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    VENDOR MANAGEMENT NEEDED IN LIGHT OF NRC HEALTH RANSOMWARE ATTACK

    Feb 27, 2020

    Last week, NRC Health became the latest vendor to report it fell victim to a ransomware attack, which locked the company out of its computer systems as it worked to recover. Given its massive list of healthcare clients, the cyberattack could become a massive data breach. NRC Health sells software to...


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    ONC ADDRESSES HEALTH IT INFRASTRUCTURE CHALLENGES IN NEW AGENDA

    Feb 27, 2020

    Innovative research and scientific breakthroughs may remain stagnant due to difficulties with health IT infrastructure and the lack of quality data, but ONC articulates ways to address these challenges in its new policy and development agenda. A new blog post written by the National Coordinator Don ...


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    ONC: DATA STANDARDS, SECURITY KEY TO PRECISION MEDICINE SUCCESS

    Feb 27, 2020

    ONC is working to advance precision medicine research by supporting projects that improve health data standards, adopting policies that support data security and privacy, and promoting data sharing among researchers. As part of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), a federal effort to accelerate ...


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    GOOGLE’S ACQUISITION OF FITBIT COULD POSE ‘HIGH LEVEL OF RISK TO PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION’

    Feb 26, 2020

    In a plenary session on February 20, concerns were raised about the privacy implications of a merger of obligations under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPB). The Board urged both firms “to mitigate possible risks to the rights to privacy and data protection before notifyi...


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    THE PROMISE AND PERIL OF AI IN HEALTHCARE

    Feb 26, 2020

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to identify outbreaks such as the coronavirus, which, to date, has resulted in nearly 1,800 reported deaths and more than reported 71,000 infections. In a February 13 webinar, Casey Ross, national technology correspondent for STAT, pointed to efforts by John ...


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    AMAZON, MICROSOFT TEAM UP WITH CONSUMER TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION ON HEALTHCARE AI STANDARDS

    Feb 26, 2020

    Big names in technology, including Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM, worked with healthcare industry groups to develop a standard for the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.Convened by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a working group made up of 52 organizations set out to create a comm...


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    WELLDOC, REDOX PARTNER FOR BIDRECTIONAL EHR INTEGRATION WITH BLUESTAR APP

    Feb 25, 2020

    Welldoc, a digital health company revolutionizing chronic disease management, announced today its strategic partnership with Redox Inc., the leading interoperability platform for healthcare data exchange. The partnership will allow providers to receive and review insights about users of the BlueStar...


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    CTA LAUNCHES FIRST-EVER ANSI-ACCREDITED STANDARD FOR AI IN HEALTHCARE

    Feb 25, 2020

    More than 50 organizations – from major tech giants to startups and healthcare industry leaders – convened by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) have developed the first-ever ANSI-accredited standard for the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The standard is part of CTA...


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    5G AND THE FUTURE OF PERVASIVE IOMT

    Feb 25, 2020

    5G is the next generation of wireless connectivity and yes—it’s going to be a game changer. Verizon has launched 5G mobile service in parts of over 30 cities now in the U.S. and several high-profile venues like NFL stadiums, and there has been much discussion of how 5G’s ultra-fast...


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    EXTRACTING DATA TO DELIVER VALUE-BASED CARE

    Feb 19, 2020

    Value-based care is far preferable to a fee-for-service model, as long as we agree on value, and can be transparent in our approach. At its extreme, a fee-for-service model rewards someone who takes many attempts to get it right, whereas value-based care rewards the delivery of what matters in the m...


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    45% CONNECTED MEDICAL DEVICES VULNERABLE TO BLUEKEEP EXPLOIT

    Feb 19, 2020

    Microsoft issued a rare legacy patch for vulnerability known as BlueKeep, which impacts about 1 million devices. According to a new report from CyberMDX, about 45 percent of connected medical devices are vulnerable to an exploit.The initial patch for CVE-2019-0708 on the Windows 2003, Windows 7, Ser...


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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ENHANCES EKG TESTING FOR HEART CONDITION

    Feb 19, 2020

    Using artificial intelligence, EKGs may soon be able to screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an underdiagnosed condition that interferes with the heart’s ability to function properly. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart’s walls thicken and make it harder for the heart to pump ...


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TRENDING NEWS


    APERVITA LAUNCHES DEEP ENCRYPTION TECH TO STOP PAYER, PROVIDER CYBER THREATS

    Mar 27, 2020

    Apervita, the leading platform for value-based collaboration in healthcare, today announced they are offering Deep Encryption™ to their health plan and provider customers. The new feature introduces an unprecedented level of security to the U.S. healthcare system by encrypting data at the fiel...


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    AI DRUG DISCOVERY PLATFORM IDS POTENTIAL COVID-19 TREATMENTS

    Mar 26, 2020

    A drug discovery platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology has identified 18 potential treatments for COVID-19, according to an annuncement from health IT company Gero. Six of the potential anti-COVID-19 drugs have already been approved, three have been withdrawn, and the other nin...


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    MEANINGFUL USE, HITECH SPARKED SPIKE IN EHR VENTURE CAPITALISM

    Mar 26, 2020

    Following the introduction of the HITECH Act’s meaningful use program, entrepreneurship and venture capitalism in the health IT field increased, according a study conducted in JAMA Network Open. Although increased entrepreneurship and venture capitalism in health IT may promote EHR innovation,...


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    CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PUTS FOCUS ON STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES OF EHRS

    Mar 26, 2020

    A central problem the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted is the fact that EHR systems are large, slow monoliths that don’t quickly adapt to new, emergent demands on their design and workflow. Future planning will also need to include routine practice run-throughs for building rapid-alternative-...


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    TOP TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS SUPPORTING EHR OPTIMIZATION

    Mar 24, 2020

    The evolution of technology not only has an immense impact on society as a whole, but it is also making waves in the medical sector, and more specifically, EHRs. But with the rapid advancement of technology, prior tools need to update and adapt to keep up with the new advancements. From a medical st...


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    LEVERAGING AI FOR COVID-19 OUTREACH, POPULATION HEALTH MANAGEMENT

    Mar 24, 2020

    In the time since the COVID-19 outbreak has escalated to a full-blown global pandemic, buzzwords like artificial intelligence, population health management, and the social determinants of health have become vital defenses in the fight against infection. For more coronavirus updates, visit our resour...


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    HACKERS TARGET WHO, COVID-19 RESEARCH FIRM WITH CYBERATTACKS

    Mar 24, 2020

    Hacking groups are targeting healthcare in full force, with the World Health Organization and Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR), a UK-based research team on standby for developing a COVID-19 vaccine, reporting they were both hit with cyberattacks in the past month. Reuters was the first to report...


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    AWS INITIATIVE TO ACCELERATE COVID-19 DIAGNOSTICS, RESEARCH

    Mar 23, 2020

    Amazon joins a growing list of global technology giants stepping up to help battle the global COVID-19 pandemic through the AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative, which aims to accelerate COVID-19 diagnostics, research, and testing. The program, which is backed by an initial investment of $20 millio...


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    HEALTH CATALYST UNVEILS TWO SYSTEMS AND A SERVICE FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

    Mar 18, 2020

    Health Catalyst, a vendor of healthcare analytics technology and services, after numerous conversations with health system clients, will offer two COVID-19 systems and a new service to its domestic clients, with the first system available to pilot clients by the end of the month. The technology asso...


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    IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MATURE ENOUGH TO COMBAT COVID-19?

    Mar 18, 2020

    Before the world was even conscious of the threat posed by COVID-19, artificial intelligence had detected the beginnings of the outbreak. On December 30, 2019, researchers from BlueDot, a company that uses AI to track and anticipate infectious diseases, spotted a report about a pneumonia of unknown ...


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    MICROSOFT AZURE EXPANDS API FOR FHIR TO FUEL INTEROPERABILITY

    Mar 17, 2020

    Microsoft Azure recently announced its expansion of its application program interface (API) for Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resource (FHIR). The new open-source software (OSS) and connectors will advance interoperability and secure the exchange of protected health information (PHI). Leaders in ...


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    KYRUUS, GYANT INTEGRATE TO OFFER AI-ASSISTED PROVIDER SEARCH AND SELF-SCHEDULING

    Mar 17, 2020

    Kyruus, the provider of provider search and scheduling solutions for health systems, and GYANT, the leading artificial intelligence-enabled virtual assistant for healthcare, today announced a new integration partnership to help health systems enhance consumer access and self-service on their website...


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