Iodine Software has acquired rival firm ChartWise Medical Systems, expanding Iodine's clinical predictions to over 800 hospitals and health systems. The deal is part of Iodine's strategy to expand the reach of its machine learning technology in the health care market.
The Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council, which represents over 300 health care organizations, sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to invest in cybersecurity partnerships in health care through the American Rescue Plan. The investments will also help the "health sector otherwise stretched to its limits to meet its clinical and public health obligations," the group wrote.
Humans can accidentally program cognitive bias into artificial intelligence systems, creating limits on how the technology functions, writes Daniel Fallmann, founder and CEO of AI firm Mindbreeze. The main cognitive bias in AI decisions is the availability heuristic, or how humans often rely on information that supports their beliefs, which can create "an infinite loop of failure that can't be avoided," Fallmann writes.
Tech platforms receive multitudes of data from users' activities, which are then sold to third-party brokers and leveraged to gain insight, but having to pay people directly for their data means the companies won't have to rely on intrusive, covert tracking practices, says Paroma Indilo, CEO of Datacy. However, if there's not enough volume, data-monetization apps won't be able to pay a significant amount.
The American Medical Association has introduced the AMA Telehealth Immersion Program, developed to help create a stable long-term strategy for telehealth for providers who had to scramble to connect to patients remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers webinars and peer-to-peer learning sessions, with additional content in the works from over 20 specialty groups and state societies.
Amazon has unveiled HealthLake, a service for hospitals that accumulates information into a data lake and standardizes it with machine learning. The service, which hosts de-identified data of more than 40,000 critical care unit patients, can predict mortality and other patient outcomes.
The amount of damage caused by a data breach depends on how prepared an organization is, so make sure you have the required resources in place for an investigation. Other important tasks include creating a communications plan, limiting remote access and keeping your VPN patched.
The big summer movie "In the Heights" was released on HBOMax and in theaters last week, featuring choreographed dances in the streets of some of New York's most storied neighborhoods in 90+ degree weather. Lillian Colon, 66, is the oldest member of the cast with numerous accolades to her name, including at Radio City Music Hall as the first-ever Latina Rockette in 1987 at age 32.
Retirement accounts and Social Security are common income sources, but many retirees are finding new ways to help with everyday expenses, rising health care costs, or to have extra cash on hand for an emergency. To supplement retirement income, look to your home or HSA, or start monetizing a hobby like dog walking or selling handmade goods.
Lower incomes can make retirement planning more challenging for Black and Hispanic Americans, according to a report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald Research. The report found that Blacks and Hispanics were more likely to have lower incomes and assets than whites, as well as higher levels of debt.