James Szmak

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Chip Pro is a $16 computer empowering makers to build IoT gadgets

Say you want to create the next generation of voice recognition-enabled, AI-ensmartened, buzzword-laden gadget. The fist thing you need to do is pick a platform. Arduino isn’t powerful enough. The Raspberry Pi works great for prototyping, but going from Pi to production is a many-step process. Next …

Healthcare Moves To The Cloud But Is The Cloud Ready For Healthcare?

In less than one year ‒ we’ve seen a staggering number of data breaches in healthcare. Almost 96 million records were stolen in just 3 high‒profile cases alone ‒ Community Health Systems (4.5 million), Anthem (80 million), and Premera (11 million).<p><i>[Disclosure ‒ our family is among those at possible</i> …

Cybersecurity

The FDA doesn’t want to regulate wearables, and device makers want to keep it that way

As the FDA determines how to regulate health trackers, the tech industry lobbies the agency<p>The Food and Drug Administration doesn't want to take away your Fitbit.<p>That was the philosophy the FDA broadcast earlier this year when it unveiled its "draft guidance" for low-risk medical devices, a …

Infographic: 5 Digital Health Trends Reshaping Healthcare

Healthcare executives expect that, within the next three years, their industry will need to focus as much on training machines as they do on training …

Meet the Newest, Most-Hated Buzzword — Thanks to Apple Watch

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Apple giving some developers a chance to get an Apple Watch by April 28

The Apple Watch is on back order well into the summer. And that poses an interesting challenge for developers: How can they build apps for a watch …

EHR Interoperability. Let’s stop beating a dead drum.

For the past many years, I’ve been strongly advocating that the best model for electronic health record interoperability is one that is cloud-based …

Health

How wearables and mobile health tech are reshaping clinical trials

Life science companies are continuously looking for ways to advance clinical research while simultaneously improving the understanding of drugs they are developing. One of the biggest issues for researchers is the high failure rate of new drugs during clinical development. The stakes are high in a …

Digital Health

14 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Headphones

3 digital marketing strategies for making ads more relevant

Relevance. In digital marketing, it's what brands covet and what publishers strive to provide. Relevance is the driving force behind behavioral …

We Need To Get The Internet Of Things Right

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dave Evans is currently the co-founder and CTO of a Silicon Valley stealth startup.</i> <i>Previously he was the Chief Futurist for Cisco.</i><p>It seems everything is connected to the Internet: socks, shoes, shirts, hats, glasses, appliances, beds, homes, drones, cars and even diapers. Yet, for the …

Internet of Things

New leak reveals how gigantic the 12-inch iPad may be compared to the iPad Air 2

After a new series of leaked images showed various case designs for the upcoming 12-inch iPad Pro tablet earlier this week, a new set of pictures …

Analyst: Apple Watch will become Apple's 'most profitable product ever'

What we know is that the first run of the Apple Watch had reportedly sold out within hours, and that there are shipping delays with watches being ordered now.<p>Those delays, referenced by Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts in a memo to employees last week, could be evidence of unplanned problems with …

Apple Watch

Profits, A Prophet And World Peace Through Health IT (Maybe)

I had a HIMSS 2015 hallucination.<p>Walking through the crowded exhibit halls of the premier health information technology trade show, the Prophet Isaiah’s vision of beating swords into plowshares and the lion lying down with the lamb suddenly unfolded before my eyes. Even if we were in McCormick …