14 May 2021

‘Significant’ ransomware attack forces Ireland’s health service to shut down IT systems

Ireland’s health service has become one of the most recent victims of ransomware, forced to take its systems offline due to the attack. The Health Service Executive is responsible for healthcare and social services throughout Ireland. The attack was described by the entity as “significant,” prompting them to shut down

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04 May 2021

Scripps Health Knocked Offline by Ransomware

Scripps Health, a leading Californian healthcare provider, has been hit by a cyberattack that forced the company to postpone appointments and take all of its systems offline. Scripps Health disclosed the attack over the weekend, stating that it detected suspicious activity on Saturday and was pushed to suspend some of

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18 Mar 2021

FDA Approves VA-Made 3D-Printed Hearing Device for South Carolina Veteran

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Veteran’s Affairs Department’s request to implement experimental technology, a 3D printed hearing device, in treatment for a 76-year-old veteran patient experiencing a rare form of hearing loss. The VA’s 3D printed device was created in collaboration with other entities and may

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10 Feb 2021

177% increase: Hackers grabbed 21.3 million healthcare records in the second half of 2020

CI Security recently released a new report detailing how hackers are increasingly targeting the healthcare industry. According to CI, the number of healthcare data breaches skyrocketed in the second half of 2020, up 36% from the first sixth months of the year. More than 21 million records were breached in

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04 Feb 2021

VA Partners with AT&T to Extend its 5G Experimentation

The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) has announced it is expanding its 5G footprint to the Seattle Puget Sound Health Care System. The expansion is made possible through a partnership between the VA and AT&T. The health care hub will capitalize on the technology with experiments in telemedicine, wearables, and virtual

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29 Jan 2021

MIT’s oncological risk AI calculates cancer chances regardless of race

In the healthcare industry, artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are shaping cancer treatment and diagnoses. The smart technology can understand X-rays and rapidly generate MRIs, aiding doctors in spotting areas of concern when it comes to cancer. The systems have proven effective at detecting early signs of breast cancer

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11 Nov 2020

In Italy’s Second Coronavirus Wave, Milan Staggers as Hospitals Fill Up

Milan, Italy’s booming business capital, has become the epicenter of the country’s second wave of COVID-19 cases, further risking the country’s economic recovery that began to take hold following the end of the first wave. Italy was one of the first countries to suffer from the pandemic, however, it believed

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09 Nov 2020

Biden’s New Covid-19 Task Force, Staffed By Health Experts, To Meet As U.S. Approaches 10 Million Cases

New US President-elect Joe Biden has announced a renewed COVID-19 task force made up of public health experts and doctors. This is seemingly part of Biden’s extensive plan to combat the COVID-19 pandemic as the US creeps towards 10 million total cases amassed over the past several months. The pandemic

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21 Oct 2020

OODA Special Report: Executive’s Guide To The Revolution in Biology

OODA CTO Bob Gourley provides an overview of key thrusts of the transformation underway in biology and offers seven topics business leaders should consider when updating business strategy to optimize your opportunity because of these changes.

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30 Sep 2020

Singapore touts blockchain use in COVID-19 data management

Singapore has allegedly developed a blockchain-powered Digital Health Passport through its government-owned investment firm SGInnovate and Singapore-based startup Accredify. The technology offers a more efficient was to manage medical records, aiming to keep patient data under wraps and safe from cyberattacks. The application enables healthcare data to be stored in

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