Interview

How Tracing Your Ancestors Could Improve Your Health: Interview with Dr. Ian Zinck, Head of Science and Research at Athletigen

Athletigen is a genetics company with offices in Halifax and Toronto, Canada, that offers advice to athletes and exercise enthusiasts to help maintain and improve their health, based on their genetic data. Customers can get their DNA sequenced, and then based on their unique genetic traits, Athletigen will identify genetic variants that can impact a

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Q&A: Matt Klein on the Increase and Sophistication of Healthcare Cyberattacks

The CISO of the Medical University of South Carolina offers insight on strategies to combat looming cyberthreats.For Matt Klein, CISO at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston, S.C., successful security requires a strong, yet simple, foundation. Here, HealthTech talks with Klein about the elements necessary for such a setup.HEALTHTECH: What are the biggest

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Robotic-Assisted Surgery Current Challenges and Future Directions: Interview with Dr. Mona Orady

During the last decade and a half, robotic-assisted surgery has led to smaller scars, less pain, and faster recoveries for patients. Concurrently, surgeons using this technology have benefited from being able to perform surgeries in a more comfortable position, while also experiencing greater visualization and enhanced precision. With all of these benefits, robotic-assisted surgeries are

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Q&A: Stanford Center on Longevity’s Ken Smith Talks Tech’s Role in Senior Living

Ken Smith, director of the mobility division at the Stanford Center on Longevity, believes that improving aging necessarily entails helping people thrive as they grow older. From a technology perspective, that means creating and leveraging tools that help people to form and practice good exercise, nutritional and social habits well before old age.The time to

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Interview: ONC on Next Steps for Secure Data Exchange

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT will soon ramp up its efforts to advance secure health information exchange as part of its mandate under the 21st Century Cure’s Act, says Genevieve Morris, ONC’s principal deputy national coordinator.ONC, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, is carrying out the data

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