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  • Test Aims to Disprove Data Center Dogma

    Since January, David Filas, a data center engineer at Trinity Health, has been running decommissioned servers, networking gear and storage systems in a simple generator shed on the grounds of the healthcare provider's headquarters in Novi, Mich.

  • Defense Dept. hit with $4.9B lawsuit over data breach

    The U.S. Department of Defense has been hit with a $4.9 billion lawsuit over a recently disclosed data breach involving <a href="">TRICARE</a> , a healthcare system for active and retired military personnel and their families.

  • Data breach affects 4.9M active, retired military personnel

    Sensitive data including Social Security Numbers, names, addresses, phone numbers and personal health data belonging to about 4.9 million active and retired U.S. military personnel may have been compromised after backup tapes containing the data went missing recently.

  • Online gamers solve AIDS retroviral puzzle for scientists

    After failing to figure out the crystal structure of an AIDS retrovirus enzyme responsible for how HIV multiplies, scientists crowd-sourced the effort to the gaming community, which was able to decipher the structure in a matter of days.

  • Mobile startups push health at Demo

    Smartphones can help make people healthier, according to three startups that stood out among young mobile companies presenting their ideas at the Demo Fall conference this week.

  • FTC: No, your smartphone can't heal acne

    Smartphones can help you record video clips, compose music and find the nearest Ethiopian restaurant, but they can't cure acne, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said.

  • EHR use by doctors will foster personal health record uptake

    A lack of electronic medical data from doctors, complicated setup processes and the static nature of personal health records (PHRs) have caused U.S. consumers to shun the products. But PHR use should increase as more doctors use electronic health records (EHRs) and tech vendors develop offerings that are easier to use.

  • Collaboration and mobility in the mental health sector

    Despite leading a six person IT team that serves 600 staff members and earning substantially less than if he were working in the private sector, Mind Australia’s director of IT services, James Kent, says he wouldn’t work anywhere else.

  • Healthcare industry leads market in IT hiring

    Flush with federal funds and under the gun of federal regulatory deadlines, the healthcare industry is leading the market in IT jobs creation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics job placement services.