Archive for February, 2009

New Guidelines for Protecting Wireless, Remote Access Data

While wireless access has untethered many laptops from only having access in an office or home, public networks in local coffee shops will not keep your data safe. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its guide on maintaining data security while teleworking. The revised guide offers advice for protecting the wide [...]

Computerized Brain Exercises Improve Memory

A study in the upcoming April 2009 Journal of the American Geriatrics Society demonstrated that computerized brain exercises can improve memory and processing speed. Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Mayo Clinic used a commercially available software program to study cognitive changes via computer exercises. The Improvement in Memory with Plasticity-based Adaptive [...]

Using EMRs To Study Drug Efficacy

For years controversy has surrounded whether electronic medical records (EMR) would lead to increased patient safety, cut medical errors, and reduce healthcare costs. A new study suggests that there is another bonus from the implementation of electronic medical records: testing the efficacy of treatments for disease. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine [...]