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GE Healthcare and Microsoft are bringing a COVID-19 patient monitoring tool to health systems

GE Healthcare and Microsoft retool software originally intended to debut at HIMSS into monitoring software for COVID-19 patients in ICUs.

Meadville hospital’s computer system not yet fully restored after malware attack

Meadville Medical Center (PA) expects to have all of its IT systems back up and running three weeks after a ransomware attack took everything offline.

Alphabet’s health company defends decision to require a Google account to use its coronavirus screening site

Following in Apple’s footsteps, Verily assures senators that its COVID-19 screening website for California residents adheres to data protection standards, and adds that it has no plans to open up the full platform to non-Google account holders.

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