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phishing as a service
By Jessica Davis 05:55 am April 18, 2017
Hospitals can hire white hat hackers to conduct anti-phishing campaigns but the dark web boasts eerily similar offerings to cybercriminals, too. Infosec pros share tips for using one and avoiding the other. 
By Bill Siwicki 03:24 pm April 17, 2017
Investors spent a whopping $1.6 billion in VC funding during the first quarter of 2017. Appointment booking and mHealth topped the IT areas they targeted.
Cerber Locky ransomware
By Jessica Davis 01:45 pm April 17, 2017
Ransomware continues to be the most heavily used malware by hackers, with more invasive methods on the horizon, a new report from Malwarebytes revealed.
Black Book Cerner VistA
By Jessica Davis 01:04 pm April 17, 2017
The research firm ranked Cerner number one in all categories for the best vendor to replace VistA. Number 2? Allscripts. Epic struggled with cost control and go-lives.
health data breaches Protenus
By Bill Siwicki 11:53 am April 17, 2017
There were 39 breach incidents in March, affecting 1,519,521 patient records, Protenus says in a new report.
IBM Continuum Analytics Anaconda

IBM senior vice president Bob Picciano said Anaconda will enable data scientists to build deep learning apps. Photo via Twitter. 

By Bernie Monegain 11:10 am April 17, 2017
Big Blue will make Anaconda available on its PowerAI software for developers creating cognitive computing tools.
Soon-Shiong University Utah
By Jessica Davis 10:48 am April 17, 2017
Emails reveal details of the strings attached to Patrick Soon-Shiong’s $12 million donation to the University of Utah.
St. Jude Medical faulty defibrillators
By Jessica Davis 01:11 pm April 14, 2017
The agency says St. Jude Medical continued to ship faulty defibrillators despite issues with rapid battery depletion.
EHR player NextGen eyes mobile tech with $34 million takeover of Entrada
By Bill Siwicki 11:49 am April 14, 2017
Company says it sees mobile health systems as some of the most valuable real estate in healthcare.  
NewYork-Presbyterian CMS accountable health
By Bernie Monegain 11:40 am April 14, 2017
CMS initiative aims to boost outcomes, reduce cost and find innovative ways to deliver care to underserved populations.

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