Tag: healthcare

Florio

Florio: The platform that aims to move (half of) the world! No Comments

A recent study from McKinsey shows that almost half of the world’s adult population could be overweight or obese in 2030. At the moment the report states that nearly 30% of the global population is overweight or obese. The World Health Organization estimates that physical inactivity causes 5.3 million deaths a year worldwide. Making Low fitness the strongest predictor of death. Its global eco...


SimplyVital Health

SimplyVital Health Pioneers Blockchain Healthcare Ecosystem No Comments

Reliable access to patients’ medical information is a prerequisite for timely and effective healthcare, but the confidential nature of personal data means that healthcare providers often operate within a siloed world creating unintended consequences where patient outcomes come second to data protection concerns. These tensions have led the Connecticut-based company SimplyVital Health (SVH) to...


blockchain, healthcare, University of Surrey

Blockchain is the Future of Healthcare No Comments

Everything we know about health care can benefit from blockchain technology. Especially when it comes to medical records, sharing patient information, and making data more interoperable. Right now, there are a lot of intermediaries involved in sharing patient data as very few systems are compatible with one another. The blockchain will effectively create a new model for the exchange of health info...


blockchain, healthcare, University of Surrey

Blockchain for Healthcare, University of Surrey Takes the Lead No Comments

The use of blockchain technology in the healthcare sector is one of the most discussed subjects. Various healthcare providers, pharma industry, and even healthcare technology solutions providers are involved in the research and development of distributed ledger applications to make it a reality. The University of Surrey has joined the list of academic institutions and commercial businesses that ar...


Google to Create Blockchain Style System for Healthcare to Track Patient Data No Comments

Ever since Bitcoin's underlying blockchain technology became popular, many businesses are trying to find uses for it in their operations. Alphabet, Google's spin-off holding company is also one such company working on creating a “blockchain-style” system for the healthcare industry. Alphabet's DeepMind Health has announced its plans to use a distributed ledger-like system to keep tabs on ho...


Bitcoin, ransomware, malware

Blockchain Sees Endless Possibilities in Healthcare Industry No Comments

The use of blockchain technology in healthcare is being mulled upon for a while now. The digital currency technology, with its features like immutability, security, and privacy makes it an ideal candidate to safeguard confidential information. The healthcare system has so far been using conventional data management and communication methods, provided by a handful of vendors. The vendors of heal...


Malware UK Hospitals

Four Major UK Hospitals Targeted In Malware Attack No Comments

Four different UK hospitals have been hit by a large-scale malware attack. Several thousands of files across these London hospitals are threatened by this malicious software. Barts, the largest NHS trust in England, is working on addressing the situation. Interestingly enough, it does not appear ransomware is used for this attack Moreover, there is no Bitcoin demand by the cyber criminals either. ...


ransomware, kaspersky, xpan

Banks Buy Bitcoin as Ransomware Attacks Wreak Havoc No Comments

Who would have imagined that traditional banks would be buying Bitcoin so soon? The answer is - probably no one. However, the far-sighted theory has come to exist, even it is aimed at protecting banks' data from ransomware attacks. According to the CEO of Malwarebytes - Marcin Kleczynski, the malicious ransomware programs have been posing severe security threats to banks. In order to ensure u...


EY Report : Blockchain Technology to Reach Critical Mass in the next 3 to 5 Years No Comments

The Blockchain technology is going to reach critical mass soon, declares Ernst and Young. The leading global consulting firm has recently published a report outlining the significance of blockchain technology in various industry sectors. The distributed ledger technology powering digital currencies like Bitcoin has been subject to various experiments, mainly from the fintech industry. The prope...


NewsBTC_HHS Guidelines Ransomware

HHS Issues New Ransomware Guidelines For Healthcare Sector No Comments

The year 2016 has been quite successful for Bitcoin ransomware developers so far. After crippling two major hospital systems in quick succession, it was a matter of time until new guidelines would be established. The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was created to address these malware threats. The vast majority of healthcare organizations is clueless when it comes to un...


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