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How to Secure Sensitive Healthcare Data

2020 27 Feb

  In today's highly interconnected world, securing and protecting sensitive data can be a big challenge. This is even more true in healthcare, where data protection can become a matter of life and death.   Encryption is considered one of the most effective ways to protect data. As noted by the Ponemon Institute ,  about half of healthcare... Read more

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Most Companies Have No AI Plan: WEF Promotes AI Toolkit

2020 21 Jan

Global technology investment is rising to $52bln in the next three years, and expected to double the annual growth rates of major economies over the next 15 years. But while about 29 countries have established national AI policies to address potential risks, very few companies have followed suit. You might also like: Fighting Cyber Threats With... Read more

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Anthem to Provide Blockchain Medical Data to 40 Million Members

2019 17 Dec

U.S. health insurer Anthem, with around 40 million members, is increasingly relying on blockchain technology for more secure and efficient management of health data. Hyperledger Fabric, Indy and Burrow are among the blockchains the company is using. You might also like: Bills, Claims and Analysis: Blockchain in Healthcare Blockchain,... Read more

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Survey Finds Privacy and Security Key Barriers to Interoperability

2019 02 Jul

  The exchange of health information between hospitals and other provider organisations could result in more efficient delivery of care. A new survey, however, finds that security and data privacy issues continue to pose a big challenge in promoting interoperability in healthcare . The survey was conducted by the Trusted Network Accreditation Program... Read more

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Lab instruments in possible data leak

2019 05 Mar

A new study warns lab instruments used in biomedical research, such as DNA synthesising machines, may be leaking sensitive information t hrough some kind of noise or sound that they make. The study by University of California researchers serves to highlight new security risks created by the cyber-physical nature of biotechnology workflows. The... Read more

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Smart homes mean imminent upgrade in security and interoperability

2018 19 Sep

Digital and wireless technologies are helping health systems to evolve beyond care delivery of the diseased to encompass numerous health and wellness touchpoints, transforming it from disease management to health management.  With this paradigm shift, industry experts say the home will become an increasingly valuable site for enhancing the... Read more

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ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

2017 25 May

New guidance gives do’s and don’ts for protecting medical devices from becoming compromised Ransomware is a form of computer malware that holds systems hostage with a ransom demand. Medical systems are vulnerable to such attacks, which can damage hospital operations and compromise patient care by barring users from accessing critical functions... Read more

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Health IT: Benefits to Both Patients and Providers

2017 31 Jan

Information technology continues to expand its role in improving care delivery, especially with increasing use of mHealth tools. In addition to improving quality of care, healthcare leaders are increasingly relying on IT to improve their organisation's overall operational or business performance.      Embracing bimodal or hybrid IT... Read more

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Ransomware on the Rise; EHRs Prime Targets

2017 17 Jan

Cyberattacks on hospital IT systems are likely to continue, with security experts warning that 2017 could be even worse than last year for the healthcare industry. The reason: more hackers recognise the value in rich medical record data. Stolen patient health records can fetch as much as $60 per record.      See Also : ‘No More Ransom’... Read more

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Internet of Things North America 2017

2017 29 Mar

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