Category Archives: Technology

Cancer Moonshot Touts Early Achievements

Dive Brief: The White House released its first report on its cancer moonshot initiative, showing progress on a number of fronts. Nineteen projects are already underway in the first year of the initiative, with another 27 planned for year two … Continue reading

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2016 Biggest Year for Digital Health Funding

Dive Brief: A total of $6.4 billion has been invested in digital health ventures through the first three quarters of 2016 and $2.37 billion was invested in the third quarter alone, according to the StartUp Health Insights Digital Health Funding … Continue reading

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AMA: Physicians Like the Idea of Digital Health

Dive Brief: A new survey released Monday commissioned by the American Medical Association notes physicians are looking forward to digital health adoption. Conducted by Kanter TNS, 85% of 1,300 surveyed physicians stated digital health solutions are advantageous to patient care. Physicians … Continue reading

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HIPAA Settlement Highlights Issue of Outdated Agreements

Care New England Health System (CNE), on behalf of each of the covered entities under its common ownership or control, has agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security … Continue reading

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Taming EHR: 7 Tips to Reduce Time

Many physicians complain that electronic health records are time-consuming and that performing EHR tasks cuts into the time they have to spend with patients. And there’s data to back that up. Physicians spend roughly half (49.2%) of their work day … Continue reading

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Microsoft Wades Into Healthcare R&D

Dive Brief: Microsoft is engaged in numerous health research projects in a mutually beneficial relationship with the medical community, according to an article on the Microsoft website. One Microsoft project is using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of … Continue reading

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The $54 Million Hospital Without Any Beds

Mercy Hospital in St. Louis wants to provide better care for its patients — by making sure they don’t come to the hospital. Instead, 330 staffers at Mercy’s Virtual Care Center place video calls to patients using highly sensitive two-way … Continue reading

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EMC Study: U.S. Healthcare Lagging on Data Protection

Findings shows respondents lost a total of 2.36 TB of data last year, which cost, 22 hours of downtime for each incident and a total of $900,000 on average Only one out of 10 organizations are considered ‘ahead of the … Continue reading

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5 Emerging Trends in the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare sector has been growing steadily as the demand for specialized physicians and practices continues to expand. Companies in the medical industry are starting up all over, and current trends promise further big changes for professionals in the healthcare … Continue reading

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Pro Tips on Strengthening Cybersecurity

It’s getting to be an all too familiar story: Hackers break into a hospital’s computer systems, steal personal information. Earlier this month, Banner Health, reported that hackers accessed payment data for 3.7 million individuals through point-of-sale systems at food and beverage vendors … Continue reading

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