Conference Highlights the Latest in Medical IT

By JDavis | 4/12/10 9:21 AM

From electronic medical records systems to wireless patient monitoring devices, a wide range of new healthcare technologies and IT systems were on display at this year's Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society conference in Atlanta. And with over $20 billion in Federal healthcare IT stimulus money soon-to-come, healthcare providers at the conference were ready to move ahead with the latest innovations in healthcare IT.

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New Wireless Standard for Medical Devices

By JDavis | 4/12/10 9:17 AM

The ZigBee Alliance has announced the public availability of ZigBee Health Care, a new version of the ZigBee wireless standard that is intended specifically for medical devices.

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AT&T Wants Everything Online

By JDavis | 4/7/10 10:35 AM

Owing in no small part to their success as exclusive carriers of Apple's iPhone, telecom giant AT&T now holds the title as the largest provider of cellular data in the United States. Boasting no less than some 30 million 3G-enabled smartphones as well as service to a bevy of other devices such as eBook readers, NetBook computers and now the coveted iPad, AT&T has announced at the CTIA Wireless Conference that they are ready for more.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL Off-the-shelf mobile devices becoming government-issue standard

By JDavis | 9/20/09 7:26 PM

Until recently, government employees were rarely issued mobile devices like mobile internet devices or Blackberry's, usually because of the perceived security problem. That's changing, and fast. More and more often, government IT departments have decided "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" and are rapidly outfitting their employees with commercial off-the-shelf mobile communications devices. These consumer devices, previously only issued to the highest-level government employees, are now much more likely to be found in the hands of the rank-and-file. That has dramatically expanded the government's mobile device population (and its over-the-air data traffic), leading some experts to worry that sensitive government communications are becoming less, not more, secure.

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