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Ethicists from the University of Basel have developed a biosecurity framework specific to neurotechnology while calling for a ban on dual-use technology with the aim of regulating mental privacy and integrity of humans. Findings were published in Neuron.

As cyberattack become increasingly common incidents, healthcare professionals must push security to the forefront. In a presentation given at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Jim Whitfill, CMO of innovation Health Partners and president of Lumetis, described the current cybersecurity environment and detailed how professionals can take steps toward improving privacy.

Despite increased prevention efforts and longer lifespans, heart failure rates are at a high in the United Kingdom and are continuing to climb, according to new research published in The Lancet.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a remote feature allowing programming sessions given through telehealth platforms to patients who have had at least six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first digital pill with an ingestion tracking system to tell physicians whether patients have taken their medication.

 

Recent Headlines

Health Affairs: More light shed on healthcare reform's day in Supreme Court
The Supreme Court is filling its entire court calendar the week of March 26 with arguments relating to the impending review of the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA); totaling five and a half hours over three days with a decision expected in late June.
HHS relaxes state requirements in healthcare reform law
The Department of Health and Human Services released a bulletin Dec. 15, outlining proposed policies that will give states more flexibility and freedom to implement the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
FPGA imaging equipment market to reach $917M The increasing requirement of high-end processors andfield-programmable gate array (FPGA) in imaging equipment for highperformance computing capabilities drives global demand for FPGAs,digital signal processors and application-specific integratedcircuits, according to a report from Frost & Sullivan.

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