Big Data Elephant

Industry News

Toshiba, Johns Hopkins Collaborate on Big Data

The Toshiba Group has established the Toshiba Center for Big Data in Healthcare at the Science + Technology Park at The Johns Hopkins University. The goal of the new entity is “to further the potential of big data to predict and prevent illness.”

Association News

AAMI Podcast Series To Debut

AAMI is partnering with Healthcare Tech Talk hosts Terry Baker and Kelley Hill to launch an AAMI podcast series featuring interviews with leaders and experts in healthcare technology. The episodes will be available for download on the AAMI podcast page and through iTunes, TuneIn, and Stitcher.

Regulations/Standards

ONC Updates Health IT Certification Guidelines

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule today that provides alternative certification criteria for heath IT and offers more flexibility for health IT developers, providers, and consumers.

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Soapbox

Adding Value: Why Technicians Make Better Managers

Requiring that in-house maintenance departments be managed by degreed clinical engineers may have made sense in the past, but today priority should be given to technicians who have demonstrated technical competence at the front-line levels.