Consumer Healthcare: Growing Importance of Patient Education and Communications Solutions


As the healthcare industry shifts to value-based care models, patient education and communication solutions increasingly have become an investment priority for care providers and payers. Consumers have many means, whether digital or analog, to acquire medical knowledge and personal health information, and they tend to reach out to their doctor when sick, or when they have complex health questions. Traditionally, doctors do not proactively reach out to their patients — especially when their patients aren’t sick. This model is changing, however.

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Hacker looks to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker is attempting to sell 9.3 million alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, according to security experts, just days after 665,000 records reportedly went on sale.

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Hacker looks to sell 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web

A hacker claims to be selling 655,000 alleged patient healthcare records on the dark web, containing information such as social security numbers, addresses, and insurance details.

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MedStar Health still suffering outages after cyberattack

A spokeswoman with MedStar Health says that that the healthcare provider is still experiencing widespread computer outages after a cyberattack on its systems Monday, but adds that progress is being made “by the hour.”

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Healthcare Sector Security Woefully Weak, Survey Says


The healthcare industry has become the favorite playground for many cybercriminals, suggests a report Trustwave released earlier this month. Of the 398 full-time healthcare professionals surveyed, 91 percent of information technology respondents and 77 percent of nontechnical respondents believed criminals increasingly were targeting healthcare organizations. However, healthcare organizations allocated only 10 percent or less of their IT budgets to cybersecurity and protecting patient information.

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Pega Healthcare CRM Promises 360-Degree View


Pega last week announced enhancements to Pegasystems Customer Service for Healthcare, an application that integrates customer service and care management through its Clinical Interaction Manager to provide a 360-degree view of all customer interactions. The application provides call center agents with data across administrative, health and care management interactions with the goal of enabling them to provide better service. The integration of front-line service agents and back-office care management staff is a first, according to Pega.

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Apple Watch, HealthKit star in Louisiana hypertension treatment program

Patients at one Louisiana healthcare provider are combining two of Apple’s newest technologies, HealthKit and the pulse-sensing Apple Watch, to enhance monitoring and treatment of hypertension.



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WebMD, CareEvolution, other firms announce healthcare apps for Apple Watch

WebMD, CareEvolution, and a variety of other healthcare companies today announced new apps for the Apple Watch, capable of handling tasks like medication reminders and sharing electronic records.



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Apple partner Mayo Clinic to reportedly demo HealthKit integration at media event

Minnesota-based healthcare provider Mayo Clinic will be part of Apple’s special media event on Tuesday, one report says, suggesting medical systems solutions will play a major role in today’s product announcements.



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Novartis teams up with Google to make smart contact lens a reality

Google and healthcare firm Novartis have announced they will be collaborating on making the smart contact lens a reality. It’s designed to help manage a range of medical conditions including diabetes. 

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