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Vyopta Becomes First Digital Employee Experience Management Solution In FedRAMP Marketplace


Vyopta, the leader in digital collaboration and experience optimization, today announced it has achieved U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authority to Operate (ATO). Vyopta earned this authorization in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), its sponsoring agency. Vyopta is the only multi-vendor collaboration solution available in the FedRAMP Marketplace. FedRAMP is one of the most extensive security authorizations cloud services providers can achieve. It provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud services to ensure all federal data is secure in cloud environments.

SAIA: Split Artificial Intelligence Architecture for Mobile Healthcare System Artificial Intelligence

As the advancement of deep learning (DL), the Internet of Things and cloud computing techniques for biomedical and healthcare problems, mobile healthcare systems have received unprecedented attention. Since DL techniques usually require enormous amount of computation, most of them cannot be directly deployed on the resource-constrained mobile and IoT devices. Hence, most of the mobile healthcare systems leverage the cloud computing infrastructure, where the data collected by the mobile and IoT devices would be transmitted to the cloud computing platforms for analysis. However, in the contested environments, relying on the cloud might not be practical at all times. For instance, the satellite communication might be denied or disrupted. We propose SAIA, a Split Artificial Intelligence Architecture for mobile healthcare systems. Unlike traditional approaches for artificial intelligence (AI) which solely exploits the computational power of the cloud server, SAIA could not only relies on the cloud computing infrastructure while the wireless communication is available, but also utilizes the lightweight AI solutions that work locally on the client side, hence, it can work even when the communication is impeded. In SAIA, we propose a meta-information based decision unit, that could tune whether a sample captured by the client should be operated by the embedded AI (i.e., keeping on the client) or the networked AI (i.e., sending to the server), under different conditions. In our experimental evaluation, extensive experiments have been conducted on two popular healthcare datasets. Our results show that SAIA consistently outperforms its baselines in terms of both effectiveness and efficiency.

New healthcare and population datasets now available in Google BigQuery Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning Blog Google Cloud Platform


We've just added several publicly available healthcare datasets to the collection of public datasets on Google BigQuery (the cloud-native data warehouse for analytics at petabyte scale), including RxNorm (maintained by NLM) and the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II. While it's not technically a healthcare dataset, we also added the 2000 and 2010 Decennial census counts broken down by age, gender and zip code tabular areas, which we hope will assist healthcare utilization and population health analysis (as we'll discuss below). Anyone with a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account can explore these datasets. RxNorm was created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) to provide a normalized naming system for clinical drugs and provide structured information such as brand names, ingredients and so on for each drug. Drug information is made available as a single "concepts" table while the relationships that map entities to each other (ingredient to brand name, for example) is made available as a separate "relationships" table.