It Database Data Management Category


Database Slideshow: Bad Customer Data is Common, Costly

There's a lot of bad data out there when it comes to valuable customer-contact information. Maybe it's a database in which 23 percent of the home addresses aren't valid anymore. Or one with outdated area codes. And, of course, let's not forget good, old-fashioned data-entry errors caused when busy call-center employees input typos. Whatever the source of data dysfunction, it often falls to you... Read More >

Leadership Slideshow: How Laughter, Romance and Song Can Make You a Great CIO

Join us for a walk on the lighter side today as we talk about the lifestyle choices that can, ultimately, help elevate your job performance and increase your potential for long-term success. These have nothing to do with technology trends, management challenges or leadership skills. And here's a secret: You'll likely find that making such adjustments in your life is actually fun. That's because... Read More >

Workplace Slideshow: 10 Clues That You're a Workaholic

You've attained your current career status because you've worked hard all of your professional life to get there, right? Congrats. But in today's 24/7 business environment, it's easier than ever to immerse yourself in all work, all the time. If you're at the point where your responsibilities consume you, then you know what we're talking about. Sure, there are obvious trouble signs, starting... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: IT Dream Team on Data Management

The amount of information in the enterprise is growing rapidly and IT needs to ensure that companies are making the best use of it. That's the message from an EMC Corp-produced report based on a "Dream Team" of star CIOs and IT leaders from JPMorgan Chase, Fidelity, Bank of America, Wharton School, ESPN and other top organizations. Read More >

Careers Slideshow: Where the IT Jobs Are Now

by Thomas Hoffman While the U.S. economy continues to struggle, there are pockets of strength in the IT labor market. To find the hot spots, both by specialization and by industry, we spoke with the following experts: David Van De Voort, IT workforce specialist, Mercer, Chicago, IL; Dave Willmer, executive director, Robert Half Technology, Menlo Park, CA; Terry Erdle, senior vice president,... Read More >

Search Slideshow: Smarter Search with Solr

The open source search software behind some of the web's hippest sites.By David F. Carr Click here for Dave Carr's article on Solr, and here for a slideshow on a related project,... Read More >

IT Leaders Broaden Their Roles

CIOs' biggest responsibilites show a widening of their traditional job descriptions. Read More >

Enterprise Video's Data Problem

Corporate video is exciting, but there’s not enough focus on the consequences of storing all that unstructured data. Read More >

The Enabler

For Sandy Aronson, IT is a higher calling, helping to pave the way for an entirely new approach to healthcare. Read More >

National Health Network Should Be Set Up For Research

A Washington-based nonprofit think tank and advocacy group says the Nationwide Health Information Network should be set up to conduct clinical research. Read More >

Expert Voices: Working Together to Improve the Healthcare IT Prognosis at Montefiore

The Bronx's Montefiore Medical Center has worked hard to develop state-of-the-art clinical IT systems. What are they doing right, and what does it mean for the future of healthcare? Read More >

Business Objects Announces Data Quality Suite, New Services

Business Objects reveals a new suite of data quality tools and global services amid some concerns that it may be cutting into its partner channel. Read More >

Army Taps 3M for RFID Tracking of Medical Records

The Army will use RFID to track the medical records of thousands of personnel stationed at Texas' Fort Hood and their dependents. Read More >

Q&A: How to Pitch a $270M Project

Bert Reese, CIO of Sentara Healthcare, had to convince his board of directors that a 10-year project overhauling the company's clinical information systems was worth the price tag. Read More >

Data Quality Fact Sheet

Poor data results in poor business decisions, but maintaining accurate data needn't require that business grind to a halt. In-house cleansing software can help your company tidy up its data without involving a third party too deeply—thus avoiding the Read More >

Report: Health Care IT Market Looks Fit

A new study examines the outlook for IT in the nation's biggest industry—health care. In the United States, it's expected to reach almost $40 billion by 2009. Read More >

Electronic Medication Reminder Device Found Effective

In a study from Johns Hopkins, a pocket-size device giving electronic-voice reminders to "take your medicine" proved to be a success for people living with HIV whose memory is slightly impaired by the virus. Read More >

Clinical Trials Portal Unveiled

An international portal aggregating various sources of information on the outcomes of clinical trials and about ongoing clinical trials has been established. Read More >

Electronic Health Data Helping Katrina Victims

The federal government is working to create a common database of prescription drug records of Katrina evacuees from large retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers and government sponsored health plans. Read More >

Oracle Implements Thai Electronic Medical Records

In a partnership with the government of Thailand, Oracle will set up a national electronic health record system that will be used for clinical and research purposes. Read More >

Medicare Lacks Health IT

Of the 40 million elderly patients covered by Medicare, most visit doctors who use very little information technology. Read More >

Software Scans Patient Files for Clues to Disease

Harvard scientists hope to build a computer system that can scan patients' medical records to automatically find disease clues. Read More >

Rural Hospital Shifts to Just One IT Vendor

The new director of IT at a rural hospital found dozens of clinical systems, a hefty IT bill, and a need to simplify. Read More >

Contest Pits Electronic Medical Records Against Pen and Paper

Pen and paper often won out in terms of speed at the demonstration, but there's more to patient care than watching the clock, attendees learned at the Toward an Electronic Patient Record conference. Read More >

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