Category Archives: Cloud Computing

To Save IT Costs, the Cloud Is the Limit

by Mark Veverka Cloud computing is exploding and growing faster than a swirling funnel crossing the Oklahoma plains. The next generation of computing lowers information technology costs while increasing corporate profits at the same time. And what’s not to like … Continue reading

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$400 Million Broadband Allocation Planned

Expanding patient access to medical specialists is the goal of a new, permanent $400 million annual allocation to promote or develop high-speed communications links to rural providers. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement Wednesday at 190-bed Oakland (Calif.) Children’s … Continue reading

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White House Calls for Healthcare Cuts, Permanent SGR Fix.

The White House has called for a permanent—not temporary—fix to Medicare’s sustainable growth-rate formula and about $400 billion in healthcare cuts, according to a source familiar with the fiscal-cliff negotiations. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), however, was generally dismissive of … Continue reading

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Help ER Patients Get Coverage, Save Millions.

November 13, 2012 | By Ron Shinkman It’s disheartening to see the compost heap of words that was Illinois’ recently passed Medicaid law revamp harbored a minimum $10 million a year tax break for the state’s 28 for-profit hospitals. As … Continue reading

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Rise In Mobile Users Searching Health Info.

More people than ever are using their cell phones to get health information. The share of mobile users doing so has gone up to nearly a third (31%) from 17% two years ago, according to a new survey from the … Continue reading

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EHRs Reduce Medical Errors Among HIV Patients.

Electronic health records reduced medical errors in hospitalized HIV patients from 16 percent to 1.1 percent, a 93 percent reduction, according to three studies presented at the ID Week conference in San Diego last week and reported by Medpage Today. HIV patients admitted to the hospital … Continue reading

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Healthcare Cloud Market to Hit $5.4 Billion by 2017

The global market for cloud computing in healthcare is expected to reach $5.4  billion by 2017, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. Last year, the market was valued at $1.7 million with just 4 percent  penetration, but it’s expected to grow … Continue reading

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Can Cloud-Computing Take On The Health Care Establishment?

Forbes: Zina Moukheiber, Contributor “I just met the man who will kill me…such a beautiful app! Oh the envy!!” Jonathan Bush generously tweeted, after viewing a demo from a three-year-old upstart called CareCloud. Bush is the chairman and chief executive … Continue reading

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