A Mayo Clinic team and a group of seasoned technology entrepreneurs launched a new company called Ambient Clinical Analytics, aiming to provide real-time data and analyses for intensive care units and operating rooms.
Registries are an increasingly popular tool for gathering population-level data on a particular medical device or therapy, but given their complex nature and potentially high cost they may not be the best way to get the information needed.
New York-based insurance company Affinity Health Plan agreed to shell out $1.2 million to quell a lawsuit over an alleged technical fumble that exposed private patient information.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Scam artists are cooking up schemes to trick patients out of their money or personal information by taking advantage of the general uncertainty of healthcare reform.
Some opportunists are making cold calls to sell "Obamacare Cards" or to threaten legal action for a lack of insurance. Government officials have warned citizens not to give up any personal information, according to Kaiser Health News.
By Tom Ulrich
To really understand rare conditions, you need a lot of data from a lot of patients. But no one hospital or center usually sees more than a few patients with any given rare disease, precisely because they’re rare.
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Australia’s medical device market regulator, has launched a new searchable database of adverse event information, the Database of Adverse Event Notifications (DAEN), available to the public.
In a recently released survey of 200 healthcare chief information officers, health information technology directors and other leaders, 8% said their data had been hacked in the last year, representing a small but notable threat to patient and hospital data security.