15 Jun 2021

VA Integrates Extended Reality Technology Across Sites and Treatments

The Veteran’s Affairs Department is deploying an improvement program for its extended reality technologies to allow for the department to determine the utility of virtual reality (VR) in falls risk assessments, neurological assessment, palliative care, procedural use, and other functions. The technology will be delivered to VA hospitals across the

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23 Mar 2021

FDA authorizes first AI-powered armband for COVID-19 screening

The first artificial intelligence-powered device for Covid-19 monitoring has been authorized by the Federal Drug Administration. The device uses machine learning, AI, light sensors, and other technology to sense blood flow and ensure that Covid-19 patients are at risk for blood clotting. The device was created by Tiger Tech Solutions

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19 Mar 2021

As Covid-19 deaths soar in Brazil, Bolsonaro says there’s a ‘war’ against him

In Brazil, more than 45,000 people have died due to Covid-19 in just the past month. President Jair Bolsonaro came forth last week and stated that he feels the Brazilian public is staging a war against him personally. Bolsonaro gave a speech during which he blamed the massive number of

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11 Dec 2020

OODAcast: Juan Enriquez On Technology, Ethics and the Future

Juan Enriquez has succeeded as a businessman, academic, author and lecturer. For those who might not have met him via any of his many appearances and presentations, he can be succinctly described as an authority on the economic and political impacts of life sciences and a thinker able to help frame the much needed discussions we all need to have on ethics. He serves on the discovery council at Harvard Medical School and was the founding director of Harvard Business School’s Life Sciences Project. He are currently the managing director of Excel Venture Management, a life sciences VC firm. OODA is a community of practitioners so we want to underscore that he doesn’t just write and talk about tech, he founds and leads companies that create tech, including the firm that made the world’s first synthetic life form.

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06 Nov 2020

VA Makes Moves to 3D Print and Produce Medical Devices In-House

The Veteran’s Affairs Health Administration has been developing medical device manufacturing facilities within their hospitals in hopes of 3D printing medical equipment. The VA is aiming to personalize its patient care and steer the production of health-related instruments. Additive manufacturing solutions provider 3D systems announced on Thursday that it is

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06 Nov 2020

National Guard to Help Vermont Health Network After Cyber-Attack

A recent cyberattack has hit six hospitals within the UVM Health Network, and each is now experiencing significant network problems hindering their healthcare capabilities. The attack occurred on October 25, and the governor of Vermont has now tasked the National Gaurd with aiding the University of Vermont Health Network in

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27 Oct 2020

A Hacker Is Threatening to Leak Patients’ Therapy Notes

A new digital extortion campaign targeting health care services provider Vastaamo is allegedly threatening to leak patients’ therapy notes if demands are not met. Vastaamo has been working with both law enforcement and private security firm Nixu to determine solutions to remediate the attack. Vastaamo claims that at least one

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24 Sep 2020

The Military’s Latest Wearables Can Detect Illness Two Days Before You Get Sick

Some US military personnel are now sporting a watch and ring kit that will alert them and their command if they are showing early signs of illness, catching the disease before symptoms are apparent. This is a new system developed by the Defense Innovation Unit in collaboration with Phillips Healthcare

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13 Aug 2020

South Korea’s Coronavirus Response Under Pressure as Doctors Plan Strike

On Friday, South Korea’s largest physician association plans to strike, protesting against a government proposal to increase the number of doctors after South Korea experienced severe staffing shortages at the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak within the country. According to the Korean Medical Association, a group that represents 130,000 doctors,

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02 Jul 2020

Ripple20 Threatens Increasingly Connected Medical Devices

JSOF security researchers disclosed a series of vulnerabilities affecting connected devices in the enterprise, industrial, and healthcare industries earlier this month. Experts have expressed concern over the implications for connected medical devices, which could potentially offer attackers a gateway into hospital networks or allow them to affect patient care and

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