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GSA, USPS find early success with Internet of Things

A handful of federal agencies aren't just talking about how sensor-based technologies can fuel new capabilities and efficiencies, they're embracing the "Internet of Things" now.

New global CIO survey finds legacy networks are top worry, could impede new tech adoption

Federal chief information officers have similar worries to businesses when it comes to the impact their legacy networks have on adapting new, innovative technologies that improve service and lower costs, according to a Brocade Communications executive whose company released a global survey today about infrastructure issues.

Precision Medicine Initiative will rely on EHRs, mobile health and health IT interoperability

Electronic health records, mobile health technologies and tools that analyze huge amounts of biomedical data are some of the building blocks of the White House's  Precision Medicine Initiative, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told a congressional committee last week.

Former 18F director urges federal government to provide citizens with better digital experience

Greg Godbout says that feds should provide a digital experience similar to how Disney has transformed how people interact with its Orlando, Fla., theme parks.

Health IT a key driver of next-generation medical innovation, FDA and NIH experts say

The role of health IT in driving medical innovation was among topics addressed by officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health during a hearing last week before the  Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

Reintroduced MEDTECH Act exempts more non-diagnostic software from FDA regulation

A bipartisan bill reintroduced in Congress last week would exclude more types of medical software from FDA regulation. 

Company settles FTC complaint over misleading opt-out option for retail consumers

Nomi Technologies provides consumer-tracking technology for brick-and-mortar retailers, but it didn't provide a way for consumers to opt out of the service within stores as it had seemingly indicated in its privacy policies.

IOM, HHS examine ways to conduct public health research during disaster response

The data gathered by first responders during disasters can be a valuable tool for public health research, improving future disaster response and opening a window to broader research opportunities, a new report finds.

Telemedicine gets good reception in Ohio, Tennessee, but there's a disconnect in Washington

Proponents of telemedicine are dialing up efforts to expand Medicare reimbursements for telemedicine services in the 21st Century Cures bill expected to be introduced in the House, Politico reported....

FTC cracks down on melanoma diagnosis mobile app

The Federal Trade Commission issued a final order barring the creators of "MelApp," a mobile application used to diagnose melanoma, from making deceptive and unsupported claims about the health information provided by the tool.