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Nokia Blockchain trial for secure health data bid

2017 12 Dec

Communications giant Nokia, in collaboration with OP Financial Group, has started a blockchain pilot to explore new opportunities in the rising field of digital health. The new project seeks to develop better and more secure methods of storing and sharing healthcare data. One hundred participants are included in the pilot to test how they could have... Read more

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Medical Device Vendors: What Execs Need to Ask

2017 12 Jun

Healthcare providers need to step up measures to protect health data as medical devices remain vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to tech experts.“Ransomware attacks against medical devices are going to continue to grow like crazy in the coming months and years because most of the connected medical devices are not being secured properly,” said Mandeep... Read more

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10 Ways to Enhance Cybersecurity Protection

2017 24 Jan

2016 was marked by a number of cybersecurity mishaps that caused health data records to be exposed or stolen. The healthcare industry has taken steps to secure its vulnerabilities, but IT security experts say much more needs to be done to protect valuable patient data and keep it out of cybercriminals' hands.See Also: Cloud Security Toughest Role for... Read more

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European Institute for Innovation Through Health Data (i-HD)

2016 01 Jul

A new not-for-profit organisation, the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data (i~HD), held its inaugural conference and public launch in March this year in Paris.   This institute was formed in order to unite efforts to enable better uses of health data for the benefit of learning health systems and clinical research (The European Institute... Read more

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EHR Security in UK in Question

2015 19 Oct

Most patients in the UK (79 percent) would worry about the security of their health record if this was part of a national electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. The finding highlights the need for intensive public education and engagement initiatives to communicate... Read more

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Social Media May Hold Clues to Health Information

2015 14 Oct

Many patients are willing to share and link their social media data with electronic medical record (EMR) data for research purposes, finds a first-of-its-kind study published in the journal BMJ Quality & Safety. A databank that merges social media with EMR data may be able to provide insights about individuals’ health and health outcomes, according... Read more

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July 4: Data Independence Day

2015 29 Jun

This year's Fourth of July celebration has taken on a new meaning for supporters of the "Get My Health Data" movement, which is pushing for better patient access to health data. They are eager to raise awareness for their cause by holding “Data Independence Day” on the 4th of July.Organisers are hoping that the one-day event will actually spur a larger... Read more