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Attivo Networks receives validation from BD for BOTsink cybersecurity solution
[Image courtesy of Blogtrepreneur on Flickr, per Creative Commons 2.0 license]Attivo Networks recently announced that it has received validation through a BD Product Security Partner Program for its BOTsink cybersecurity deception solution when used with BD devices. The company recently expanded its IOT portfolio and the BD collaboration will allow for improved detection capabilities against cyber threats that impact medical devices. The deception-based threat detection in the BOTsink features decoys and lures that misdirect potential attackers from production assets. Through the collaboration, BOTsink decoys will provide ...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Health Information Technology Attivo Networks BD Cybersecurity MedTech Source Type: news

Portland health IT startup enlists two major health systems for broad rollouts
Providence Health& Services is making Bright.md ’s virtual care platform available to all of the health system’s primary care patients in Oregon, representing another leap forward for the Portland health IT startup. Another major health system, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, is also making SmartExam available to its patients in New Mexico , Bright.md announced. And Presbyterian will be the first to introduce Bright.md’s new medically certified Spanish translation services in New Mexico,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Oxfam ’s Sexual Abuse Episode Must Inspire a Culture Shift
A UN peacekeeper holds a child as her mother is helped down from a relocation truck in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Credit: UN Photo/Logan AbassiBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 16 2018 (IPS)Sexual abuse allegations against Oxfam staff, and failings in the charity’s response to them, delivered a body blow to an organisation renowned for years of humanitarian and development work. At the very least the accusations will leave a stain on the reputation of a charity that works in some of the toughest environments in the world, and has made a positive difference in the lives of the most vulnerable. The Oxfam reports c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Aid Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Allscripts to Sell OneContent Business to Hyland
Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) has signed a definitive agreement to sell its OneContent business to Hyland Software, Inc., a leading provider of content services solutions to the healthcare industry and beyond. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter once customary closing conditions are satisfied. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Roche acquires oncology EHR company Flatiron Health for $1.9B
Pharma giant Roche is set to acquire oncology EHR software firm Flatiron Health in the first half of 2018, the companies announced today in a statement. Roche will pay an additional $1.9 billion over the millions it had already invested into the company in 2016, and as a result of the deal will control all shares of Flatiron Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FareWell changes name to Better Therapeutics, sees 0.8 percent A1c reduction in small study
San Francisco-based FareWell is changing its name to Better Therapeutics, a rebranding that reflects the company ’s shift in focus from weight loss and disease prevention to digital therapeutics to treat chronic diseases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

3D heart model maker HeartFlow lands $240M in funding
Yesterday, Redwood City, California-based HeartFlow, a company that specializes in creating computerized heart models to treat coronary diseases, announced that it landed $240 million in series E funding led by Wellington Management Company and Baillie Gifford& Company.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA budget requests include clinical software, natural language processing, real-time device data
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb released the agency ’s budget requests for fiscal 2018 Tuesday, outlining digital health plans for the year. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 2/15/2018
Insulin dose tool gains CE Mark.  DreaMed Diabetes has received a CE Mark for its Type 1-focused clinical decision support (CDS) platform, Advisor Pro. The tool’s algorithms process data from a number of connected diabetes management devices to provide a personalized insulin dosing treatment plan. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nokia creates plan for digital health, announces it could cut 425 jobs
This week Nokia Technologies announced both a  strategic review of the digital health department and an update on its cost saving reduction plan, which could result in substantial layoffs. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Lessons learned, strides made towards consumer-focused care
As new technologies and consumer-focused strategies continue their takeover of the healthcare industry, health systems will have to adjust their care models or be left in the dust. Rewiring an incumbent healthcare enterprise is no easy feat, however, and nearly every decision and assumption made along the way is a potential pitfall that requires an open mind. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Evidence used in new WHO guideline on intrapartum care for a positive birth experience
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new recommendationsto establish global care standards for healthy pregnant women and reduce unnecessary medical interventions.Worldwide, an estimated 140 million births take place every year. Most of these occur without complications for women and their babies. Yet, over the past 20 years, practitioners have increased the use of interventions that were previously only used to avoid risks or treat complications, such as oxytocin infusion to speed up labour or caesarean sections.“We want women to give birth in a safe environment with skilled birth attendants in well-equipp...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 15, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

An Approach for Advanced Pharmacy Informatics Education An Approach for Advanced Pharmacy Informatics Education
In this commentary, the authors describe the advanced training needed by those PharmD students who wish to become specialists in health information technology as it relates to pharmacy.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist Journal Article Source Type: news

How Suneel Gupta hopes to bring lessons from the digital health world to Congress
When Suneel Gupta founded Rise Health in 2013, his inspiration was his father. He shared with MobiHealthNews  that he started the digital health company after seeing his father struggle with making lifestyle changes after a triple bypass surgery. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Video game trains people with schizophrenia to block verbal hallucinations
A small study  recently published in Translational Psychiatry showed that people living with schizophrenia could use a video game paired with an MRI scanner to curb verbal hallucinations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Patient advocate: Learning to navigate the healthcare system akin to mastering a new language
When Kate Sheridan was 11 years old, a series of complications from Lyme Disease changed her life dramatically. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Viz.ai ’s stroke-detecting CDS app receives FDA nod
The FDA announced yesterday that it will permit marketing of Viz.ai ’s Contact, a clinical decision support (CDS) tool that analyzes CT results and highlights cases that may have experienced a stroke. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Why Merck's Provata acquisition could portend more health care M & A
Look for increased deal activity as investors hunt for promising health IT startups and drugmakers look for ways to reduce overall health care costs as public scrutiny intensifies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why Merck's Provata acquisition could portend more health care M & A
Look for increased deal activity as investors hunt for promising health IT startups and drugmakers look for ways to reduce overall health care costs as public scrutiny intensifies. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

How the VA is improving patient care through connected tech, teleheath
Since his appointment in early 2017, U.S. Department of  Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, has made modernizing the agency a top priority. Shulkin has taken a number of steps to accomplish this, including the launch of the Anywhere to Anywhere initiative with President Trump in August 2017. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Glooko receives FDA clearance for mobile insulin titration tool
Digital diabetes care company Glooko announced today that its Mobile Insulin Dosing System (MIDS) — an app-driven tool that recommends insulin dose adjustments using data collected directly from a patient’s blood glucose meter — has been cleared by the FDA. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Drug Resistance Explained by Computer Simulations
Scientists from the Universities of Bristol and Parma, Italy, have used molecular simulations to understand resistance to osimertinib - an anticancer drug used to treat types of lung cancer. Osimertinib binds tightly to a protein, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), which is overexpressed in many tumours. EGFR is involved in a pathway that signals for cell proliferation, and so is a target for drugs. Blocking the action of EGFR (inhibiting it) can switch it off, and so is a good way to treat the disease. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 14, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The Future Role of Government in Health IT and Digital Health
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 10:00-11:30 AM, Washington DC (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Permits Marketing of Clinical Decision Support Software for Alerting Providers of a Potential Stroke in Patients
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration permitted marketing of the Viz.AI Contact application, a type of clinical decision support software designed to analyze computed tomography (CT) results that may notify providers of a potential stroke in their patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

The Road Behind, the Road Ahead, and What We Heard at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
About the Author: @JohnGardner_VC has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum. He came to NGP Capital from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Emerald launches new Engineering, Computing & Technology portfolio
For the first time, Emerald Publishing has created an opportunity for customers to take all of the available journals that are aligned to the Engineering, Computing and Technology (ECT) fields in one comprehensive collection. Available from 2018, the ECT journal portfolio was developed through extensive research to ensure that the content is aligned to the needs and output of academic engineering and computing departments. Closely connected to industry, many titles maintain strong links to key associations and professional bodies such as the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN), International Microelectronics Assemb...
Source: News from STM - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

nOCD raises $1M in funding for OCD help app
nOCD, a new app that helps users manage their obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) just landed $1 million in seed funding from 7wire Ventures. The Chicago-based startup aims to help people living with OCD by providing cognitive behavioral therapy through the platform. The free app also connects people to support groups and others who also are living with OCD.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 2/12/2018
Wyoming launches app for families.  The Wyoming Department of Health has launched a free app, developed by Wildflower Health, to help parents track and manage the health of their children. The app includes trackers for height, weight, and vaccinations, as well as tools for expecting mothers and parents of infants. It also connects u sers to Wyoming Department of Health resources, such as the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program. Users can enter a zip code to be connected to nearby in-person health resources. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Study: Many health apps insecure, do not conform to EU privacy requirements
Data from a recent analysis suggest that a substantial number of popular health apps have major privacy and security shortcomings, with many not following standard practices and upcoming European Union data safety regulations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Report: Interest in telemedicine on the rise, but reimbursement remains a hurdle
The rush to adopt telemedicine services continues to be a top priority for providers, according to a recent report by New Sage Growth Partners. Fifty-six percent of healthcare leaders surveyed reported that their facilities have implemented telemedicine. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

StayWell acquires Provata to bolster employee wellness app offerings
Merck subsidiary StayWell, which offers a preventative health platform for employers, health plans, and health systems, has acquired Provata Health for an undisclosed sum. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Indian weight loss, fitness app maker HealthifyMe secures $12M
HealthifyMe, an Indian company offering a weight loss and fitness app that features an artificial intelligence-powered assistant, has raised $12 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Sistema Asia Fund, with Samsung NEXT, Atlas Asset Management, Dream Incubator, and others supporting the company for the first time. Returning investors IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital, Blume Ventures, and NB Ventures also participated. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Patient bedside education: Time to modernize?
Hurried conversations, paper brochures, and other long-standing approaches to patient education often fall short of their goals, so it ’s little surprise that researchers are eyeing digital technologies as a potential solution. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cancer-Fighting Nanorobots Programmed to Seek and Destroy Tumors
In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University (ASU) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumors by cutting off their blood supply. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

GE Healthcare, IOC collaborate on precision medicine analytics platform for the Olympics
The Olympic Games are starting to prove themselves not just as a showcase for the world's elite athletes, but for leading-edge health IT initiatives. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

New learning opportunities in evidence-based health care for medical students in Sweden
Cochrane Sweden is delighted to announce the official launch of a new online learning course specifically designed to support medical students training in evidence-based health care at Lund University.Cochrane Interactive Learning(CIL) consists of a self-directed e-learning package which takes students through the processes involved in completing a systematic review, including framing a question; searching for relevant studies; assessing risk of bias; undertaking meta-analysis; implementing GRADE processes; and other key processes to support students understanding the complete systematic review process.CIL ’s online ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Open Call SC1-HCC-04-2018: Digital Health and Care Services - Support for Strategy and (Early) Adoption
Health and care service providers and users are increasingly facing complex decisions when exploring and investing in new health and care solutions. There is a need to support cross-border cooperation in preparation of procurement of research and innovative digital solutions, including on how to balance innovation risks with improved outcomes. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Open Calls Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Knowledge Translation Project Manager - Flexible location
Specifications: Full TimeSalary: CompetitiveLocation: FlexibleApplication Closing Date: 5 March 2018Cochrane is a global independent network of health practitioners, researchers, patient advocates and others, responding to the challenge of making the vast amounts of evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. We do this by identifying, appraising and synthesizing individual research findings to produce the best available evidence on what can work, what might harm and where more research is needed.Our work is recognized as the international gold standard for high quality, trust...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Belong developing new social media app specifically for colorectal cancer patients
Living with cancer can be isolating, and finding the right resource to connect with others in the same situation can be tough. But one app is aiming to make the process easier for patients with its new social media platform. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

How Northwell uses telehealth tools to increase organ donations and transplants
New York has one of the lowest rates for organ donation in the country, a problem the state has been actively working on for the last few years. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cardiology association IT head describes future of harvesting patient-generated data
As remote monitoring becomes more and more popular providers are starting discussions about how to harvest and use the incoming data. But a serious challenge lies in how to synthesize data coming in from different sources. People have preferences — you might even go so far as to say there are “Fitbit people” and “Apple Watch people.” (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

InTouch Health's health system partnerships and more digital health deals
Telehealth platform InTouch Health, North Carolina-based Mission Health, and Pennsylvania-based Jefferson Health have announced a partnership to collaborate on new telehealth solutions to improve care and reduce costs. While each system has previously worked with the platform in the past, this five-year arrangement will see a collaborative team from the three groups working to create and test virtual care models across 10 use cases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Cochrane Sweden seeks Fellow - Lund, Sweden
Job title: Cochrane Sweden FellowSpecifications: Part Time (0.5 FTE)Reports to:director of Cochrane SwedenLocation:Lund, SwedenApplication Closing Date: 28th February 2018Purpose of the job:As member of the Cochrane Sweden team, the Fellow works closely with the director of the centre to support activities. A key function will be to provide support in training and education events.Background:Cochrane Sweden was launched in May 2017 with the support and guidance of the Nordic Cochrane Centre. It is funded by Sk åne University Hospital (mainly thanks to prof.Ingemar Petersson), Region Sk åne and Lund University. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Study: Virta's monitoring app plus low-carb diet reverses diabetes progression
Remote patient monitoring combined with a special diet that cuts starchy carbs is helping some patients reverse their Type 2 diabetes, according to a recent study published in Diabetes Therapy. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

chemoWave app offers patients support during chemotherapy
Following a soft launch last year, the chemoWave disease companion app has now been fully released for chemotherapy patients interested in better managing their care, symptoms, and side effects. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Biosensors Will Be Inexpensive, Do More, Go Everywhere
When it comes to biometric sensors, human skin isn't an ally. It's an obstacle. The University of Cincinnati is developing cutting-edge methods to overcome this barrier without compromising the skin and its ability to prevent infection and dehydration. By making better noninvasive tests, researchers can open up enormous opportunities in medicine and the fitness industry. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 8, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Leveraging Health IT to Address Health Disparities: A Leadership Conference
March 6-7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - February 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Athenahealth taps former GE CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman
Watertown-based athenahealth Inc. is naming former General Electric Co. CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of its board, a role previously held by athenahealth founder and CEO Jonathan Bush. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) first announced it was looking for a new chairman last August, several months after activist investor Elliott Management bought a 9 percent stake in the healthcare IT company. Bush will stay on the board, which now consists of 11 directors. “Jeff shares our vision for more connected,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Kelly J. O'Brien Source Type: news

Athenahealth taps former GE CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman
Watertown-based athenahealth Inc. is naming former General Electric Co. CEO Jeff Immelt as chairman of its board, a role previously held by athenahealth founder and CEO Jonathan Bush. Athenahealth (Nasdaq: ATHN) first announced it was looking for a new chairman last August, several months after activist investor Elliott Management bought a 9 percent stake in the healthcare IT company. Bush will stay on the board, which now consists of 11 directors. “Jeff shares our vision for more connected,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelly J. O'Brien Source Type: news