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Using Big Data and Game Play to Improve Mental Fitness

By Bonnie Feldman
January 29, 2014

This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann. Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools to grab our attention and keep …

Four short links: 28 January 2014

By Nat Torkington
January 28, 2014

Intel On-Device Voice Recognition (Quartz) — interesting because the tension between client-side and server-side functionality is still alive and well. Features migrate from core to edge and back again as cycles, data, algorithms, and responsiveness expectations change. Meet Microsoft’s Personal …

The Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience: Mobile

By Bonnie Feldman
September 1, 2013

This article was written with Ellen M. Martin and Tobi Skotnes. Dr. Feldman will deliver a webinar on this topic on September 18 and will speak about it at the Strata Rx conference. Cheaper, faster, better technology is enabling nearly …

Cancer and Clinical Trials: The Role of Big Data In Personalizing the Health Experience

By Bonnie Feldman
August 30, 2013

This article was written with Ellen M. Martin and Tobi Skotnes. Dr. Feldman will deliver a webinar on this topic on September 18 and will speak about it at the Strata Rx conference. Despite considerable progress in prevention and treatment, …

Genomics and the Role of Big Data in Personalizing the Healthcare Experience

By Bonnie Feldman
August 23, 2013

This article was written with Ellen M. Martin and Tobi Skotnes. Dr. Feldman will deliver a webinar on this topic on September 18 and will speak at the Strata Rx conference. Genomics is making headlines in both academia and the celebrity …

Patients matter most, but technology matters a lot

By Andy Oram
June 4, 2013

Computing practices that used to be religated to experimental outposts are now taking up residence at the center of the health care field. From natural language processing to machine learning to predictive modeling, you see people promising at the health …

Visualization of the Week: CIA rendition flights of terror suspects

By Jenn Webb
May 23, 2013

The Rendition Project, a collaboration between academics at Kent and Kingston universities and the NGO Reprieve, has developed an interactive visualization of the extent of CIA rendition flights of terror suspects. In a post at The Guardian’s Datablog, James Ball …

Genomics and Privacy at the Crossroads

By James Turner
May 13, 2013

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend the 2013 Genomes, Environments and Traits conference in Boston, as a participant of Harvard Medical School’s Personal Genome Project. Several hundreds of us attended the conference, eager to learn what new breakthroughs might …

Genomics and Privacy at the Crossroads

By James Turner
May 9, 2013

Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to attend the 2013 Genomes, Environments and Traits conference in Boston, as a participant of Harvard Medical School’s Personal Genome Project. Several hundreds of us attended the conference, eager to learn what new breakthroughs might …

Data sharing drives diagnoses and cures, if we can get there (part 1)

By Andy Oram
April 29, 2013

The glowing reports we read of biotech advances almost cause one’s brain to ache. They leave us thinking that medical researchers must command the latest in all technological tools. But the engines of genetic and pharmaceutical innovation are stuttering for …

Saint James Infirmary: checking the pulse of health IT at HIMSS

By Andy Oram
March 11, 2013

I spent most of the past week on my annual assessment of the progress that the field of health information technology is making toward culling the benefits offered by computers and Internet connectivity: instant access to data anywhere; a leveling …

Preferred structures for cleaned-up doctor data

By Fred Trotter
January 18, 2013

The DocGraph project has an interesting issue that I think will become a common one as  the open data movement continues. For those that have not been keeping up, DocGraph was announced at Strata RX, described carefully on this blog, …

Curiosity turned loose on GitHub data

By Mac Slocum
November 2, 2012

I’m fascinated by people who: 1. Ask the question, “I wonder what happens if I do this?” and then follow it all the way through. 2. Start a project on a whim and open it up so anyone can participate. …

The Direct Project has teeth, but it needs pseudonymity

By Fred Trotter
August 24, 2012

Yesterday, Meaningful Use Stage 2 was released. You can read the final rule here and you can read the announcement here. As we read and parse the 900 or so pages of government-issued goodness, you can expect lots of commentary …

Open source community collaboration strategies for the enterprise

By Simon Phipps
July 13, 2012

This report examines the strategies and caveats businesses must consider before adopting open source software, including: the layers and needs of open source communities, the relationship between transparency and privacy, the problems with "open core," and why control should be traded for influence.

Kickstarter Stats Page - Project Failure Analysis

By Kevin Shockey
June 23, 2012

In nearly every famous example of project success, it is almost always due to prior preparation. Anyone considering launching a Kickstarter project, remember this: "Nearly every key business indicator of the past must be discarded." Social engagement over the Internet is the only metric that matters. Celebrity and "stardom" is earned, like trust.

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.

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.

Direct Project will be required in the next version of Meaningful Use

Direct Project will be required in the next version of Meaningful Use
By Fred Trotter
February 23, 2012

Given the way that healthcare is financed in the U.S., it's reasonable to expect that many doctors will have a Direct email address to communicate with other doctors and their patients in a few years.

Strata Week: A step toward personal data control

By Audrey Watters
October 20, 2011

Data democratization takes a step forward with Singly 1.0, The New York Times and The Guardian debate the finer points of word clouds, and Mary Meeker presents her annual report on Internet trends.

Strata Week: A step toward personal data control

Strata Week: A step toward personal data control
By Audrey Watters
October 20, 2011

Data democratization takes a step forward with Singly 1.0, The New York Times and The Guardian debate the finer points of word clouds, and Mary Meeker presents her annual report on Internet trends.

Helios Project Director Felled By Stroke; Linux Community Support Sought

Helios Project Director Felled By Stroke; Linux Community Support Sought
By Caitlyn Martin
June 14, 2011

One of the people behind the scenes has been Mr. Stark's partner, Diane Franklin, who has served as Logistics and Planning Director for the Helios Project for the past year. Ms. Franklin is retired and has served in this capacity without pay. Her skills allowed the project to better organize and distribute the resources they receive to those who need them.

SMART challenge and P4: open source projects look toward the broader use of health records

By Andy Oram
March 23, 2011

Many of the building blocks have recently fallen into place for seamless data exchange between a patient and multiple care organizations to support such things as real-time interventions in patient behavior and better clinical decision support.

Report from Massachusetts Health IT forum

By Andy Oram
February 5, 2011

About clinical effectiveness research, EHRs, and just working together.

Bookish Techy Week in Review

By Kat Meyer
December 10, 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Google ebook store opens; Seth Godin plays with the Domino Project; Kobo launches Reading Life; and IA unveils a new browser-based book reader.

Bookish Techy Week in Review

By Kat Meyer
December 10, 2010

In the latest Bookish Techy Week in Review: Google ebook store opens; Seth Godin plays with the Domino Project; Kobo launches Reading Life; and IA unveils a new browser-based book reader.

Android Project Structure

By Jesse Freeman
September 6, 2010

This is a breif introduction to Android project structure and what each folder is used for.

Why the Adobe/RIM announcement is important

By RJ Owen
November 9, 2009

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen was at RIM's annual BlackBerry developer convention today with some exciting news about the ways that Adobe and RIM are working together to bring great experiences to the BlackBerry. In this entry we'll discuss what the announcement contained and why it's important to you.

Summer of Flash Episode 4 - Mark Anders

By Garth Braithwaite
August 4, 2009

Mark Anders, Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe, joins us to discuss upcoming versions of Flash Player for mobile devices, the Open Screen Project, Ashton Kutcher's appearance at Adobe's offices, and Adobe's magical rings of power.


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