Data Science

Personal data for 1,000 pensioners accessed from OC Sanitation District

Birth dates and Social Security numbers for 1,000 Orange County Sanitation District retirees were accessed in a phishing scheme, the district confirmed Monday.District retirees, former employees and board members were being notified of the data breach in the utilitys deferred compensation plan, which occurred in December after a file at NFP Corp. was accessed via

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Patient data: who’s in the driving seat?

These issues surrounding data ownership and control and empowerment of the patient took centre stage at HIMSS19’s ‘Consumerisation of Healthcare Summit’. So is the data owned by the patient, provider or payer? Some health tech experts argue this is the wrong way to look at data. They say the issue goes beyond ownership, but who

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Kaiser Permanente to open medical school in 2020 with focuses on data, virtual reality

The school is designed to teach students how to use technology to deliver high-quality care in new and collaborative ways. Physician burnout is rampant and todays technologies, notably EHRs are widely cited as being among the chief reasons.Its also worth noting, of course, that Epic Systems CEO Judy Faulkner last week at HIMSS19 countered that

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Facebook charged with misleading users on health data visibility

A report says the social networks handling of personal health information put its users health at risk. Facebook has been accused of misleading users in its Group platform about who can see their private information, and argues Facebook did not disclose how much information could be visible to outsiders including health information.WHY IT MATTERSSharing of

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