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Data Analytics, Information Management

New evidence that social media increases loneliness

November 15, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to the first author of the new study, which featured in the Journal of Social & Clinical Psychology, no scientific study has proven a causal connection between the two until now. University of Pennsylvania psychologist Melissa G. Hunt believes […]


Data Security, Information Management

Researchers develop solution to ensure long-term safe storage of sensitive health data

November 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was […]


Data Security, Information Management

OIG: FDA must address postmarket cybersecurity risk to medical devices

November 6, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration’s policies and procedures are not sufficient for effectively dealing with postmarket medical device cybersecurity events, an emerging risk to public health and the FDA’s mission. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Mental health diagnoses among US children, youth continue to rise at alarming rate

November 2, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily Health

“Access to mental health services among children can be difficult, and data suggest that it can be even more challenging for minority children compared with non-minority youths,” says Monika K. Goyal, M.D., MSCE, assistant division chief and director of research […]


Data Security, Information Management

HHS opens health cybersecurity coordination center

October 31, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Department of Health and Human Services this week officially opened a cybersecurity center designed to support and improve the cyber defense of the U.S. healthcare industry. The Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center—located at HHS headquarters in Washington—is meant to […]


Data Security, Information Management

Brain implants at risk of future cyberattacks

October 31, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The research was published as a report by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab in alliance with the UK’s University of Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group. According to the report ‘The Memory Market: Preparing for a future where cyber-threats target your past’, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Mental health conditions on the rise among US students

October 29, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Sara Oswalt, from the University of Texas at San Antonio, is the lead author of the new study, which was published in the Journal of American College Health. According to estimates that the scientists cite, around 26 percent of people […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Amazon joins NIH cloud initiative for biomedical research

October 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A second major vendor has joined a National Institutes of Health effort to enable biomedical researchers to harness the power of commercial cloud computing. Under NIH’s Science and Technology Research Infrastructure for Discovery, Experimentation, and Sustainability (STRIDES) initiative, Amazon Web […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Integrate or Die: Healthcare IT’s Costly Interoperability Problem

October 22, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

At times, it seems that healthcare is stuck in a time warp. At many hospitals, you’ll see doctors still using faxes while administrators input data into giant, blocky computers running on Windows XP. This is puzzling. After all, technology is […]


Data Security, Information Management

Data of 75,000 at risk after breach of federal insurance exchanges

October 22, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is reporting unauthorized access to consumer data in systems that support federal insurance exchanges. The agency says the breach affects personal information of thousands of individuals who get their health insurance from Federally […]


Data Security, Information Management

Feds boost cooperation on medical device cybersecurity

October 17, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Food and Drug Administration and Department of Homeland Security will work more closely to address threats to medical device cybersecurity. The federal agencies have signed a memorandum of agreement to increase coordination and cooperation when it comes to potential […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Patient Experience

New patient-centric website launched in Europe to empower people with chronic conditions

October 12, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced the European launch of Life Effects (https://lifeeffects.teva), a patient-centric website hosting content created by patients and checked by experts, at the European Committee for the Treatment and Research of Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) Congress in […]


Data Security, Information Management

HIT execs affirm medical devices grow as security risks

October 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Malware’s and ransomware’s reach is extending to medical devices, according to a survey of top healthcare IT executives. A survey by KLAS Research in collaboration with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) found that 18 percent of provider […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

The impact of cloud computing on medical devices

October 4, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Cloud computing is a subscription-based infrastructure that delivers services such as storage, databases, software, and networking. The healthcare industry and in particular the medical devices sector has been relatively slow in adopting cloud computing technology. However, the tide is turning […]


Data Security, Information Management

Meeting Healthcare’s Unique Cybersecurity Challenges

October 2, 2018

Via: HITECH Answers

Cybersecurity is more critical than ever in healthcare. A survey of U.S. physicians by Accenture and the American Medical Association (AMA) found that 83 percent of physician practices have experienced some form of cyberattack, such as phishing and viruses. Seventy-four […]