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Blockchain is proving itself for real-world healthcare applications

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Experts from IEEE, UC San Diego and Health Linkages say the key is to make sure it’s the “right solution for the right problem.” “Even if you don’t think blockchain is overhyped (and many people do), you may still be convinced that whatever real-world promise it holds for healthcare is either too far in the theoretical future to think much about, or it’s not yet worth the effort to implement. Whether it’s AI and machine learning, clinical trial recruitment, empowering patients to manage their own health records, IoT and assorted […]
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Cloud security and IoT are the new peanut butter and jelly

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For enterprises using cloud services with IoT, it’s critical to adhere to as many security practices as possible. Experts weigh in on the best approaches to take. “The Internet of Things (IoT) adds another sticky layer to the question of cloud security. Most organizations think in terms of the devices themselves, rather than the services offered through the cloud, as potential vulnerability points. However, with all the data being gathered through IoT devices, organizations will find that utilizing cloud services may be the best way to alleviate strain on their […]
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DHS: KRACK vulnerability puts every Wi-Fi connection at risk

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Privacy & Security News “A Belgian researcher discovered a flaw in the protocol that could allow a hacker to hijack connections, launch man-in-the-middle attacks, view communications and decrypt traffic on all Wi-Fi-enabled devices. KRACK could be most devastating to IoT devices — especially in the healthcare sector — as many vendors and healthcare organizations fail to make timely patches. Healthcare IT leaders can visit the US-CERT advisory site for a list of products and available updates to patch the flaw.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social […]
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Internet unleashes .health domain names

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Healthcare Industry News “The health care industry now has its own domain name on the internet, just like universities have .edu and not-for-profits have .org. Several companies and organizations went live with the .health extension through DotHealth, the official registry.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

7.1M Patients Use Remote Monitoring, Connected Medical Devices

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More patients than ever are using connected medical devices to engage in remote monitoring and virtual healthcare. More than seven million patients now benefit from remote monitoring and the use of connected medical devices as an integral part of their care routines, says a new estimate from Berg Insights.  Remote monitoring use grew by 44 percent in 2016 as providers and patients rapidly embraced the convenience of mHealth tools. Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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Connected medical devices put healthcare at risk for sophisticated malware attacks

Connected medical devices put healthcare at risk for sophisticated malware attacks

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Is your healthcare facility at risk? Healthcare is one of three industries facing the highest risk of a cyberattack in 2017, particularly as patient records and medical devices have become more interconnected. Along with the financial and energy sectors, healthcare has emerged as an ideal target for hackers, according to a report released by the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology (ICIT).  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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