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Clymer/JR's Blog – April 2009 Archive (8)

Bluetooth Rocks

eWeek reports on the 22Apr09 announcement of the pending release of a new Bluetooth standard - v3.0. This new version will increase the maximum wireless throughput from 3mb/sec to 23mb/sec. “Utilizing the 802.11 radio was a natural choice as it provides efficiencies for both our members and consumers — members get more function out of the two radios they are already… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Simply Pre(cious)

It's been a while since Palm® has "knocked our socks off". The wait may have been worth it. The company, in partnership with Sprint®, will shortly be releasing its next-gen smartphone, dubbed the Pre™. It was the 2009 recipient of the best at CES award (see video). Positive… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments


Wrap your mind around this single but not isolated discovery: "1.9 million infected computers controlled by cybercriminals". "According to reports, the nearly two million bots include machines in 77 government domains in the US, UK and other countries. The size of the network would make it possibly the largest botnet under the control of cyber-thieves". This notice from Finjan speaks for itself. The concept of… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 23, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

PHR: FTC Engages

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Recovery Act) includes provisions to advance the use of health IT and, at the same time, strengthen privacy and security protections for health information. In response, on 16Apr09 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed set of guidelines to deal with PHR data breaches. The FTC is formally seeking comment. The full text of the… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 20, 2009 at 10:18am — No Comments

Android Gets Traction

eWeek reports that Google's open source mobile platform 'Android' is finally gathering steam despite a slow start in gathering corporate recruits as part of the OHA (Open Handset Alliance). This is all to the good for the user community. The iPhone remains the dominant player in the 'smart-phone' market, but even Apple must be concerned about the competition looming from… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 7, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments


HIMSS Analytics announced its findings which portray a far more optimistic picture regarding EMR implementation, than an analysis reported in the 29Mar09 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, which, in marked contra-distinction, concluded that a nation-wide deployment of hospital based electronic records was still in a rudimentary stage. Both studies… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 6, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Big Apple: 'Welcome PHR'

The famous Frank Sinatra song goes, "if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere". Well, "The Grey Lady" is now reporting that the New York-Presbyterian Hospital System (accountable for ~20% of all NYC healthcare) has inaugurated its consumer-controlled health records for patients under its care. This large-scale PHR implementation will be… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 6, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Best of FOSE'09

For those interested, an article in GCN summarizes the awards for Best of FOSE'09. These awards are in multiple categories, and include both hardware and software solutions available under government contract.

Added by Clymer/JR on April 1, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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