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HHS Zika Moderna

Richard Hatchett, MD, acting director of BARDA, says the government is taking a three-pronged approach to fight Zika.

By Bernie Monegain 09:32 am September 08, 2016
The $8.2 million deal with Moderna aims to accelerate the development of vaccine technology and is expected to be faster than other approaches in developing vaccines.
machine learning healthcare
By Mike Miliard 07:53 am September 08, 2016
MIT professor John Guttag said that growing sets of aggregated data, federal rules mandating access to information and existing tools make machine learning a reality today. Here’s what healthcare organizations need to know about the emerging technology.
John Guttag, who leads the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, urged healthcare providers to aggressively incorporate machine learning into workflows.
By Mike Miliard 07:42 am September 08, 2016
These approaches have enormous potential to enable clinicians, doctors and researchers to spot patterns in existing data sets. We take a look at the two styles and what they mean to healthcare organizations.
Ransomware healthcare
By Bill Siwicki 05:02 pm September 07, 2016
Cybercriminals are nailing healthcare with the insidious form of malware and CryptoWall is the most common type of ransomware detected in the second quarter, a new report finds.
UPMC Cernostics precision medicine

Cernostics CEO Mike Hoerres.

By Bernie Monegain 01:46 pm September 07, 2016
The funding will help speed the development of a new test that uses digital images of a biopsy slide to detect Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that can lead to cancer, the companies said.
LA Cerner population health

Cerner President Zane Burke said the company's HealtheIntent platform is designed to aggregate and normalize data from multiple sources. 

By Bernie Monegain 12:19 pm September 07, 2016
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the second largest U.S municipal system, is growing its population health management platform with Cerner’s HealtheIntent technology.
Hillary Clinton HIMSS

Hillary Clinton said at HIMSS14 that progress in healthcare requires the right infrastructure, attitude, talent and regulatory environment.

By Bernie Monegain 11:29 am September 07, 2016
The Democratic Candidate for president on big data, evidence-based medicine, quality outcomes, transparency in the healthcare system, and more.
Connecticut health literacy app

FH Cost Lookup CT, avaibable in English and Spanish, can direct users to resources for healthcare, transportation assistance and other services. 

By Jeff Lagasse 09:44 am September 07, 2016
Fair Health Cost Lookup CT enables users to estimate costs for medical and dental procedures based on geographical region and it provides resources that explain the fundamentals of health coverage. 
cybersecurity hacked endpoint protection

Core Security general manager Chris Sullivan predicted that in one or two years information security professionals and healthcare executives will realize that endpoint protection and agents are not always practical. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:03 am September 07, 2016
Healthcare organizations need to implement high-end network monitoring and anomaly detection, according to Core Security general manager Chris Sullivan.
John Muir population health

John Muir Health lead consultant Susan Tolin said the system is working to include third-party apps and data into the EHR so care teams can all view the same patient information. 

By Bill Siwicki 07:01 am September 07, 2016
The hospital appointed a Vice President of Care Coordination and Integration, Christy Kaplan, and involved the work of clinicians, including Susan Tolin, to tie together distinct departments and ensure that patients are working with the right care teams.

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