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The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

How Will Big Data Remake Medicine?

In ten years, eighty percent of the work people do in medicine will be replaced by technology. And medicine will <i>not look anything</i> like what it does today. Those stunning possibilities were shared by Dr. John Mattison, Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Kaiser Permanente and Panelist at …

IBM's Watson Supercomputer May Soon Be The Best Doctor In The World

"Watson, the supercomputer that is now the world Jeopardy champion, basically went to med school after it won Jeopardy," MIT's Andrew McAfee, coauthor of The Second Machine Age, said recently in an interview with Smart Planet. "I'm convinced that <b>if it's not already the world's best diagnostician,</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

The Affordable Care Act Is Perpetuating Innovation

<i>Guest contributor Neal R. Sornsen, EY</i><p>The US biomedical science industry has long been synonymous with innovation. And I for one agree whole heartedly that now it’s time for health care organizations to turn these innovations inward.<p>A recent survey revealed that 78% of respondents believe health …

Avoiding Healthcare Cost With Pricing Transparency Hype

No less than two reports were published last week which fall loosely under the banner of healthcare pricing transparency.<p>The first was Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report for 2014 (here). The annual Medscape report is based on a survey of over 24,000 physicians in 25 specialties around a broad …

4 Website Lessons From HealthCare.gov’s Epic Failure

Looking more closely at what development problems caused the HealthCare.gov site to stumble will help you catch mistakes in your own projects.<p>While the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov last fall is now behind us, the buzz around the issues the site was having will be a topic of discussion and a …

Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won

In technology, it’s sometimes good to let a pioneer figure out the pitfalls of a new market. Apple’s iPod transformed music listening after countless lesser MP3 players failed to make a real dent.<p>Google is now trying to do something similar in cloud computing. The company last month announced price …

Cloud Computing

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4 Encouraging Trends From The Future Of Health Care

From self-tracking tools to printable prosthetics, a massive wave of innovation is just starting to change the health care field. As patients, here’s what we can expect.<p>Health care is changing. It’s more data-driven, more personal, more empowering, more flexible. PSFK Labs’s latest Health Trends …