Telehealth is having a moment in the sun as a possible answer to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus by limiting exposure risks to patients and healthcare professionals.

Health insurance giant Cigna has expanded its collaboration with Cricket Health, a kidney care provider, to use a machine learning algorithm that identifies Cigna customers with or at risk for developing late-stage chronic kidney disease. Cigna is a major investor in Cricket Health, committing $24 million in a Series A funding round in 2018.

Healthcare organizations are a top target for cyberattacks, more so than any other industry, according to the latest Beazley Breach Briefing.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is jumping in to help curb the spread of COVID-19 with a new Diagnostic Development Initiative to support customers working on bringing better, more accurate diagnostic solutions to market.

The Trump administration expanded telehealth benefits coverage under Medicare in order to treat patients without traveling to a healthcare facility and risk catching or spreading the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

 

Google has been partnering up with healthcare industry titans over the last few years in data exchange contracts that continue to draw criticism, Business Insider reported.

Patients will soon have free digital access to their health records thanks to the finalization of two new interoperability rules finalized by HHS and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). The rule also dictates how patient information is exchanged across the healthcare system.

Despite international travel interruptions due to COVID-19, HIMSS20 is moving “full steam ahead as scheduled” for March 9 to 13 in Orlando.

“Alexa, what is Tylenol?” Amazon’s cloud-based voice service can now answer health questions like this after partnering up with a drug and medical device knowledge company.

GoodRx, a telemedicine platform that helps patients find the cheapest prescription drugs and discounts, has been accused of sharing patient data with technology giants, including Google and Facebook.

More than 27 million people were affected by breaches of private health information (PHI) in 2019, according to a new report from Bitglass.

CMS and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have issued their strategy to reduce the burdens clinicians face when it comes to using EHRs.