Facebook knows a ton about your health. Now they want to make money off it.
Let’s say you have had discussions on Facebook about your breast cancer diagnosis. It has been a useful forum for comparing treatment options with others who have dealt with similar health issues. There’s only one problem: Facebook has now …
US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety
U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government's system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments.
Amazon has shelved a plan to sell drugs to hospitals, and insiders say there are two reasons why
Amazon has shelved plans to sell and distribute pharmaceutical products through Amazon Business, its marketplace for business customers. The biggest challenges include complexities around selling in bulk to large hospitals and building a l…
Pentagon wants to spot illnesses by monitoring service members' smartphones
Imagine your smartphone's camera, microphone and motion sensors were monitoring you for signs of illness. That's the future envisioned by scientists at the Pentagon's secretive weapons development arm, where such a system is being built to …
Coast Guard chooses Cerner EHR in compact with Pentagon
COAST GUARD CHOOSES CERNER EHR IN COMPACT WITH PENTAGON: The Pentagon’s EHR project is getting a little bigger. The department announced Monday that it’s adding the Coast Guard to its MHS Genesis EHR implementation, Morning eHealth’s Arthur…
Healthcare Industry Rife with Error and Misuse, Verizon Data Breach Report Finds
Healthcare is the only industry in which there were more internal actors behind cyber incidents than external in the last year, according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
Coast Guard reveals how it will adopt DoD's $4.3 billion Cerner EHR
Federal officials said that USCG’s requirements are almost 100 percent the same as the Defense Department and, unlike Veterans Affairs, the agencies can both rollout the electronic health record under a single contract.
Legendary scientist Leroy Hood sees big changes ahead for 21st Century healthcare
At the HIMSS Precision Medicine Summit, the biologist and genomics pioneer will describe how a convergence of factors are pushing toward a new paradigm: healthcare that's predictive, personalized, preventive and participatory.
Top 10 infection control, patient safety stories for March (1)
Infection control issues and executive departures at Carson City, Mich.-based Sparrow Carson Hospital, a Kaiser Health News report questioning the safety of ASCs and an investigation into unexplained patient injuries in a Wisconsin hospital…