Medical Archives - Page 17

Remote healthcare shouldn’t breach personal privacy, says Cavoukian

Remote healthcare technologies will become increasingly important as Canada's ageing population chooses to live at home instead of checking in at the seniors' home. But those technologies must be built to protect individual

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Good reasons why video games are great for the workplace

Computer games are good, right? They're stimulating, challenging and fun. Just keep them out of the workplace. That's what we've always been told, even though "stimulating, challenging and fun" are things the work

Published on: November 10th, 2009 Bart Perkins

Free iPhone app lets you track swine flu outbreaks

A free iPhone app called "Outbreaks Near Me" is designed to help users track and report oubreaks of swine flu and other infectious diseases. Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston built the application

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Matt Hamblen and Joan Goodchild

Quartet of online swine flu scams become malware pandemic

The words "swine flu" had barely been uttered last spring when spammers and malware authors, hoping to take advantage of fears and curiosity about the virus, began devising ways to trick people with

Published on: October 30th, 2009 Joan Goodchild

iPhone satisfaction rating hits the roof … almost

Apple iPhone users are almost twice as likely to say they are "very satisfied" with their smartphone than second-place RIM and its BlackBerry, a recent survey shows. According to ChangeWave Research, which polled

Published on: October 29th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Government librarians tap social media to stay relevant

Far from the stereotypical image of a stodgy old librarian shushing those who rustle book pages too loudly, librarians in Ontario’s public service are embracing new media to keep their clients up to

Published on: October 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

10 mobility companies making business happen on smartphones

We took a look at wireless and mobile companies whose product innovation and ambition reflect the mobile industry ferment, which is being expressed in all kinds of products from IT management services to

Published on: October 7th, 2009 John Cox

Medical students post confidential patient data on social sites

Future doctors are too frequently putting inappropriate postings and sometimes confidential patient information on social sites like Facebook and Twitter, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and David Ramel

Government librarians tap social media to keep clients up to date

Far from the stereotypical image of a stodgy old librarian shushing those who rustle book pages too loudly, librarians in Ontario's Public Service are embracing new media to keep clients up to date.Whether

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Busting software piracy – how offending firms are pursued and punished

You might not realize it, but two out of every 10 of your co-workers might be using pirated software, according to industry statistics. You might be, too, for that matter, particularly if you

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Julia King

LinkedIn curbs LIONs voracious appetite for contacts

LinedIn has quietly clamped down on a controversial association known as the LinkedIn open networkers (LIONs), a group of LinkedIn members who liberally add contacts - known on LinkedIn as "connections" - even

Published on: September 4th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Business ethics – companies don’t always walk the talk

The IT staff at Texas Health Resources Inc. must deliver more than technical functionality. And it needs to deliver more than the business requirements: It also has to meet the organization's ethical standards.

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Mary K. Pratt

BlackBerrys help cardiologists care for heart attack victims

Modern medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. For years, we've come to associate a hospital not only with the patients it houses and medical professionals who work there, but also the machines and gadgets

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Al Sacco

Medical centre CIO uses strong dose of guilt to ensure vendor due diligence

A CIO might receive an MBA to master the finer points of IT management, but one tactic not learned in business school, inflicting guilt on vendor reps to make sure their technology functions

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Living tissue will power new super-fast ‘hybrid’ computers

Researchers are working on integrating nanotechnology with biological materials to create more powerful computers, medical tools and even prosthetics.Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced this week that they have built a hybrid

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin