Tag Archives: Healthcare

Leaders in cybersecurity have united to combat an unprecedented level of cyberattacks particularly targeting the healthcare sector in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis

The Alliance – including ITC Secure, IronNet, Haven Cyber Technologies, Enveil, 4iQ and Blue Cedar – has been established by C5 Capital, the specialist investment firm. Its first action is to provide key healthcare and research facilities with free access to a state-of-the-art cybersecurity solution through the Collective Cyber Defence for Healthcare initiative The initiative… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »

Medicare for All would provide far more benefits than universal healthcare in other countries

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders frequently points to success stories in other developed countries when pushing for his Medicare for All healthcare plan. “I want to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America being the only major country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee healthcare to all people as a right, not a… Read More »

Nurses unions have a bad idea for better healthcare

Last week, a union representing nearly 8,000 nurses and other medical service providers went on strike in Seattle. Members had many demands, such as higher pay and more authority over staffing decisions. But it appeared their main gripe was with understaffing and too-flexible nurse-to-patient ratios, citing nurse burnout and low patient satisfaction. The voices behind… Read More »

FDA issues cybersecurity alert on GE Healthcare medical devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has put out a safety alert concerning GE Healthcare Clinical Information Central Stations and Telemetry Servers, which it says could pose risks to the patients they’re monitoring. FDA issued the safety communication, which concerns cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the devices, following GE Healthcare’s own issuance in November 2019 of a… Read More »