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Mayo Clinic + Google: The new 10-year plan to 'redefine how health care is delivered'

September 11, 2019

Mayo Clinic on Tuesday announced a 10-year strategic partnership with Google to develop new artificial intelligence technologies—and their plan includes a new Google office located in Mayo's hometown of Rochester, Minnesota.

In the states: AMA leaves group that opposes 'Medicare for All,' shots fired at an Illinois VA hospital, and more

August 16, 2019

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

Drugmakers and health systems are sharing your genetic data. Here's why.

August 15, 2019

Drugmakers and health systems are entering into agreements to share patients' genetic information for research purposes—but these sometimes-exclusive deals are attracting pushback from some ethics and privacy experts.

Data breach at AMCA now affects 21 companies, 24.4M patients

August 13, 2019

Three more health care companies have notified patients that their personal information might have been exposed in a data breach at the American Medical Collection Agency.

This hospital was built to be hacked. (Really.)

August 9, 2019

Scores of medical devices that currently are in use have never been assessed by security researchers, so to build an understanding of security flaws, organizers of the BioHacking village at DefCon built a mock hospital equipped with both new and older devices for hackers to try to breach.

Why AdventHealth is offering 10,000 Floridians free DNA testing

August 6, 2019

AdventHealth last month launched a $2 million DNA test project and began offering free DNA tests to 10,000 Florida patients—but some ethics experts warn that participants might not be fully aware as to how their DNA data can be used.

Your 'anonymous' health data aren't as safe as you think

August 5, 2019

A person's identity in databases might not be as secure as researchers once thought it was, according to a paper recently published in Nature Communications, in which researchers shared code that can identify nearly 100% of Americans from practically any available dataset with as few as 15 attributes.

23andMe wants your lab results. Here's what it wants to do with them.

July 24, 2019

23andMe is piloting an effort to collect more health data from its customers, including lab results, prescription information, and medical history.

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.

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