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Op-ed: Hackers are targeting Covid-19 vaccinations. Here’s how to stop them

February 17, 2021

Via: CNBC

The Covid-19 vaccine has been a constant target for cybercriminals from creation to deployment. In December 2020, it was reported that vital vaccine data was accessed by hackers through a European regulator’s systems. More recently, it was revealed that documents […]


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A Path Toward Further Clinical and Administrative Data Integration

January 28, 2021

Via: HITECH Answers

The Health Information Technology Advisory Committee (HITAC) recently approved a report and set of recommendations developed by the Intersection of Clinical and Administrative Data (ICAD) Task Force. The ICAD Task Force was established to produce information and considerations related to […]


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MT: How safe is your health data?

October 8, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Medical Technology is now available on all devices. Read it for free here Social distancing and lockdown measures have dramatically shifted the ways that people access healthcare information, with patients turning to devices, apps and the internet for help. But […]


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Why More Healthcare Providers are Moving to Public Cloud

September 9, 2020

Via: InformationWeek

Resilience is the buzzword of the day. Actually, it’s a current business requirement. In the wake of COVID-19, every company wants to have it, build it and sustain it. Healthcare providers are no exception. Urgently moving to scale to meet […]


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AI can expedite drug repurposing process for finding COVID-19 therapies, says GlobalData

August 21, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Out of all the different approaches available to find new therapies to treat COVID-19, drug repurposing is one of the fastest and safest methods, as the drugs are already being used to treat other conditions therefore leading to fewer chances […]


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AI and single-cell genomics

August 3, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Researchers from the Institute of Computational Biology at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Department of Mathematics at TUM developed “scVelo” (single-cell velocity). The method estimates RNA velocity with an AI-based model by solving the full gene-wise transcriptional dynamics. This allows […]


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Cyberattackers Hit Hospitals Hard During Pandemic

July 29, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Being a hospital CIO can be an unenviable – and sometimes nearly thankless – job even at the best of times. Things have arguably gotten even worse for health IT leaders as COVID-19 caseloads mount and the need to slap […]


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U.S. hospitals scramble to adopt new HHS coronavirus data system, some states see ‘data blackout’

July 22, 2020

Via: CNBC

Hospitals and states are scrambling to adopt a new national Covid-19 data reporting system hastily implemented by the Trump administration last week that has left some, mostly rural, states in the dark about the severity of their own coronavirus outbreaks. […]


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How Are Big Data and Telehealth Changing Healthcare Post-COVID-19?

June 25, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Our world is changing more quickly than many older generations ever imagined. This is especially true in the healthcare industry where new technologies and healthcare revolutions seem just around the corner every single day. Change is happening so quickly here […]


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5 Steps to Securing Healthcare Data and Assuring Continuity Through Crisis

June 19, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

It is not an overstatement to say that healthcare workers are the real heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rapid and selfless response is an incredible example of what we can achieve when good people collaborate and rise to the […]


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Why are healthcare cyberattacks surging amid Covid-19

June 3, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As the global healthcare sector battles the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyberattacks targeting it has surged. In March, the Czech Republic hospital responsible for running most of the country’s Covid-19 testing, Brno University Hospital, was held to ransom […]


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Recognizing Health Care Cyberthreats Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus chaos to launch new scams and exploit vulnerabilities in remote work technologies that have never been used at such large scales before. Right now, health care facilities are under extraordinary pressure as layouts […]


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4 Ways Location Data Can Help Public Health Experts Fight COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The effects of COVID-19 have rapidly spread across the globe – testing the limits of both the population and the public health sector. High in-demand medical services are countered by disruptions in daily operations as hospitals struggle to function in […]


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Why Data Interoperability is Critical in the Fight Against the Pandemic

April 6, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. Providers need access to the full picture of every patient they treat, and epidemiologists need to consolidate data from multiple sources to track the […]


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How the IoT Can Improve Efficiency in Health Care Facilities

March 31, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The connected devices comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) span industries ranging from transportation to marketing. Many applications streamline operations and change the ways people get things done. The opportunities in IoT health care applications are abundant, too, for assisting […]


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Six Healthcare Trends To Watch For 2020

March 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

As we begin the new decade, I’d like to talk about six major healthcare industry trends that I’m most excited about in 2020. 1. AI-Powered Tools To Increase Efficiency AI tools are being developed that can help providers make clinical […]


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Why Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problem

February 12, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Making improvements in healthcare data analytics has the potential to lead to significant cost savings and improved patient health and wellness. We’ve identified two ways these improvements can be accomplished: Embrace an enterprise analytics strategy to process vast amounts of […]


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IoT: A Promising Prescription for Healthcare

January 20, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving its value in many industries, perhaps the most significant benefits to consumers can be found in healthcare. Here’s a prime example: Health organizations can deploy IoT to remotely monitor patients’ blood pressure, […]


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Is Location Data The Big Next Health Privacy Threat?

January 3, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

With smartphones in the hands of virtually anyone in the U.S. who wants one, they’re part of the background of our lives, quiet, surprisingly powerful assistants that bring much of the modern world into our hands. But as a new […]


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Addressing Healthcare’s IT Security Oversight Challenges

December 19, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many […]