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The Big Data Difference: Neuro-Sensing and Stimulation

(SPONSORED) Millions of people are struggling with conditions caused by neurological damage or disease. The future of treatment for many may not lie not in new and different drugs but in smart devices that can monitor, interpret and generate neurological signals. Data analytics is making these treatments possible.

How St. Jude Research Hospital revamped patient education for the YouTube generation

Receiving a life-threatening health diagnosis can be frightening, confusing, and overwhelming. Unfortunately, how hospitals deliver subsequent medical information to patients and families can contribute to those feelings, rather than ease them.

Brigham and Women’s exec to talk integrating biomedical devices with EHR, telemetry system

The hospital’s director of biomedical engineering will discuss at HIMSS16 securely bringing biomedical devices into the network, including mitigating existing gaps.

Dartmouth launches Wanda, ‘magic’ tool to protect health data, devices

The digital tool makes it easy for people to add a new device to their home – or clinic – Wi-Fi network.

HIMSS16 Live Blog: Only 7 days until the big event; What to know

HIMSS16 is expected to be the largest showing ever for this annual healthcare technology conference and reporters from Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance and MobiHealthNews will be posting dozens of stories on the panel discussions, keynote presentations, product launches, breaking news and after-hours events happening at the Las Vegas confere

Population health, patient engagement top healthcare purchasing plans in 2016, peer60 says

Healthcare organizations are making big investments in population health and patient engagement platforms as they prepare to move past meaningful use and toward value-based reimbursement, according to "The Big Mega HIT Purchasing Report" released Monday by market research firm peer60.

Cybersecurity startup Protenus raises $4 million in Series A funding round

Protenus, a health data protection startup co-founded when the owners were medical students at Johns Hopkins University, has raised $4 million in Series A funding. Arthur Ventures led the investment, joined by LionBird Venture Capital, DreamIt Ventures, Cognosante, TEDCO and the Baltimore Angels. [Also: Snooping employees sacked, disciplined after HIPAA breach]

FBI arrests Massachusetts man for Anonymous 2014 cyberattack on Boston Children’s Hospital

The hacktivist group launched multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks against the hospital's servers in protest of the controversial custody case of Justina Pelletier.

HIMSS16 Social Media Ambassador Geeta Nayyar: Analytics can harness the global power of social networks

Geeta Nayyar, MD, is the chief healthcare and innovation officer at management services organization Femwell Group Health, the host of Topline MD TV, and the co-founder and chief medical information officer of design-based strategy and analytics firm Abeyon.

FDA reform, privacy law standards needed in next healthcare overhaul, group says

The Healthcare Leadership Council has identified six healthcare reforms that should be implemented by the White House, Congress and the healthcare industry to reform healthcare; it was announced last week at a Capitol Hill briefing and in a report highlighting the changes.

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