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3M Completes Acquisition of M*Modal’s Technology Business

First announced last December, 3M wraps up its acquisition of MModal’s technology business for $1 billion.

Why You Should Be Careful About 23andMe’s Health Test

The New York Times warns that 23andMe’s consumer DNA testing performs poorly in predicting the risk of developing chronic diseases because it only recognizes a few relevant genetic mutations and thus isn’t a substitute for medical office testing.

‘Flawed’ privacy in Queensland Health’s electronic medical record, expert says

A law professor questions why any doctor at Queensland Health in Australia can change the medical record of any patient in the nine hospitals where IEMR is live.

CommonSpirit Health™ Launches as New Health System

Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives complete their merger to form the 142-hospital, $29 billion CommonSpirit Health.

These 3 high-profile DOD systems have persistent operational flaws, according to testing

The DOD Office of the Director of Operational Test & Evaluation’s 2018 report finds cybersecurity vulnerabilities within MHS Genesis that lead it conclude that the EHR “is not survivable in a cyber-contested environment.”



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