Google strikes deal to preserve DNA data online
Concerned that the federal government might not keep funding the world's largest free database of genetic data, Google Inc. has forged a deal with a Mountain View, Calif., startup to keep the information online - and free ...
Cybersecurity breakthrough keeps sensitive data confined in physical space (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a breakthrough that could aid spies, keepers of medical records, and parents who want to prevent their kids from "sexting," a team of Virginia Tech researchers has created software to remotely ...
IBM putting Watson to work in health insurance
Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work. IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best "Jeopardy!" players on TV, is being tapped by one of the nation's largest health ...
'Jeopardy!'-winning computer delving into medicine
Some guy in his pajamas, home sick with bronchitis and complaining online about it, could soon be contributing to a digital collection of medical information designed to help speed diagnoses and treatments.
Researchers design more accurate method of determining premature infants' risk of illness
Stanford University researchers have developed a revolutionary, non-invasive way of quickly predicting the future health of premature infants, an innovation that could better target specialized medical intervention ...
Computer scientist publishes new algorithm cluster to data mine health records
The time may be fast approaching for researchers to take better advantage of the vast amount of valuable patient information available from U.S. electronic health records. Lian Duan, an NJIT computer scientist with an expertise ...
Microsoft, General Electric unite to improve health care data
In a downtown Bellevue, Wash., high-rise last week, the doors opened to a new health care joint venture formed by two of the world's largest companies: Microsoft and General Electric.
Analyzing the boundaries of privacy in a connected world
About five years ago, Catherine Tucker was pregnant with identical twins when she encountered a serious medical issue. Her unborn children were diagnosed with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, a dangerous ...
Future medical conditions predicted with new statistical model
Analyzing medical records from thousands of patients, statisticians have devised a statistical model for predicting what other medical problems a patient might encounter.
Computer with info on 4M patients stolen in Calif.
(AP) -- A Northern California physicians network says a computer stolen last month contains personal information on more than 4 million patients dating back to 1995.
Doctors turn to smartphones, tablets to access medical data
If a patient of Arlington, Texas, physician Ignacio Nunez shows up at the emergency room when the doctor is not at the hospital, he doesn't have to wait long to start investigating what might be wrong.
Microsoft 'vault ' open for dying Google Health records
Microsoft on Monday offered its HealthVault as a new care center for digitized medical records kept at Google's dying Health service.
Digital health push woos tech firms, pains doctors
Two years ago, Dr. Gonzalo Venegas decided to bring his medical practice into the Information Age.
Medical apps ease burden on hospitals
When Dr. Jose Soler got a late-night call about a critically ill patient, he grabbed his iPad and checked the results of the electrocardiogram test that just had been administered. Thanks to an app that zooms within half ...