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Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple

FastCompany interviews Apple CEO Tim Cook following a year in which the company saw 13 percent declines in revenue and 16 percent declines in iPhone sales. He remarks "We’ve gotten into the health arena and we started looking at wellness, that took us to pulling a string to thinking about research, pulling that string a little further took us to some patient-care stuff, and that pulled a string that’s taking us into some other stuff. When you look at most of the solutions, whether it’s devices, or things coming up out of Big Pharma, first and foremost, they are done to get the reimbursement, not thinking about what helps the patient. So if you don’t care about reimbursement, which we have the privilege of doing, that may even make the smartphone market look small."

FDA Outlines When New Clearances Are Needed for Existing Devices

The FDA moves to streamline cybersecurity related software updates for medical devices by explicitly stating that these types of software updates do not require new clearances.

Governor Wolf Announces Cerner Corporation Expansion to Create 250 New Jobs

Cerner will invest $75 million in facility improvements and add 250 new jobs at the former Siemens’ offices it has acquired.

Security flaw may be responsible for Laurel clinic data breach

A cybersecurity researcher who discovered that patient data belonging to Jefferson Medical Associates (MS) was openly available on the Internet is called a criminal by the hospital after he quietly informed them of the security flaw in their system.

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