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Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics

Premera Blue Cross may have been attacked using the same methods employed against its fellow health insurer Anthem, suggesting that a single group may be behind both breaches.

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Premera Blue Cross says data breach may affect 11M customers

As many as 11 million customers may have been affected by a data breach at U.S. health insurance provider Premera Blue Cross.

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Apple aims to help medical studies with ResearchKit

Apple thinks its new software framework, ResearchKit, can solve some of the biggest challenges facing medical researchers.

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How to export Apple Health data as a document to share

When it comes to exporting data, Apple's Health app doesn’t work. Here's the best solution for making a spreadsheet of your health-related data you can share with others.

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Anthem now says 78.8M were affected by breach

The Anthem data breach may have exposed 78.8 million records, according to a more finely tuned estimate by the health insurance company, which is still investigating.

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White House gives DJ Patil new job (but what a mouthful)

What's a CDSaDCTODT? Dhanurjay 'DJ' Patil is now the U.S. (deep breath) Chief Data Scientist and Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers say it four times fast...

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We already know the future of the Apple Watch

Stop, think and consider the evidence, and you already know the future of Apple Watch...

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Recent CMS policy goals and legislative moves bode well for healthcare IT adoption

Recently published CMS payment reform goals will particularly benefit healthcare organizations that have the vision to invest in population health management solutions and adopt information and communications technology to increase...

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Sometimes it's ethical for the doctor to Google you

Doctors need guidelines about when it's appropriate for them to use search engines to discover information about their patients, according to a recent study from Penn State.

U.S. states want Anthem to provide hack info quickly to customers

Attorneys general in 10 U.S. states are criticizing health insurer Anthem for not quickly communicating directly with people affected by a hack of its IT system.

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State-sponsored Chinese hackers suspected in Anthem breach

Hackers involved in the data breach at health insurer Anthem may have ties to the Chinese government, according to a news report.

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At UCSF Medical Center, robot-aided healthcare is here

When the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay hospital opens on Sunday, it'll boast the largest fleet of hospital robots in the world and showcase how much healthcare and tech are becoming intertwined.

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IT shops grapple with new healthcare codes for hurled turtles, fiery water skis

The OCD-10 medical coding system triples the number and length of codes hospitals and physicians use for billing as well as to describe diagnoses' and treatments. Two delays and billions of dollars later, the industry is still nervous... sends personal data to Twitter, Yahoo and Google

Information entered into the U.S. government's health insurance website is being passed to companies such as Twitter, Yahoo and Google.

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Apple users: How healthy are your iOS 8 Health apps?

A new report will make it much, much easier to figure out which health apps are healthy and which are not.

Google teams up with PwC on military cloud bid

Google is adding its muscle to PriceWaterhouseCoopers' bid to build a new cloud-based healthcare system for the military that would support its more than 9.7 million beneficiaries.

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The easy way to use Apple’s iOS 8 Health app

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app empowers users to make healthy lifestyle choices; this is a simple user guide to getting started.

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Virtual care demand could test care providers’ health IT infrastructure in 2015

Virtual care services in the U.S. are expected to grow significantly from 2015 onward. Healthcare providers may need to strengthen their health IT infrastructure and patient-centered service support for this new market.

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