Here's What You May or May Not Have Missed This Week:
• The White House announced the first chief data scientist, assigning DJ Patil to the new role. Patil has worked with corporations such as LinkedIn, eBay, PayPal, Skype, and Greylock Partners, and will focus efforts on big data in health care. Source
• Cleveland Clinic formed a new partnership with Cox Communications in order to improve in-home patient monitoring and treatment services. Cox will provide the broadband for video consultations administered by Cleveland Clinic in an effort to expand telemedicine services. Source
• It was announced today that approximately 800,000 HealthCare.gov customers were given the wrong tax information from the government. California is facing a similar problem, with nearly 100,000 people affected by incorrect tax information. The administration is investigating the cause, but in the meantime the tax filings and refunds for those affected will be delayed. Source
On The Front Lines:
Apple won the mobile battle this week, taking 0.05 percent from Android among pMD's physician charge capture users. Users could be feeling the excitement around the flurry of information recently that Apple is forming its own electric automobile team. Apple has not released any official statements, but tech rival, Google, has already gotten a head start on its own auto plans.
Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care alongside the front lines of the iOS-Android wars among pMD's charge capture physician users. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news.