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How Harvard taught Google about health care

July 12, 2019


Google is working to become a major player in the health care industry and now, with the help of Harvard Medical School, the tech giant is learning how doctors think.

Pricing tools can save patients thousands of dollars. So why do so few providers use them?

July 9, 2019


While many health systems struggle to implement price transparency tools, Allina Health in Minnesota has successfully implemented a tool that gives physicians real-time information about how much patients' prescriptions will cost.

Is your Fitbit actually boosting your health? A new study offers hope.

July 3, 2019


Study participants who were randomly assigned to receive a pedometer and behavioral support were, several years later, more active and at lower risk for heart attack, stroke, and bone fractures, according to a study published last week.

The health care companies among the 'Best Places to Work in IT'

July 2, 2019


Computerworld's 26th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" included various health care companies.

Google is partnering with hospitals to build better diagnostic algorithms. But is it violating patient privacy?

July 1, 2019


A law firm on Wednesday filed a lawsuit on behalf of a patient that accuses the University of Chicago Medical Center, the University of Chicago, and Google of sharing identifiable patient data, including check-in dates and medical diagnoses, without permission—an allegation the university denies.

Medtronic insulin pumps could be hacked, FDA warns

July 1, 2019


FDA and Medtronic on Thursday announced a recall of Medtronic's MiniMed insulin pumps, citing the potential for hackers to manipulate the pumps.

Senate HELP committee advances 'surprise' bill legislative package

June 27, 2019


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Wednesday voted 20-3 to approve a bill intended address so-called "surprise" medical bills, reduce U.S. health care costs, and more, but senators have suggested the bill could undergo more changes before a floor debate next month.

Quest, LabCorp face class-action lawsuits following data breach

June 24, 2019


A number of class action lawsuits have been filed in both federal and state courts against Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corp. of America, claiming the companies failed to protect patients' sensitive data and notify patients in a timely manner of a data breach that affected almost 20 million people.

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