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Intermountain CISO Karl West speaks on a panel at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum. (Photo by Donis Perkins).

By Jonah Comstock October 22, 2018
As healthcare shifts towards consumerization, a related shift is happening in healthcare information security. The change is from a perimeter model to an identity model and from an emphasis on compliance to one on maturity, Karl West, chief information security officer at Intermountain Healthcare, said in a talk last week at the HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum. “At Intermountain, 80 percent of...
By Laura Lovett October 22, 2018
Digital health tools are transcending international borders, with new players popping up all over the globe.  During the "International Outlook for Digital Health" panel at the Connected Health Conference in Boston, speakers stressed the importance of collaboration and fusing ideas from various cultures and countries — not just those with a more developed health infrastructure.  “This two-way...
By Dave Muoio October 22, 2018
Preliminary results from a recent academic study suggest that use of a period and fertility tracking app effectively reduced the incidence of unplanned pregnancies. Of note, among 419 enrolled women between the ages of 18 and 35 years, all 15 of the pregnancies that occurred over the course of six menstrual cycles were the result of incorrect use, according to the researchers, indicating a 3.5...

Partners HealthCare VP of Connected Health Joseph Kvedar interviews Aetna EVP and CMO Harold Paz. (Photo by Christopher Huang)

By Dave Muoio October 19, 2018
Connected Health Conference has drawn to a close, and there was no shortage of launches, deals and insights from healthcare and technology companies big and small. As such, Babyforyou.net.ua has compiled a collection of odds and ends we heard during this year’s three-day show. Aetna's mobile strategy learns from its past Aetna looked to be ahead of the game when it acquired Healthagen, maker of the...

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By Laura Lovett October 19, 2018
Distrust in the healthcare system is a major obstacle in providing needed care to some of the most vulnerable populations in the US.  “[M]illions of Americans all across the country … are failed by the healthcare system everyday. Specifically we don’t understand the services that they need,” Iyah Romm, founder and CEO of Cityblock Health, an Alphabet spinout focused on urban-focused public health...
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By Jonah Comstock October 19, 2018
Health systems, startups, and other stakeholders are banding together to create a series of standardized frameworks for innovators, starting with a standardized security assessment for business associate agreements. The all-volunteer group, currently called the Digital Health Collaborative (the group plans to adopt an official name next year), was conceived at and first met at the HIMSS18 Global...

Photo by Christopher Huang.

By Dave Muoio October 18, 2018
The NIH’s All of Us Research Program launched in May with a daunting task ahead of it — collecting demographic, health, behavior and genomic data from a 1 million person cohort comprised of demographics often underrepresented in biomedical research. Speaking this morning at the Connected Health Conference in Boston, Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, All of Us’ chief engagement officer, said that the...