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The technology is beginning to impact how patients receive care, from the use of virtual reality to deploying facial recognition for check-in. These were among the use cases on view at the recent eMerge Americas conference.
After a ransomware attack recently caused major issues for medical providers as well as their patients, lawmakers are looking for policy moves that can protect against a repeat.
A cyber attack reported by Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin in January affected 533,809 people, the HMO told federal regulators this week, and stolen data may include Social Security numbers.
The California Health and Human Services Agency’s new IT and Data Strategic Plan underscores a resident-centric, integrated approach to services. It highlights the crucial role of IT professionals in advancing digital equity.
Change Healthcare has reportedly already paid off one set of cyber attackers, but now a second group is claiming that it has stolen data, too.
More than 23 million low-income households are enrolled in a federal discount program that is expected to run out of money in April or May, according to the Federal Communications Commission.
With the help of a grant, the public library in Glenmora, La., has deployed telehealth kiosks to its branches, offering equipment like blood pressure measuring cuffs and scales for residents to use.
Responding to a spike in reported scams targeting local seniors, Solano County's Older and Disabled Adult Services and Adult Protective Services have launched the Solano Senior Fraud Prevention Center.
A recent debilitating cyber attack struck Change Healthcare, a massive health-care technology company that among other services handles about half the medical claims in the country.
West Virginia is partnering with health technology firm GATC to integrate artificial intelligence into the state’s pharmaceutical research in an effort to accelerate the discovery of safe, effective drugs.
A $2 million grant will help launch a program that will use airborne drones to bring drugs and other medical supplies to rescue scenes and help emergency responders save more lives, officials said.
Following a massive cyber attack against health-care providers across upstate New York, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for financial relief for providers impacted by the attack.
Some nurses are concerned that the scarcity of laws regarding AI’s use in hospitals and beyond means a lack of protections for individuals who could suffer from the technology’s mistakes.
The cybersecurity incident Feb. 21 at Change Healthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, has affected patients and providers across the U.S. It has threatened prescriptions, paychecks, cash flow and information security.
Cyber attacks of all sorts have plagued large corporations, small businesses and individuals for decades now, but in the past several years, health care has become a top target.