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Akira Health Acquired by Telus Health

Canadian health IT company Telus Health acquires Toronto-based Akira Health, which offers app-based and in-person care.

CHI Franciscan introduces new healthcare hub at its acute care hospitals

CHI Franciscan (WA) goes live with a new Mission Control Center that uses predictive analytics from GE Healthcare to streamline patient care at eight of its hospitals.

Internet Brands’ WebMD Acquires QxMD

WebMD acquires QxMD, a Canadian company that offers providers digital point-of-care educational resources and medical calculators.

These health-tech veterans want to avert the next Theranos disaster with ‘medical diligence’

Former 23andMe VP Ruby Gadelrab and former Color Genomics CMO Jill Hagenkord, MD launch MDisrupt to help investors thoroughly vet health IT companies looking for financing.

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  1. The Wild West of Unprotected Personal Data – https://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2019/08/12/health-data-outside-hipaa-the-wild-west-of-unprotected-personal-data/
    This part is fascinating:
    “Social determinants of health & health behaviors — 1,100 terabytes

    Non-modifiable factors (e.g., genetics) — 6 terabytes

    Clinical care — 0.4 terabytes

    The hard drive of an average personal computer today can hold about 500 MB to 1 terabyte of data. So, over their lifetime an average person would fill up between 1,100 to 2,200 of today’s PCs with personal health data. That’s a lot.

    But more importantly, the data relating to social and environmental influences is largely unprotected from sharing and use by third parties. As we noted earlier, we believe the “2,750 times” statistic is a pretty good proxy for the amount of your personal health data not protected by HIPAA”







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