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Precision Innovation Network builds cloud-based, AI-powered precision medicine app

Growth of the artificial intelligence market for healthcare is expected to reach $6.6 billion by 2021, according to Accenture, and the combined deployment of key clinical health AI applications could potentially create $150 billion in annual savings ...

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Is FDA doing enough to support medical device security?

Credit: FDA.gov Medical device vendors reported 400 percent more vulnerabilities per quarter since the Food and Drug Administration released its cybersecurity guidance in 2016, according to new research from MedCrypt. There were just 12 advi...

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Fax machines can be hacked to breach a network, using only a fax number

Credit: YouTube Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the ITU T.30 fax protocol that could be hacked to launch a cyberattack and gain access to a network. Security researchers have long bemoaned the use of fax machines, as th...

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Hacking humans: Jane Metcalfe talks neobiology, consumers' role in health data

Jane Metcalfe speaking at TEDx San Francisco. Credit: YouTube Humans have hacked all sorts of computer systems, but now we are starting to hack ourselves — specifically, our health and biology. “We [are at] the dawn of what I call the...

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Apple is developing custom health information tracking chips

Apple is looking to hire engineers to develop a custom chip for more sophisticated health information tracking and applications, according to a CNBC report. CNBC said it got the information from a job posting from Apple’s Health Sensing hardwar...

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IBM responds to recent Watson media coverage

Back in 2011, IBM's new Watson technology was the focus of a lot of excited expectation about what its artificial intelligence platform – having famously bested human opponents on Jeopardy! – could do for healthcare. Seven years later...

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CMS, USDS innovators on the future of Blue Button 2.0

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday held its first White House hackathon. The topic: Blue Button 2.0. Ahead of the event, I spoke with two technologists, one from CMS and one from the United States Digital Service (which worked w...

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Cloud-based PACS system cuts imaging costs by half for rural hospital

Republic County Hospital in Belleville, Kansas. Credit: Google Maps Republic County Hospital in North Central Kansas had an imaging problem: Its picture archiving and communications system was supplied by the radiology group that read images for ...

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AHRQ, Social Security Administration aim to attract FHIR developers

AHRQ Director Gopal Khanna speaking at Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House on Tuesday. WASHINGTON, DC — The Agency for Health Research and Quality and the Social Security Administration here on Monday announced plans for...

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5 traits of extraordinary entrepreneurs

Venture capitalist John Doerr speaking at a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference at the White House. WASHINGTON, DC – During a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here at the White House on M...

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CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls on payers to release claims data in API format

CMS Administrator Seema Verma speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Monday. Credit: Twitter WASHINGTON, DC – Administrator Seema Verma urged health insurance companies to follow the Centers for Medicare and Med...

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Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce pledge to remove interoperability barriers

WASHINGTON, DC – A broad coalition of technology giants took the stage in an unscheduled session at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here in the White House.  Specifically, Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce came...

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