continue to make their users’ lives easier with every new innovation they add to their system.  The invention of the smartphone was a huge step for the cell phone industry, allowing its users to access a great amount of information and applications that simplify their hectic lives. A new kind of technology for mobile phones is just around the corner, and like
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