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Where did the issue of health data exchange disappear to?

By Andy Oram
June 17, 2014

On the first morning of the biggest conference on data in health care–the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC–newspapers reported a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to outsource more of its care, sending veterans to private health care providers …

Where did the issue of health data exchange disappear to?

By Andy Oram
June 17, 2014

On the first morning of the biggest conference on data in health care–the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC–newspapers reported a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to outsource more of its care, sending veterans to private health care providers …

Where did the issue of health data exchange disappear to?

By Andy Oram
June 17, 2014

On the first morning of the biggest conference on data in health care–the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC–newspapers reported a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to outsource more of its care, sending veterans to private health care providers …

Where did the issue of health data exchange disappear to?

By Andy Oram
June 15, 2014

On the first morning of the biggest conference on data in health care–the Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC–newspapers reported a bill allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs to outsource more of its care, sending veterans to private health care providers …

Where are the chances for change in health care – top-down or bottom-up?

By Andy Oram
October 11, 2013

Everyone seems to agree that health care is the next big industry waiting to be disrupted. But who will force that change on a massive system full of conservative players? Three possibilities present themselves: Top-down change: from the US government …

Predicting the future: Strata 2014 hot topics

By Alistair Croll
August 7, 2013

Conferences like Strata are planned a year in advance. The logistics and coordination required for an event of this magnitude takes a lot of planning, but it also takes a decent amount of prediction: Strata needs to skate to where …

Changing Careers to Coding

By Suzanne Axtell
July 8, 2013

Etsy has received widespread praise for its partnership with Hacker School to recruit more women for coding education generally and for its own engineering department specifically. As a follow-on to this interview with Etsy’s Marc Hedlund, I spoke with Bethany Macri, a software …

Publishers, this is the time to be brave

By Jenn Webb
March 15, 2013

One of the major themes at the recent TOC conference in New York was addressing — and overcoming — the fear of change many in the industry are experiencing in today’s volatile publishing environment. I had an opportunity to sit …

Four short links: 3 January 2013

By Nat Torkington
January 3, 2013

Community Memory (Wired) — In the early 1970s, Efrem Lipkin, Mark Szpakowski and Lee Felsenstein set up a series of these terminals around San Francisco and Berkeley, providing access to an electronic bulletin board housed by a XDS-940 mainframe computer. …

Industrial Internet links

By Jon Bruner
October 24, 2012

By mayoral proclamation this is NYC Data Week, featuring lots of events that bring together innovators who work with data in any capacity. To see the industrial Internet as it’s being approached by entrepreneurs and hackers, be sure to stop …

Commerce Weekly: More brands throw in with Merchant Customer Exchange

By Jenn Webb
October 4, 2012

Here are the commerce stories that caught my eye this week. MCX’s mobile payment vision draws in more big names The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) got a boost this week as several more big brands joined the mobile payments network. …

Five elements of reform that health providers would rather not hear about

By Andy Oram
August 9, 2012

The quantum leap we need in patient care requires a complete overhaul of record-keeping and health IT. Leaders of the health care field know this and have been urging the changes on health care providers for years, but the providers …

The state of Health Information Exchange in Massachusetts

By Nate Osit
June 21, 2012

Although health information exchange should be identified as a process, having the structures and organizations to facilitate exchange is a challenge facing health care. A recent conference articulated these issues, and presented clear plans on how Massachusetts is addressing them.

How the federal government helps health care standards evolve

By Andy Oram
June 20, 2012

In this interview, Federal Health Architecture director Dr. Lauren Thompson discusses the state of health information exchange.

Principles of patient access in Directed Exchange

By Fred Trotter
May 6, 2012

In this digital world, health data that's 36-hours old can only be analyzed as a post-mortem. Health data that's 30-days old is already rotting.

Principles of patient access in Directed Exchange

By Fred Trotter
May 6, 2012

In this digital world, health data that's 36-hours old can only be analyzed as a post-mortem. Health data that's 30-days old is already rotting.

The Direct Project in action

The Direct Project in action
By Fred Trotter
February 24, 2012

Jim Langabeer, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, discusses the implementation goals and hurdles related to a Direct Project pilot program.

The Direct Project in action

By Fred Trotter
February 24, 2012

Jim Langabeer, CEO of Greater Houston Healthconnect, discusses the implementation goals and hurdles related to a Direct Project pilot program.

Report from HIMSS 2012: toward interoperability and openness

By Andy Oram
February 23, 2012

Two key pillars of the Stage 2 announcement are requirements to use the Direct for data exchange and HL7's consolidated CDA for the format.

Building the health information infrastructure for the modern epatient

By Alex Howard
February 21, 2012

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.

Building the health information infrastructure for the modern epatient

By Alex Howard
February 21, 2012

The National Coordinator for Health IT, Dr. Farzad Mostashari, discusses patient empowerment, data access and ownership, and other important trends in healthcare.

The Falling Man and a center that cannot hold

By Doug Hill
February 16, 2012

Doug Hill on how we celebrate exponential technological advance while looking for ways to escape it.

Small Massachusetts HIT conference returns to big issues in health care

By Andy Oram
February 6, 2012

The real reason hospitals haven't joined health information exchanges, and other reports from the Massachusetts Heath Data Consortium's annual conference.

Four short links: 16 January 2012

By Nat Torkington
January 16, 2012

Computational Science Stack Exchange -- q+a site for data-intensive computation-heavy science. (via Gael Varoquaux) An Open Letter to our Customers, Past and Future (Luma Labs) -- a reminder that poor patent examination hurts innovative startups working in physical goods, just as much as with digital goods. Javascript Performance (Steve Souders) -- JavaScript is typically the #1 place to look...

Four short links: 6 October 2011

By Nat Torkington
October 6, 2011

Sleep Patterns -- my friend Tom has been tracking his baby's sleeping patterns. We learnt that over the last month or so, our 5 month old baby has never gone to sleep before 10pm. We were trying to get him to go to sleep at 7 or 8pm and this was not working at all. Now it is playtime...

To get things done, be "reasonably unreasonable"

To get things done, be
By Jenn Webb
July 18, 2011

In 2009, John Graham-Cumming, VP of engineering at Causata, Inc., started a campaign to get the UK to apologize for its treatment of Alan Turing in the 1950s. Here he talks about how he made the campaign a success.

Four short links: 12 May 2011

By Nat Torkington
May 12, 2011

Telsta Scores Patent Win over Amazon (ZDNet) -- The delegate of the Commissioner of Patents, Ed Knock, found this week that Amazon's 1-click buy facility "lacks novelty [and] an inventive step", making Amazon's claim unpatentable. The Final Answer for What To Do To Prevent Piracy (Jeff Vogel) -- His advice is to do the minimum to encourage people to...

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

An era in which to curate skills: report from Tools of Change conference

By Andy Oram
February 18, 2011

Three days of intensive discussion about the current state of publishing wrapped up last night in New York City. Research and sales, authoring and curation, are all still important skills.

TOC hosting publishing startup showcase

By Kat Meyer
December 6, 2010

TOC's first Publishing Showcase will give you -- and your business -- a chance to get in front of hundreds of potential users and investors. Submissions are due by Jan. 10, 2011.

TOC hosting publishing startup showcase

By Kat Meyer
December 6, 2010

TOC's first Publishing Showcase will give you -- and your business -- a chance to get in front of hundreds of potential users and investors. Submissions are due by Jan. 10, 2011.

Announcing TOC Bologna

By Kat Meyer
November 26, 2010

O'Reilly Media and the Bologna Children's Book Fair today announce the first Tools of Change for Publishing event at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. TOC Bologna will be a one day conference held on Sunday 27 March 2011, focussing on digital and mobile technology.

Announcing TOC Bologna

By Kat Meyer
November 26, 2010

O'Reilly Media and the Bologna Children's Book Fair today announce the first Tools of Change for Publishing event at the Bologna Children's Book Fair. TOC Bologna will be a one day conference held on Sunday 27 March 2011, focussing on digital and mobile technology.

Four short links: 5 August 2010

By Nat Torkington
August 5, 2010

Delicious Links Clustered and Stacked (Matt Biddulph) -- six years of his delicious links, k-means clustered by tag and graphed. The clusters are interesting, but I wonder whether Matt can identify significant life/work events by the spikes in the graph. Open Data and the Voluntary Sector (OKFN) -- Open data will give charities new ways to find and share...

Data is not binary

By Gavin Starks
June 30, 2010

Open data isn't just about re-broadcasting data, but combining it, re-using it and building upon it. It's about creating new uses, creating new markets and building credibility into the data as it flows.

Creating Cultural Change

Creating Cultural Change
By Jesse Robbins
June 29, 2010

At Velocity 2010, John Rauser presented four funny & powerful examples of cultural change, from a campaign at his office to get people to fill the coffee pot after taking the last cup, to an award winning advertising campaign. This talk explains how to "sneak past people's mental filters" and make things happen....

The solutions to our big problems are in the network

By Mac Slocum
May 21, 2010

Massive issues around the environment, social change, and worldwide economies feel intractable, but "Sustainable Network" author Sarah Sorensen sees solutions to our biggest problems in something many of use every day: the global communications network.

Disintermediation: The Disruption to Come for Education 2.0

By Rob Tucker
May 14, 2010

On the largest of scales, we rarely have the luxury of designing technological systems. Instead, technologies happen to us - our experience of them being ragged, volatile, turbulent and rife with unexpected interactions. Tim’s posts about the emerging internet operating system (here and here) describe a great example of this - the winner of that particular fight being very much...

Report from HIMMS Health IT conference: toward interoperability and openness

By Andy Oram
March 4, 2010

The U.S. has a mobile population, bringing their aches and pains to a plethora of institutions and small providers. That's why health care needs interoperability. Furthermore, despite superb medical research, we desperately need to share more information and crunch it in creative new ways. That's why health care needs openness.

Climate Wars: Global Warming, ClimateGate, Web 2.0 and Grey Power - The Revenge of the Codgers?

By Rick Jelliffe
March 1, 2010

The UK newspaper The Guardian has a really useful long 12-part series Climate Wars. I don't think anyone wanting to get up to speed on the so-called Climate Wars could find a better introduction, given the controversy, and without...

When it Comes to News, Why Won't People Eat Their Vegetables?

By James Turner
January 27, 2010

One of the basic questions in journalism these days is the one of what news consumers actually want. Chris Lee believes that today's citizenry is getting too much of what they want, and too little of what they need. With the Tools of Change for Publishing conference approaching, it seemed appropriate to talk to Lee, who has spent his professional life in the trenches of broadcast journalism, about where the industry is going and what the future of news looks like.

Bringing e-Books to Africa and the Middle East

Bringing e-Books to Africa and the Middle East
By James Turner
January 19, 2010

In the United States, Western Europe and Asia, e-Books are becoming a major player, especially now that e-Readers like the Kindle and Nook are available. But people living in the Arabic speaking world or Africa haven't been invited to the dance. Two of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Tools of Change conference are working to improve access to e-Books in these areas: Arthur Attwell in South Africa and Ramy Habeeb in Egypt. We talked to each of them about how e-Books are important in their area of the world, and the challenges that they are facing.

Four short links: 5 January 2010

By Nat Torkington
January 5, 2010

Introduction to Computational Advertising -- slides to a Stanford class on a new "scientific discipline" whose central challenge is to find the best ad to present to a user engaged in a given context, such as querying a search engine ("sponsored search"), reading a web page ("content match"), watching a movie, and IM-ing. "Scientific discipline" makes me gag. You...

Commerce and the Wealth of Nations

By Tim O'Reilly
December 31, 2009

I was struck the other day by an article in the New York Times that describes the different approaches of the US and China to Afghanistan, in which the US shoulders the burden of war, while China reaps the benefits of commerce. Quoting from the article, I tweeted: "American troops help make Afghanistan safe for Chinese commerce." In response, @kamalram...

Perplexed by Smoking Gun - Santa never made it to Yamba?

By Rick Jelliffe
December 9, 2009

Averaging data from a monsoonal tropical coastal town near the Timor and Arafura Seas, a town in the middle of one of the driest deserts, and a fishing village 3,000km away on the Pacific with a famously equitable climate (or perhaps the South Australian grape-growing town) and then saying it looks nothing like the IPCC graph for Darwin leaves me a little baffled about what point is being made.

Inside Exchange Server 2010: A First Look

By William Stanek
December 1, 2009

William here, talking about my new book Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant. This book is designed to be a concise and compulsively usable resource for Exchange Server 2010 administrators. Exchange Server 2010 Administrator's Pocket Consultant covers everything you need...

Newtongate

By Rick Jelliffe
November 28, 2009

The final nail in the coffin of Renaissance and Enlightenment 'thinking' !...

Climategate - Thoughts on the Coffs Harbour floods

By Rick Jelliffe
November 26, 2009

I am perversely enjoying Climategate: the conclusions that some people are reaching, with seemingly no actual evidence, that their opponents fudged their data looks like high farce. Here is the quote from Professor Jones that is getting all the attention,...


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