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Walmart Patents System for Accessing Medical Records Stored on a Blockchain

Walmart’s latest patent suggests it will develop a wearable that will give emergency responders access to an unresponsive patient’s medical record using blockchain technology.

Google is training machines to predict when a patient will die

Findings from Google’s Medical Brain team show that its AI has a higher accuracy rate at predicting deaths, discharges, and readmissions than traditional hospital warning systems.

Judge rules in favor of OCR and requires a Texas cancer center to pay $4.3 million in penalties for HIPAA violations

MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX) must pay $4.3 million in penalties for HIPAA violations stemming from three data breaches and non-compliance in following up with device encryption.

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