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Ethicists from the University of Basel have developed a biosecurity framework specific to neurotechnology while calling for a ban on dual-use technology with the aim of regulating mental privacy and integrity of humans. Findings were published in Neuron.

As cyberattack become increasingly common incidents, healthcare professionals must push security to the forefront. In a presentation given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Jim Whitfill, CMO of innovation Health Partners and president of Lumetis, described the current cybersecurity environment and detailed how professionals can take steps toward improving privacy.

Despite increased prevention efforts and longer lifespans, heart failure rates are at a high in the United Kingdom and are continuing to climb, according to new research published in The Lancet.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.


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Calif. payors, providers unite for ACO initiative Blue Shield of California, Greater Newport Physicians and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced a three-year accountable care initiative designed to provide integrated healthcare to approximately 11,000 Blue Shield HMO members in Orange County, Calif.
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Health Affairs: Colorado's bumpy road to bipartisan health insurance exchange An article published in the February issue of Health Affairs, "Colorados Health Insurance Exchange: How One State Has So Far Forged A Bipartisan Path Through The Partisan Wilderness," details the western states experience.
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Leavitt Partners creates panel of health IT leaders Leavitt Partners has created FuturePanel, a group of healthcare thought leaders to inform, refine and guide the healthcare intelligence shared by the Salt Lake City-based firm.
2012 CMIO Compensation Survey: A look at multi-hospital organization CMIOs
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