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A Health Hack Wake-Up Call

Niam Yaraghi | US News & World Report | April 1, 2016

Hospitals went digital almost overnight, but they neglected to prioritize patient data protection. U.S. hospitals appear to be under a new type of IT hacking attack: crypto-ransomware. Hackers have changed their approach and instead of stealing patient data, they are now locking down the computer systems of hospitals and asking for a ransom, in bitcoin, in order to allow hospitals to have access to their own computers...

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A Small Paper Problem: The Health Exchanges Face An Avalanche Of Paper Applications

Charles Ornstein | The Health Care Blog | December 12, 2013

When and some state-run insurance marketplaces ran into trouble with their websites in October and November, they urged consumers to submit paper applications for coverage. Read More »

Maryland and Estonian Civilians Take Up Arms Against Hackers

Aliya Sternstein | Nextgov | July 25, 2013

Maryland has started a volunteer netwarfare squad that the Estonian ambassador likens to her country's groundbreaking civilian cyber reserve, which was assembled after neighboring Russia allegedly shut down the former Soviet state's Internet access in 2007. Read More »

Open Health IT Company Receives Investment to Drive Interoperability and Disaster Response

Press Release | Audacious Inquiry (Ai) | January 18, 2018

Audacious Inquiry (Ai), a health information technology (IT) and policy company that delivers bold solutions for connected healthcare, announced today it had received an investment from ABS Capital Partners, a leading late-stage growth company investor. The funding will be used to enhance solution offerings, as well as expand the company's geographic footprint. "Ai seeks to meet the pressing need for connected care across the country, through complementary advisory, systems integration, and software solutions," said Chris Brandt, Managing Partner of Ai. "We look forward to our partnership with ABS Capital as we work to accelerate interoperability across the country to enable better communication, coordination, and care."

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Oregon's Health Care Website Is Worse Than

Sophie Novack | | April 24, 2014

Oregon is set to become the first state to switch over to the federal Obamacare exchange.  The state exchange, Cover Oregon, has been such a failure that moving to the once broken seems preferable to trying to salvage its system.

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Researcher Sounds Alarm On State Health Exchange Security

Jaikumar Vijayan | Computerworld | November 7, 2013

Several state healthcare exchanges established as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appear buggy and easy to attack, a security researcher warned this week. Read More »

Who’s Logging Your Face?

Alvaro Bedoya | The Washington Post | March 22, 2017

In 1892, Sir Francis Galton published a treatise in which he argued that the patterns on our fingers were “an incomparably surer criterion of identity than any other bodily feature.” Today, fingerprinting is ubiquitous. But the limits of the technique are clear: Fingerprinting is a targeted, one-off process whereby a single person is identified, typically through an in-person or on-site interaction. Advanced face recognition, on the other hand, lets police identify people from far away and without interacting with them...

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Global Digital Health Forum 2016

Event Details
December 13, 2016 - 2:00am - December 14, 2016 - 2:00am
Gaylord Conference Center National Harbor, MD
United States

The third annual Global Digital Health Forum (formerly the Global mHealth Forum) will convene December 13-14 2016, co-located with the 2016 Connected Health Conference at the Gaylord Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Forum will focus on digital and connected health in low and middle income countries (LMICs), bring public and private sector organizations to share the latest evidence, experiences, and lessons learned by presenters regarding new applications and approaches in the field of digital health...

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