Weekly News Roundup: September 20, 2019

Healthcare Data Security

How Artificial Intelligence Can Overcome Healthcare Data Security Challenges and Improve Patient Trust

Some security experts claim that an individual’s medical record can be sold for ten times what their credit card goes for on the black market, making it a common target for hackers. Implementing privacy analytics to improve healthcare data security across the industry is critical in healthcare today, as more questions than answers arise about patient privacy and security. Read More

Google Completes Controversial Takeover of DeepMind Health

Google has completed a controversial take-over of the health division of its UK AI acquisition, DeepMind. The personnel move had been delayed as National Health Service (NHS) trusts considered whether to shift their existing DeepMind contracts – some for a clinical task management app, others… Read More

Patient Data Privacy: Tricky Questions in the Age of Digital Healthcare

Menstrual tracking apps are some of the most popular on the digital health market. Through collecting intimate data about users – when their period is, their mood and general health, even which sanitary products they use – the app offers an estimate for when they are the most fertile and when to expect their next period. Read More

Healthcare Most Impacted by Data Breaches, Insiders Root Cause

About 60 percent of data breaches that occurred between January 1 and June 20, 2019 were the result of human error, according to a recent Egress report. The London-based security firm analyzed both the 4,856 personal data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office, as well as a survey of more than 4,500 US and UK IT leaders and employees to gain insight into the root causes of internal breaches. Read More

Confusing Laws, Bad Actors Among the Challenges Facing Healthcare Data Safety and Patient Privacy

The world of data safety and patient privacy in healthcare is a complicated one, and the industry is slowly coming to terms with how to handle technology in an increasingly complex world. Read More