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Joe Biden precision medicine
By Jessica Davis 11:18 am June 07, 2016
Vice President Joe Biden unveiled the precision medicine database on Monday, speaking at its operations center at the University of Chicago. Genomic Data Commons is a National Cancer Institute initiative and is central to the National Cancer Moonshot and Precision Medicine Initiative.

"All clubs have been directed to re-confirm that they have reviewed their internal data protection and privacy policies and that medical information is stored and transmitted on password-protected and encrypted devices," according to an NFL statement.

By Bernie Monegain 11:27 am June 02, 2016
The protected health information of thousands of football players may have been compromised after a backpack that held a laptop containing the digital medical records of NFL team members was stolen from the car of a Washington Redskins trainer.
By Jessica Davis 09:37 am May 13, 2016
IBM plans to launch a cloud-based version of Watson's cognitive computing technology, designed solely to zero in on cybersecurity language, as a part of a year-long research project, the company announced Tuesday.

Patricia Flatley Brennan surrounded by a room-sized, computer-generated version of a kitchen in the Living Environments Laboratory virtual reality CAVE at UW–Madison's Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. (Photo: Jeff Miller)


By Bernie Monegain 04:43 pm May 11, 2016
Patricia Flatley Brennan, a professor at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and a former practicing nurse with a Ph.D. in industrial engineering, will take the lead as director at the National Library of Medicine.
By Jessica Davis 04:58 pm May 05, 2016
Two-thirds of healthcare organizations believe personalized medicine is already having a measurable effect on patient outcomes, according to a new survey. Even more, 75 percent, say it will impact their organizations over the next two years.

John Showalter, MD, chief health information officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, with members of his analytics team: Clinical Intelligence Manager Keith Hodges (left) and Research Informatics Manager Alex Castillo. (Photo courtesy UMMC)

By Mike Miliard 11:22 am May 03, 2016
UMMC CHIO John Showalter, MD, describes what associative data lakes, honest brokers and more mean to becoming a learning health system.

Building 17 on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters campus. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:23 am May 03, 2016
SQL Server 2016 will bring new functions for protecting data in motion and at rest, visual reporting, cloud-first features and big data analytics tools.

"The initial test phase with Twist demonstrated that we could encode and recover 100 percent of the digital data from synthetic DNA," said Microsoft's Doug Carmean.

By Mike Miliard 04:24 pm April 29, 2016
Microsoft purchased 10 million long oligonucleotides – DNA or RNA molecules used for genetic testing and research – from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience, and is using them to encode digital data.

"Hackers are beginning to impersonate executives to get the data they want," said Suzanne Widup, senior analyst on the Verizon RISK team.

By Jessica Davis 09:47 am April 26, 2016
Stolen credentials, privilege misuse and miscellaneous errors were the three biggest causes for health data breaches in 2015, according to the 9th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report released Tuesday.

"Every CIO and CISO should consider focusing on critical controls and using a programmatic approach to achieve effective security," says Sanjeev Sah.

By Bill Siwicki 09:51 am April 25, 2016
There are day-to-day blocking and tackling tactics that every healthcare organization should be doing right now to reasonably address the current security threat landscape.

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