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Hacking and mega-breaches: 2018 the worst year yet?

The number of reported data breaches in 2018 is at a consistent pace with this same time period in 2017, according to new research from Risk Based Security, but there’s a catch: mega-breaches and hacking persist as top cybersecurity concerns ac...

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Roundup: 12 healthcare algorithms cleared by the FDA

Every day sees strides across the field of artificial intelligence, and healthcare is just one of the many industries looking to smart automation as a means to reduce burden and improve results. The last year in particular has brought a wealth of new...

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Korea’s Myongji Hospital signs agreement with BICube to co-develop a blockchain-based medical information exchange system

Myongji Hospital Director Kim Hyung-soo (right) and BICube CEO Kim Min-kyung hold up their agreement at Myongji Hospital in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, on 13th November 2018. Credit: Myongji Hospital Myongji Hospital, which was established in 1987...

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AMIA calls for tighter coordination of data privacy rules

The American Medical Informatics Association is asking the Trump administration to take a close look at both HIPAA and the Common Rule to see how they might be updated or harmonized for a new era of privacy policy. Specifically, the AMIA wants a more...

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Microsoft unveils FHIR Server for Azure to advance interoperability, machine learning

Microsoft this week announced the release of its open source FHIR Server for the Azure cloud. Available on GitHub, Microsoft said it is “contributing this open source project to make it easier for all organizations working with healthcare data ...

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EHR, revenue cycle and practice management vendors to integrate products, Black Book says

Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) are demanding product consolidation of electronic health records, revenue cycle and practice management vendors are likely to deliver sooner rather than later, according to new Black Book research. The firm found t...

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HIPAA update inches closer to reality

Federal regulatory efforts to upgrade HIPAA have taken a step toward reform. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) passed the HIPAA request for information (RFI) on to the Office of Management and Budget, app...

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Robust infosec needs organizational excellence

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What are the top health IT priorities in Europe? Not so different from the U.S.

Hospital IT executives in Europe share many of the same priorities and face many similar challenges as CIOs in other regions of the globe, including the United States, according to the HIMSS Analytics Annual European eHealth Survey 2018 released on W...

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FTC hearing: Not all AI is created equal, so safety and validation are critical

Dr. Michael Abramoff, founder and CEO of IDx Technologies (Photo: FTC) In hearings yesterday and today at the Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., the Federal Trade Commission is gathering expert perspective on the current state of a...

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Northern district health boards in New Zealand implement new cloud-based telehealth service

Photo: Bay of Islands Hospital clinical team members and Broadway Health Kaikohe GP Justine Woodcock (left) liaising with intensive care specialists and a paediatrician at Whangarei Hospital via Zoom. Credit: eHealthNews.nz The four Northern Regi...

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Northwestern Medicine, Bay Labs see promise for AI-assisted cardiac imaging

Northwestern Medicine has enrolled the first patient for what it says will be a pioneering study in AI-enabled cardiology – conducted in partnership with Bay Labs, a San Francisco-based startup focused on applying deep learning to ultrasound an...

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