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59% Healthcare Organizations Unprepared for Precision Medicine

In a survey by Health Catalyst, it was found that 59 percent of respondents to a survey by Health Catalyst said precision medicine will not play a significant role in their organizations in the next five years.


1 in 3 American’s victims to Healthcare Data Breaches

  In a report by Bitglass Healthcare breach report, it was noted that one in three Americans’ healthcare records were leaked as a result of hacking and IT-related data breaches in 2015, a massive year-over-year increase.


Now Sensors to Track Health From Inside

  Most sensors need physical touch to tap the patient’s vitals, be it heart rate, blood pressure etc. But with the new technology, patients will be able to ingest the sensors in the form of a pill and once the work is done, the pill will dissolve.


Interoperable Healthcare Data Will Be a Tempting Target

  At a panel during last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Edith Ramirez, chair of the Federal Trade Commission – America’s top privacy regulator – said she would not wear a Fitbit personal fitness tracker because of data sharing.


If EHR Incentive Program Ending, What’s Next?

  Sizing Up Impact a New Regulatory Approach Will Have on Privacy, Security. A federal official’s comments this week that the government is “ending” theHITECH Act’s “EHR Incentive meaningful use” incentive program for electronic health records is raising numerous questions.


Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

  We have all been hearing about bitcoin and blockchain in healthcare and its uses and benefits in healthcare. The blockchain is seen as the main technological innovation of Bitcoin, since it stands as proof of all the transactions on the network.

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