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Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure

Democratic Presidential nominees are ignoring the issue of our cybersecurity infrastructure Robert Ackerman Jr. Contributor Robert Ackerman Jr. is the founder and a managing director of AllegisCyber, an early-stage cybersecurity venture firm, and a founder of DataTribe, a cybersecurity startup “studio” in metropolitan Washington, D.C. More posts by this contributor Cyber breaches […]

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Apple, Microsoft and Google to test new standard for patient access to digital health data

Apple, Microsoft and Google to test new standard for patient access to digital health data A newly released data model and draft implementation guide for providing digital access to historical health insurance claims data directly to patients could mean you have better access to this info from the devices you use everyday. […]

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Making wearables matter: Blood pressure monitoring could be the tipping point

Making wearables matter: Blood pressure monitoring could be the tipping point Greg Yap Contributor Share on Twitter Greg is a partner at Menlo Ventures and focuses on life science and digital health technology investments. Today’s wearables are still designed for the healthy and wealthy, not those who could benefit the most. Medical […]

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After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities

After Equifax breach, US watchdog says agencies aren’t properly verifying identities A federal watchdog says the government should stop relying on the credit agencies to verify the identifies of those using government services. In a report out this week, the the Government Accountability Office said several government departments still rely on the […]

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As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease

As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease As studies show that early diagnosis and preventative therapies can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, startups that are working to diagnose the disease earlier are gaining more attention and funding. That’s a boon to companies like […]

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Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members

Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker is just for employees and health insurance members Fitbit has a new fitness tracker, but it’s one that you can’t buy in stores. The company quietly uncorked the Inspire on Friday, releasing its first product that is available only to corporate employees and health insurance members. The idea […]

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Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet

Healthcare wearables level up with new moves from Apple and Alphabet Announcements that Apple has partnered with Aetna health insurance on a new app leveraging data from its Apple Watch and reports that Verily — one of the health-focused subsidiaries of Google‘s parent company — Alphabet, is developing a shoe that can detect weight and […]

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Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans

Apple reportedly looking to subsidize Watch with Medicare plans If nothing else, the addition of ECG/EKG reinforced Apple’s commitment to evolving the Watch into a serious medical device. The company has long looked to bring its best selling wearable to various health insurance platforms, and according to a new report, it’s reaching […]

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Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation

Insurance startup Bright Health raises 0M at ~0M valuation A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists. The latest to land a massive check is Bright Health, a Minneapolis-headquartered provider of affordable individual, family […]

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Hackers stole income, immigration and tax data in Healthcare.gov breach, government confirms

Hackers stole income, immigration and tax data in Healthcare.gov breach, government confirms Hackers siphoned off thousands of Healthcare.gov applications by breaking into the accounts of brokers and agents tasked with helping customers sign up for healthcare plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said in a post buried on its […]

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