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Hacking humans: Jane Metcalfe talks neobiology, consumers’ role in health data

Humans have hacked all sorts of computer systems, but now we are starting to hack ourselves — specifically, our health and biology. “We [are at] the dawn of what I call the neobiological revolution, which I define as the accelerating movement of ways to use technology and biology to alter the human race,” Jane Metcalfe, […]

Seema Verma speaking at the White House Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference on Monday

CMS Administrator Seema Verma calls on payers to release claims data in API format

WASHINGTON, DC – Administrator Seema Verma urged health insurance companies to follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ lead and make claims data more readily available. “We’re at the beginning of the digital health revolution, we have the ability to take that data and unleash it,” Verma said Monday here during the White House […]

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142 healthcare data breaches in Q2, 30% caused by repeat offenders

The healthcare sector suffered 142 healthcare data breaches from April through June, impacting 3.14 million patient records – nearly three times the number reported in the first part of the year, according to the latest Protenus Breach Barometer. What’s worse is that about 30 percent of those breaches were caused by repeat offenders from within […]

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Google’s data restrictions help ad-tech firm Trade Desk

In addition to taking precautions related to GDPR, Google is facing greater scrutiny in the U.S. because of the ways large platforms like Facebook and YouTube have been manipulated by foreign actors to influence consumers, particularly when it comes to political elections. Green cited the Cambridge Analytica scandal twice during Thursday’s conference call, which made […]