Data Integrity

The dangers of facial recognition software

Have you taken the 10-year challenge that has swept Facebook over the past few weeks? If so, you could be contributing to the spread of facial recognition technology.Pairing a current profile photo with a shot of yourself from a decade ago may seem to be little more than some harmless fun. But this challenge also

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Heat Wave: The U.S. is Poised to Catch FHIR in 2019

Recent blog posts from the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology highlight the importance of application programming interfaces (APIs) and how they fit into the 21st Century Cures Acts (Cures Act) implementation. Today, new analysis shows that the United States (US) might be at a turning point when it comes to the adoption and implementation

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What Makes ONC’s ‘Trusted Exchange Framework’ So Complex?

Federal regulators’ recently issued draft for a “trusted exchange framework” aimed at propelling nationwide, secure, interoperable, query-based health data exchange is a complex proposal that requires careful analysis, says David Kibbe, M.D., leader of DirectTrust, which governs the secure “Direct” healthcare email protocol. The draft framework, announced on Jan. 5 by the Department of Health

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Who’s responsible for protecting patient data in the cloud?

Cybersecurity experts lay out the facts, and misperceptions, about securing data in the cloud. The answer is not so simple. Cloud computing is still fairly new to healthcare and, as such, confusion and a few myths surround the technology. And many of those skewed perceptions are driven by simple misunderstandings, most notably about information security.

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Data Watchdog Cautions Google and UK Health Partner

A British data watchdog has raised questions about whether it was appropriate for a healthcare trust to share data on 1.6 million patients with DeepMind Health, an artificial intelligence company owned by Google. The trust shared the data in connection with the test phase of Streams, an app designed to diagnose acute kidney injuries. However,

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