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A significant risk burdens almost every major organization in the world. Despite repeated efforts, they have been unable to conquer this resilient foe: tribal knowledge. Most organizations do not document nor explicitly manage much of how they actually operate. This critical information, or tribal knowledge, is held solely in the minds of its employees and within the cultural traditions of the organization. This store of vital and company-specific experience, expertise and practices often represents one of the organization’s most valuable, but unprotected assets – which is why finding a way to digitize it has now become a business imperative.  The Effort to Harness Tribal Knowledge Executives have long understood that the organization’s tribal knowledge is often an important part of its operating model. And therefore, they realize that the ephemeral nature of trib... (more)

Mobile Health News Weekly – Week of September 29, 2013

The Mobile Health News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to mobile health that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly With the rise of the iPhone, Android and other mobile devices has come a flood of applications designed to help people stay healthy. Now, the FDA will focus on monitoring a handful of apps that turn smartphones into devices, like a heart monitor, or medical attachments that plug into smartphones, like arm cuffs that measure blood pressure.  Read Original Content For people who forget to take their meds—which is about half of us—Janssen Healthcare Innovation has introduced a free mobile app... (more)

Security in the Frenetic Age

There has been a lot of talk about data leaks and data privacy lately, not naming any names. The articles and blog entries on this topic are filled with outrage and spoken with dropped jaws. I have to admit that the only shock I experience on this subject is at how shocked people are. As divisive as these issues are, fundamental questions remain. How much privacy should be expected? How many times a week are you prompted to accept a long block of terms and conditions in order to access online services? How many times do you read them? Isn’t that the scary part? The mobile revolution has brought us into the Frenetic Age. Hear two bars of a song you like? Buy it on iTunes. Order a tasty looking burrito? Instagram it.  Overcome by wit?  Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr…  Digitizing our social lives — and our lives in general — leaves a trail of data.  Eric Schmidt claims th... (more)

MMR Offers to Pay up to Five Thousand Dollars in Medical Costs for Swine Flu Victims

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- MMR Information Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) (the "Company"), which through its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, MyMedicalRecords, Inc. ("MMR") provides consumer-controlled Personal Health Records ("PHRs") (www.mymedicalrecords.com) and electronic safe deposit box storage solutions (www.myesafedepositbox.com), today announced that it has launched a new subscriber Program to reimburse up to $5,000 for remaining medical insurance deductibles, or out-of-pocket medical expenses up to $5,000, for a MyMedicalRecords PHR subscriber family member who has a confirmed case of the H1N1 (Swine Flu) virus. The diagnosis must be made by a licensed medical practitioner pursuant to the case definitions set forth by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Complete details of the Program are located at Be Prepared for Swine Flu or on MMR... (more)

Free Educational Resources, Podcasts and Student Activities Bring Black History Month to Life at Verizon Thinkfinity

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Black History Month, Verizon Thinkfinity (www.thinkfinity.org) has added a new feature highlighting free lesson plans, teacher resources and student activities to bring the inspiring stories of black leaders to life. From the contributions of prominent leaders such as a W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, to the advances brought about by black scientists, to the story of the Underground Railroad, Black History Month provides a tremendous opportunity for teachers to share these valuable lessons with their students. The Verizon Thinkfinity Web site contains thousands of free, engaging educational resources that make learning fun. Lesson plans, in-class activities and homework help can be found quickly and searched by grade level, keyword or subject. Among the resources included in the Verizon Thinkfinity fe... (more)

MMRGlobal Introduces Worldwide Standardized Personal Health Record and Document Management System to America's Military

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/16/12 -- MMRGlobal, Inc. (OTCBB: MMRF) ("MMR"), a leading provider of Personal Health Records (PHRs) and electronic document management and imaging systems for healthcare professionals, today announced it presented the Company's patented Personal Health Record products and services for active military, civilian personnel, veterans and America's wounded warriors at the Military Electronic Health Records Conference, March 15-16, in Washington, D.C. MMR is no stranger to Wounded Warriors initiatives, having sponsored The Thalians benefit for Operation Mend. The event chaired by MMRGlobal Chief Executive Officer Robert H. Lorsch and Company Spokesperson Kira Reed Lorsch raised more than $1 million last year for the Operation Mend program that helps heal severely wounded U.S. service members. The Company's standardized approach to h... (more)

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Selects Oracle's StorageTek Tape Drives

REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/05/12 -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) News Facts The USC Shoah Foundation Institute has selected Oracle's StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives to support its ongoing project to catalogue and preserve visual testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses. The USC Shoah Foundation Institute, established by filmmaker and USC trustee Steven Spielberg, is dedicated to overcoming prejudice, intolerance, and bigotry, and the suffering they cause, through the educational use of more than 100,000 hours of visual testimonies. At 5 TB uncompressed, the StorageTek T10000C Tape Drive is the world's highest capacity drive and enables customers to boost capacity and performance while maintaining their existing footprint. Now more than 80 percent complete, the Institute's Holocaust preservation project began in 2008 with Oracle's StorageTek SL8500 Mo... (more)

OfficeDrop Updates iPhone and iPad Scanner Apps

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/01/12 -- Today, OfficeDrop is announcing a brand new version of its popular iPhone and iPad scanner apps for iOS 6. Using the same technology that powers Siri voice recognition search, users can now find documents within OfficeDrop's online cloud storage system with voice commands. The new update also includes social sharing, so users can instantly send document access links and updates from their OfficeDrop account to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. "The OfficeDrop iOS 6 updates are some of our most innovative yet," said OfficeDrop CEO Prasad Thammineni. "We wanted to take some of the existing features iPhone and iPad owners are excited about and tie them into the app in a functional way. Both voice search and social sharing fit with OfficeDrop's mission to create a dead-simple way for small businesses to go paperless and find w... (more)

Javelina Scalable Payer Platform Selected by Cerner

Eldorado, a division of MphasiS, an HP Company, and leading provider of benefit administration platforms, announced that Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) recently selected Javelina as its health care information technology platform. “Javelina has been specifically developed to help our clients transition towards increased interoperability in order to grow with the changing health care landscape,” said Sally Else, president of Eldorado. “We are pleased that Cerner has chosen us to support its health information technology goals moving forward.” According to Cerner Vice President Roger Kaltefleiter, Javelina’s fully integrated application suite affords greater operational transparency with user-defined configuration across areas such as billing, stop loss, CRM and provider/network management. In addition, its ICD-10 architecture further ensures that Cerner remains one step ahe... (more)

Wilcom and Corel Introduce New Elements 3 Product Suite for Apparel Decoration Design

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/13 -- Editors Note: Three images are associated with this press release. Wilcom International and Corel® Corporation today announced the latest versions of Wilcom DecoStudio e3 and EmbroideryStudio e3 integrated with CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite X6 as part of the Elements 3 product range. The new modular product range provides a flexible and affordable way for businesses to choose the tools they need and add as they grow. A revamped user interface provides easier and faster ways to work for newcomers and experienced users alike. This release brings even smoother workflows between graphic and embroidery files as well as a host of creative and productivity features. With a focus on all types of apparel decoration, Wilcom Elements 3 also features new Virtual Decorations, simulating embroidery through digital p... (more)

Scriptel Corporation Announces OmniScript: a Universal Signature Integration Platform

Scriptel® Corporation (Scriptel), a leading provider of electronic signature capture solutions and devices, today announced the launch of its OmniScript product, a small integrated web server that can be installed on a personal computer or embedded device to connect Scriptel ScripTouch® electronic signature pads to a computer network or local application. “One of the objectives when designing OmniScript was to give users the ability to locate and connect to any ScripTouch signature device within their available network and process workflows on multiple devices simultaneously,” said Codey Jenkins, Product Manager at Scriptel Corporation. “OmniScript has many advantages that simplify integration issues including any web based or installed applications which can directly manage Scriptel ScripTouch signature pads and create two-way communication.” The resulting produc... (more)