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Ransomware Attacking Medical Imaging; The Cloud is the Key

| May 22, 2017
Ransomware Attacking Medical Imaging; The Cloud is the Key

Healthcare is an appealing target for cybercriminals. Last year cyber attacks led to the loss of 13 million patient records, according to Symantec Corp., a company focused on addressing cyber threats. Last August Banner Health alone, with its 23 hospitals and specialized facilities across seven states, reported a data breach affecting 3.7 million patients and […]

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Medical Imaging Cloud Storage Sooner then Later

| April 15, 2017
Medical Imaging Cloud Storage Sooner then Later

by Brien Posey— Cloud storage can relieve the heavy burden on local medical imaging storage, but health IT leaders must consider security, data access and five other key factors before jumping in. Today, health care providers are generating high-resolution imaging data at an unprecedented rate. There is no denying that imaging software goes a long […]

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Cloud Based Medical Image Sharing Between Ethiopia and Alabama

| March 22, 2017
Cloud Based Medical Image Sharing Between Ethiopia and Alabama

Opened in 2005, Soddo Christian Hospital is a 130-bed, full-service facility serving Wolayita – a lush agricultural region in southern Ethiopia where corn, wheat, barley and other flora are harvested for export. While geographically stunning, Wolayita is one of Ethiopia’s more populated and impoverished regions within a country already considered one of the world’s poorest. […]

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Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence

| March 12, 2017
Deep Learning and Machine Intelligence

By Whitney L. Jackson CHICAGO—The overarching theme of RSNA 2016 has been deep learning and machine intelligence. Both are designed to help you with your workflow and ability to provide optimal patient care. But, questions still exist about what these tools are and how you can implement them. To answer this question, Vlado Menkovski, a former […]

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Managing IoT medical devices poses challenges for IT

| January 15, 2017
Managing IoT medical devices poses challenges for IT

By Reda Chouffani  Connected devices have become a prevalent phenomenon in the consumer space and have made their way into healthcare. With the need to capture patient health data and provide different capabilities for hospital staff, health IT has seen an increase in demand for the Internet of Things. But IT professionals still remain cautious […]

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2017 Healthcare Trends Forecast

| December 28, 2016
2017 Healthcare Trends Forecast

December 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM– Spok Leaders Weigh In Back in 2001, the Institute of Medicine published a landmark report, Crossing the Quality Chasm, which included a framework of 10 “simple” rules for healthcare redesign in the 21st century. The framework included directives like “Knowledge is shared and information flows freely,” and “Clinicians and […]

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AI In Healthcare: Deals To Startups On Track For 5-Year Annual High

| November 30, 2016
AI In Healthcare: Deals To Startups On Track For 5-Year Annual High

2016 is poised to be an important year for AI companies focused specifically on healthcare. Deals to startups using machine learning to solve healthcare-related problems increased by nearly 60% in 2015, and are projected to reach another record annual high this year — with 50 deals already recorded as of 08/30/16. Still, while 2015 saw […]

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12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Health Care

| September 14, 2016
12 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Health Care

September 14, 2016 David Ollier Weber You may be familiar with the name Robert Wachter, M.D. He’s written six books and hundreds of journal articles; he chairs the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; and he’s a leading advocate for patient safety. One health care magazine this year anointed him the […]

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