Medical Archives - Page 16

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

Canadians want online tools to access healthcare records

Most Canadians seek a greater role in managing their own healthcare and want online tools to help them do that, according to a recent study by The Deloitte Centre for Health Solutions.The Centre's

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Scrapping system access fees brings ‘little benefit’ to Canadian cell phone users

The dropping of system access fees by the three big Canadian carriers has come much too late, industry observers say.What's more, the actual benefit to customrs will be scant because of the way

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

1.5 million insurance customers’ personal data lost in breach

A hard drive with seven years' worth of personal financial and medical information on about 1.5 million customers of Health Net of the Northeast Inc. was reported missing to state officials yesterday --

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Perturbed by a plethora of passwords? Stay secure and free your memory

Who the heck am I? Am I shopper-Bill, flyer-Bill, reader-Bill, buyer-Bill, potrero-Bill, or this that and the other Bill on the 30 or more sites that comprise my online life? And which of

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Bill Snyder

Canada’s self-employed ‘get little’ from proposed EI changes

Proposed legislation to allow the self-employed to opt into the federal employment insurance (EI) plan falls too short of what freelance and casual workers in Canada really need, labour advocacy groups say.The Fairness

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano