Qualcomm’s healthcare arm acquires Capsule Tech, a data integration firm that helps hospitals capture and analyze data from medical devices. Qualcomm will use the technology to advance its connected home health efforts. Financial terms were undisclosed.
An analysis of data breaches reported during the first half of 2015 finds that the healthcare industry is the most vulnerable to breaches, accounting for 21.1 percent of total reported breaches. Healthcare was also responsible for the largest consumer impacting breach, a cyberattack on Anthem that exposed 80 million patient records.
A systematic review published in JAMIA finds that there is no evidence base for developing patient portals that increase patient engagement. Authors conclude the review by recommending future research topics that would address these gaps.
Researchers from Harvard and MIT studying links between genetic variations and diseases have analyzed the genetic data from thousands of patients and have identified around 10 million genetic variants scattered throughout the genome, most of which have never been described before.