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Here is Apple's smart plan for digital health

Apple is developing a truly connected health ecosystem, from the patient to the practioner and all the way to the data insight gold mine

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IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

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Medical device security disclosure ignites an ethics firestorm

One security research company is taking a controversial approach to disclosing vulnerabilities: It’s publicizing the flaws as a way to tank a company’s stock.

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Many hospitals transmit your health records unencrypted

A new survey by a health organization shows that only about 68% of acute providers and 48% of non-acute providers encrypt patient data -- and up to 22% of hospitals don't have firewalls.

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High technology: How IT is fueling the budding cannabis industry

The goal is to track every plant, product and person associated with the production and sale of marijuana and maintain legal compliance.

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Meet the first Apple CareKit app for mental health treatment

Start app helps people suffering from depression identify effective medication treatments significantly faster than existing methods achieve.

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How your contact lenses could talk to your phone

A new technology called interscatter communication would allow small devices, such as contact lenses, implantable sensors and credit cards, to communicate with everyday devices, like smartphones and smart watches.

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Kinvey and Redox want to help healthcare vendors innovate

The health sector is one where digital innovation can fuel massive benefits to consumers. But sometimes the barriers are just too big.

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Brain-controlled robotics help paraplegics regain mobility

Eight people have regained some voluntary muscle control and sensation after using brain-controlled robotics.

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Dust-size sensors could heal you from the inside

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built dust-sized, wireless sensors that could be implanted in the human body, monitoring everything from muscles to nerves and organs.

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33% off Kinsa Smart Thermometer - Deal Alert

The pediatrician-recommended Kinsa Smart Thermometer makes it easier to get an accurate temperature reading, automatically remembers your health history, and offers real-time guidance when symptoms are cause for concern.

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Illinois hospital chain to pay record $5.5M for exposing data about millions of patients

Advocate Health Care Network, which operates 12 hospitals and hundreds of satellite locations, was fined a record amount by the federal government under HIPAA privacy rules for lax security.

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Banner Health alerts 3.7M potential victims of hack of its computers

Banner Health, a provider of hospital services, has notified by mail 3.7 million people, including patients, health plan members, healthcare providers and customers at its food and beverage outlets, that their payment card and health...

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22% off iHealth Oxygen level, Pulse rate, and Perfusion Index Monitor - Deal Alert

This oximeter gives you gives you fast, accurate vitals sign readings. Measure, track, and share your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index right from your smartphone or tablet.

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Here's how smartphones can save 125,000 US lives each year

Not taking your medicine can have human and financial consequences

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A healthcare hacker is pressuring victims to pay up

TheDarkOverlord claims to have stolen 10 million patient records and is selling them on the black market. But in the meantime, the hacker has also been trying to extort his victims with the promise that the data will never be sold, if...

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Google's A.I. is learning how to save your life

AlphaGo's uncanny success at the game of Go was taken by many as a death knell for the dominance of the human intellect, but Google researcher David Silver doesn't see it that way.

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Google teams with UK eye hospital on A.I.-based disease diagnosis

Google's DeepMind AI business unit is hoping to teach computers to diagnose eye disease, using patient data from a U.K. hospital.

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