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Thu, December 05, 2013 - GE Healthcare CTO Nevin Zimmermann talks with IDG Enterprise Chief Content Officer John Gallant about mobile, cloud, big data and more. Zimmermann also discusses how his team is evolving and why CIOs must embrace technology changes.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - An academic exercise by a security researcher blossomed into a live-fire infosec emergency last month, after a major vulnerability was found in a central U.S. government healthcare database system.
Wed, December 04, 2013 - Critics of the website point to its rollout as a reason to question large government programs
Mon, December 02, 2013 - The website launches a new user queue after performance lags with about 35,000 users
Sun, December 01, 2013 - About 80 percent of website users are now able to complete their insurance applications, officials say
Wed, November 27, 2013 - The vendor chosen in a no-bid process to build Healthcare.gov was fired from a similar project after missing deadlines and suffering security lapses for three years. Such obvious mistakes are unfortunately all too common in the private and public sector. Here are four simple ways to make sure you choose the right vendor for your IT project.
Mon, November 25, 2013 - Despite warnings and concerns over the fact that websites used to manage the nation's healthcare exchange programs are at risk, and none more so than HealthCare.gov, one them is already dealing with the fallout from a data breach. According to reports, Vermont has disclosed a data breach linked to their healthcare domain, after the victim whose records were exposed reported the problem.
Mon, November 25, 2013 - The Monday crash comes days before a government deadline to have the site largely fixed
Fri, November 22, 2013 - The HHS tech team expects the site to handle 50,000 users at a time by the end of November
Tue, November 19, 2013 - Senior technology industry executives from Adobe, VMware and others diagnose the problems in troubled Healthcare.gov, citing the ambitious scope of the project and endemic flaws in broader government contracting apparatus.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - Ever the risk-averse industry, healthcare is finally beginning to trust cloud for the storage of protected health information. Experts credit better cloud security, dropping costs and the growing need for disparate organizations to share information. What's more, this only appears to be the tip of the healthcare cloud iceberg.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - Many insurance shoppers will choose to buy coverage over the phone or in person, officials say
Mon, November 18, 2013 - The problems that plagued the launch of Healthcare.gov -- the online data hub and insurance marketplace central to healthcare reform -- will someday fill a book. For now, developers can apply these six lessons from Healthcare.gov's very public failure to their own software projects.
Fri, November 15, 2013 - The website's tech team has fixed more than 200 bugs in the past month, officials say