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May 1, 2014

Since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has added 8.3 million jobs, and the unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 6.7 percent. But beneath these top-line numbers, the labor market is still quite fragile.

April 29, 2014

FundaGeek, TechMoola and RocketHub have more in common than just their curious names. These are all the monikers of crowdsourcing websites that are dedicated to raising money for science and technology projects.

April 29, 2014

The early adopters and even the late followers appear to have already joined the federal EHR incentive payment program and the holdouts or those not successfully participating are shaping up to be a significant number of providers.

April 28, 2014

Health IT tools can provide a faster and more accurate way of moving critical information from providers to health departments where outbreaks are identified, tracked, and managed.

April 24, 2014

Economists at Goldman Sachs say they have pretty clear evidence against the widely held “mismatch” theory of unemployment, which essentially says people are out of work because they don’t have the skills for the jobs that are available.

April 22, 2014

The Center for Health Care Strategies recently conducted a series of focus groups that showed how one key Medicaid population — medically and socially complex, low-income individuals — stands to gain from these advances.

April 21, 2014

The first two stages of Meaningful Use have not gone far enough to develop an industry-wide health data infrastructure.

April 18, 2014

Pfizer piloted the Blue Button technology in December 2013, when clinical trial participants were first able to download and share their individual electronic data.

April 17, 2014

There is no shortage of evidence testifying to the value of crowdfunding for those seeking to finance a new product idea, company, or even personal need. 

April 17, 2014

Meaningful use stages 1 and 2 fall short of implementing the interoperability among electronic health records that is necessary to facilitate information exchange and develop a robust health data infrastructure.