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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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Is your cloud service provider ready for HIPAA?

Is your industry’s compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 covered in the cloud?

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CIO Leadership Live with Kristin Darby, CIO at Cancer Treatment Centers of America | Ep 3

In this episode, Maryfran Johnson, executive director of CIO programs and events at IDG, talks with CIO Kristin Darby of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America about IT’s critical role in the convergence of genomic advances, clinical...

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FDA approves micro-chipped pill that tells doc if you took meds

Two years after accepting an application for a digital medicine application, FDA has approved the system, which tracks if you take the digital pill.

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FDA approves first 'digital' pill that tracks when it was swallowed

The medication is the first in the U.S. to have a digital ingestion tracking system: a sensor in the pill, a sensor in the patch, a mobile app and a web-based portal.

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Great big list of cybersecurity resources

Beef up your cybersecurity knowledge with this list of cybersecurity resources, including data threats, data breaches, books, jobs, companies and VC funding.

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Developer hangs patient data out in a cloud—for two years

In 2015, a developer at UIHC inadvertently put the personal data of about 5,300 patients in an open store in the cloud. UIHC found out about it in 2017.

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Medical devices: Embedded product security

Medical devices may have significant security risks associated with them. Let's look at the vulnerabilities they may have.

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Who's Down with MPC? (Yeah, You Know Me!)

MultiParty Computation improves data security by calculating encrypted information - what is not revealed cannot be leaked.

Healthcare: Are you prepared to trade privacy for treatment?

The U.S. HHS Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force and the U.K.'s ICO in separate reports highlight the need to better protect patients' information.

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Need a fix? Steal patient data

Trusted insiders within the healthcare sector with access to patients, patient data and dispensaries, have unencumbered access to sensitive data and drugs. William Osler Health System (Canada) had one of their insiders break trust and...

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36% off iHealth Oxygen level, Pulse rate, and Perfusion Index Monitor - Deal Alert

This oximeter gives you gives you fast, accurate vitals sign readings. Measure, track, and share your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index right from your smartphone or tablet.

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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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Best Deals of the Week, November 7th - November 11th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of November 7th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.


This disinfection robot zaps away bacteria with radiation

The robot, made by Blue Ocean Robotics, uses UV-C light to destroy the nucleic acids within bacteria and disrupt their DNA.


Brain-controlled robotics help paraplegics regain mobility

Eight people have regained some voluntary muscle control and sensation after using brain-controlled robotics.

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32% off Kinsa Smart Thermometer - Deal Alert

The pediatrician-recommended Kinsa Smart Thermometer makes it easier to get an accurate temperature reading, automatically remembers your health history, and offers real-time guidance when symptoms are cause for concern.

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4 reasons why healthcare needs a digital code of ethics

There is the distinct possibility that the best use of health information technology is to find new ways to listen to patients and enhance the doctor patient relationship rather than dictate or placate it. Ethics, and not data...

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