Menu

industry verticals - News, Features, and Slideshows

News

  • HealthCare.gov to double capacity by end of month

    HealthCare.gov, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' troubled insurance-shopping website, will double its user capacity by the end of the month in an effort to eliminate sluggish response times when thousands of people are on the site at the same time, officials said.

    Written by Grant Gross22 Nov. 13 20:43
  • iPads in schools: The right way to do it

    This was supposed to be the year of the iPad's crowning triumph in education--its adoption by and distribution throughout the nation's second-largest school district, Los Angeles. Events haven't quite turned out as planned.

    Written by Joel Mathis22 Nov. 13 14:15
  • Many organizations struggle to define mobile work/play boundaries

    The K-12 private education Paideia School in Atlanta now hands out about 550 Apple iPads each year to students for classroom teaching and homework purposes. And while students love them, some parents are now pressing the IT department to restrict use of apps on the devices because they think there's too much game-playing.

    Written by Ellen Messmer21 Nov. 13 22:27
  • US HHS: Many people will shop for insurance outside HealthCare.gov

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expects a significant percentage of U.S. residents looking to buy health insurance under a new government program to avoid the troubled HealthCare.gov, but many of those people will do so for reasons unrelated to the website's problems, officials said.

    Written by Grant Gross18 Nov. 13 20:44
  • HealthCare.gov error rates going down, consultant says

    The technology team working on the troubled HealthCare.gov has made significant progress in recent days, with error rates on the U.S. government's health insurance shopping site down to less than 1 percent from 6 percent just after its launch, officials said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Nov. 13 20:56
  • Carriers' ISIS mobile wallet opens up across US

    The ISIS Mobile Wallet went live on Thursday, bringing NFC-powered shopping to consumers across the U.S. through a venture backed by three of the nation's top four carriers.

    Written by Stephen Lawson14 Nov. 13 21:49
  • Panel: Hospitals are just starting to build health IT foundations

    Health care providers are just beginning to figure out how big data, mobile platforms and integrated software can deliver better care at lower costs, according to speakers at The Economist's Health Care Forum in Boston.

    Written by Fred O'Connor13 Nov. 13 22:22
  • HealthCare.gov enrollments just 27,000 in first month

    More than 106,000 U.S. residents have selected health insurance plans, but only 27,000 did so through the flawed HealthCare.gov, during the first month of enrollment through the U.S. government's Affordable Care Act.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Nov. 13 20:53
  • Lawmakers: HealthCare.gov security warnings came before launch

    Top IT officials from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration insisted HealthCare.gov is as secure as possible, despite questions raised from inside the government before the flawed website's launch.

    Written by Grant Gross13 Nov. 13 20:15
  • Gogo adds voice calls, text messages to in-flight offerings

    Passengers in flight could make voice calls and exchange text messages using a new service from Gogo, but that doesn't mean your seatmate will necessarily be able to blab all through your next flight.

    Written by Stephen Lawson09 Nov. 13 00:26
  • HealthCare.gov experiences more problems

    Users of HealthCare.gov, the troubled insurance-shopping website run by the U.S. government, were having problems logging in and completing applications again on Wednesday, an official said.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Nov. 13 20:13
  • Republicans hammer HHS secretary for HealthCare.gov issues

    Officials at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ignored multiple auditor reports warning them of potential problems at insurance-shopping website HealthCare.gov before the site's launch Oct. 1, one Republican senator said Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Nov. 13 19:03
  • Senators question security at HealthCare.gov

    U.S. lawmakers questioned the security of HealthCare.gov, the U.S. government's troubled insurance-shopping website, after reports that one applicant's personal information was shared with another applicant.

    Written by Grant Gross05 Nov. 13 19:18