Medical Archives - Page 16

Stunning supercomputing apps that can run on your desktop

High-performance computing (HPC) has almost always required a supercomputer -- one of those room-size monoliths you find at government research labs and universities. And while those systems aren't going away, some of the

Published on: February 22nd, 2010 John Brandon

Photoshop turns 20 – How the Adobe app has changed our lives

Adobe Photoshop is so intrinsic to our daily digital lives these days, you might find it hard to believe that the program is just two decades old. In the 20 years since its

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Pamela Pfiffner

Some smart ways tech will transform your healthcare in 2010

Thanks to a combination of factors, 2010 could be the year telehealth technology finally allows doctors to monitor their patients' health wirelessly in real time -- no matter where the patient is. Of

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Lucas Mearian and Brian Jackson

Shorter meetings help solve e-mail overload

My day is spent running meetings -- staff meetings, steering committee meetings and meetings of various kinds of national/regional/local governance bodies.Over the past year, I have noticed a trend of continuous partial attention

Published on: January 19th, 2010 John D. Halamka

Mobile giving – Canadians text donations for Haiti relief efforts

Frantic callers searching for information about their loved ones jam the remaining communications lines in quake-devastated Haiti.Meanwhile here in Canada, the major wireless carriers have set up a way for Canadians to  grab

Published on: January 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Smartphones used to fight spread of malaria

When a malaria research project in Uganda was expanded into a full-fledged malaria case-tracking effort across the country in 2006, health officials saw the move as a great opportunity to save lives. After

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Todd R. Weiss

Blackberry vs. iPhone — the business smartphone faceoff

The BlackBerry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Chuck Goldman and Brian Reed

Winning new business — a top priority for IT leaders this year

You thought you knew what business-IT alignment was. But fighting the dark forces of recession has really taught the lesson. To some of you, anyway. At a truly aligned company, all cylinders firing,

Published on: January 4th, 2010 Kim Nash

5 most notorious data breaches of 2009

If there was anything even vaguely comforting about the data breaches that were announced this year, it was that many of them stemmed from familiar and downright mundane security failures. Companies continued to

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

University of Saskatchewan offers Canada’s first iPhone app course

Plugging into a rapidly growing market, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) recently became the first Canadian school to officially offer students a course on developing iPhone applications.There are now over 85,000

Published on: December 11th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Top tech quotes of 2009

As the year draws to a close, we thought about the memorable quotes related to IT and offer, in no particular order, 15 that stuck with us.Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!"If

Published on: December 9th, 2009 Nancy Weil

New squeezable device a bonanza for 3D design

A team of researchers has developed a squeezable mouse-like input device that gives three-dimensional control to its users, and which could offer some interesting possibilities to artists working in 3D.The device is called

Published on: December 7th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

IT systems in hospitals don’t save money, boost efficiency, study finds

A Harvard Medical School study that looked at some of the nation's "most wired" hospital facilities found that computerization of those facilities hasn't saved them any money or improved administrative efficiency.The recently released

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Clever tweets help Naked Pizza do booming business

Can you tell which of the following tweets is from a small but rapidly growing company? "One more glass of wine and I will b buying pop tarts from that damn vending machine

Published on: November 30th, 2009 James A. Martin

India plans Big Brother monitoring system for phones, Internet

Download our latest podcast here.CRT manufacturers accussed of price fixingThe European Commission has accused manufacturers of cathode-ray tubes of running cartels in the markets for computer monitors and TVs. The Commission didn't name

Published on: November 27th, 2009 IDG News Service