Here are few stories that caught our attention this week including how technological change has affected each passing generation, 6 CIOs share their strategic vision for 2013, the debate between HTML5 vs apps and more.
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Generations: Embracing Technology and Engaging Each Other - HIMSS
By Jon Mertz, Member, HIMSS Social Media Task Force
At any given time, there is a span of six generations in our society. Change seems to accelerate with each passing generation. Although many innovations in healthcare have occurred over the current six generations, the basics remain. They involve office visits and silos of paper.
This is changing, too, as electronic health records (EHRs) are increasingly being used and combined with many, many more apps for personal care that track steps, weight, calories, sugar levels, etc., and the list grows extensively from here.
All of this is positive, yet adoption and use is lagging. There are many conversations about engaged patients or e-patients, and more mainstream articles now appear about patients embracing technology to better manage their health.
6 CIOs Share Their Strategic Visions for 2013 - CIO
By John Brandon
Having a strategic vision in place is critical for success. Without a roadmap, IT can become too caught up in technology trends. For the six CIOs interviewed here, having a renewed focus on a core strategy for 2013 means directing the entire staff along a predetermined route—disaster recovery in the cloud, social networking, device independence and more. This, in turn, will drive business decisions, identify key priorities for their IT departments and demonstrate to end users a commitment to better usability.
Read these six CIO strategies for 2013 and see how they compare to your organization's plans for the rest of the year.
HTML5 vs. Apps: Here's Why The Debate Matters, And Who Will Win - Business Insider
HTML5 is a new technology that allows developers to build rich web-based apps that run on any device via a standard web browser. Many think it will save the web, rendering native platform-dependent apps obsolete. So, which will win? Native apps or HTML5?
Need more? Check out a related article on HTML5 vs Flash [infographic].
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