Why the healthcare industry badly needs a cyber security health check

After a slew of data breaches in 2014, the FBI warned the healthcare industry that cyber-criminals would be directing more attention their way in 2015. The healthcare industry, valued at $3 trillion, has become an increasingly valuable target for cyber thieves and, in some cases, a much easier target to attack due to their often less than adequate investment in cyber security. What is it about the healthcare industry that has captured the cyber criminals’ interest in the last few years? Read more here

AHA issues ICD-10 countdown checklist

With just over a month to go until the Oct. 1 ICD-10 deadline, the American Hospital Association (AHA) has released a checklist of key steps that hospitals should take to ensure a successful transition.

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Earth may hold more helium than we thought

Don’t mourn the loss of your humorously high-pitched voices quite yet. Despite years of warnings from scientists that Earth’s supply of helium is quickly running out, the results of a study announced Wednesday in Prague show there could still be large deposits of the element hidden underground, the Guardian reports.

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Novel MRI technique could offer new avenue for Alzheimer’s, stroke risk assessment

A new MRI scanning technique being investigated in Toronto could one day help physicians identify patients on the path to developing Alzheimer’s disease, and do so at a cost far less than molecular imaging of amyloid deposits, according to an in-depth profile of the project published by theToronto Star.

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