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TheDarkOverLord ransomware
By Tom Sullivan 02:27 pm August 09, 2016
Cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks – and one hacker in particular known as TheDarkOverLord – represented nearly 30 percent of the 39 data breaches in July. The average time an attack went unreported, meanwhile, was a whopping two years.
HealthTap virtual care
By Jessica Davis 01:57 pm August 09, 2016
The latest version of the platform simultaneously connects medical specialists to patients and caregivers and a new service will translate between people speaking different languages.
By Jessica Davis 10:30 am August 09, 2016
The university aims to make genetic testing a regular part of healthcare using Google's Cloud Platform and informatics.
NIH Allscripts precision medicine
By Bernie Monegain 10:03 am August 09, 2016
Doctors at the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Cancer Institute and the NIH Clinical Center will use the tools to combine genomic and clinical data for statistical analysis and pattern detection.
Centura Dispatch Health

Centura uses the DispatchHealth app to reduce ER visits and readmissions by sending caregivers to patients who are not sure whether they need to come into the hospital.

By Bill Siwicki 07:43 am August 09, 2016
The Colorado network’s South Denver unit is giving patients an app for house calls and assigning care coordinators to help navigate the system. And it’s already seeing Triple Aim results. 
Donald Trump Detroit

Donald Trump on Monday promised one of his first acts if elected U.S. President would be to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Source: Gage Skidmore. 

By Tom Sullivan 04:23 pm August 08, 2016
The Republican candidate called the Affordable Care Act disastrous and said he has a plan to overhaul the Veterans Health Administration but focused more on plans for jobs, the economy and tax policy. 
OpenNotes
By Bill Siwicki 03:15 pm August 08, 2016
OpenNotes Executive Director Catherine DesRoches said the growing number of patients able to access their medical records online is advancing the shift toward transparency between doctors and patients.  
Privacy and Security Forum

The event focuses on case studies and actionable, practical presentations geared for the audience of 350+ CISOs and other healthcare security professionals. 

By Mike Moran 02:46 pm August 08, 2016
The event focuses on case studies and actionable, practical presentations geared for the audience of 350+ CISOs and other healthcare security professionals.
By Jessica Davis 11:30 am August 08, 2016
Newkirk Products, which provides ID cards for health insurance plans, reported an unauthorized access to a server containing member information.
IBM Watson leukemia
By Bernie Monegain 10:58 am August 08, 2016
The supercomputer identified a different type of cancer than the one doctors were currently treating for a patient in Japan.

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