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Hospitals as Cyber-Targets: How to Prepare for the Inevitable Data Breach

In the last two years, 89 percent of healthcare organizations suffered at least one data breach involving the loss or theft of patient data. The question, experts say, is not if a hospital will be attacked, but rather when—and how prepared its teams will be to mitigate damage.

Researchers use ion technology to irradiate heart, treat atrial fibrillation

Current treatments for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, including catheter ablation, can be relatively invasive. New research shows physicians could treat patients just as effectively using carbon ions in a non-invasive procedure.

FDA clears blood test to help diagnose patients with a suspected MI

The FDA granted a 510(k) clearance for the Elecsys Troponin T Gen 5 STAT blood test for patients with a suspected MI.

Philly physicians use targeted radiation to treat blocked artery

An article in The Seattle Times covers a new technique used at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia to clear blockages in coronary arteries.

Physio-Control warns of AED battery issue that may lead to adverse events

Physio-Control announced on Jan. 13 that users of the company’s LIFEPAK 1000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should immediately remove and reinstall the battery from their devices.

Homeland Security warns heart device users of possibly dangerous security breaches

The Homeland Security Department issued a warning about an implantable heart devices that could become a target for hackers.

Dutch researchers receive funding to develop portable diabetes tester

To detect diabetes earlier and save patients from suffering major health complications and paying for expensive treatment, researchers at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands are working to develop a prototype of a portable device that could detect both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

FDA grants clearance to cloud-based medical imaging analytics software

Arterys Cardio DL provides automated, editable ventricle segmentations based on conventional cardiac MRI images that are as accurate as segmentations performed manually by experienced physicians. 

Apple considers developing two FDA-regulated cardiac devices

Apple has been in contact with the FDA since July about developing two FDA-regulated cardiac devices, MobiHealthNews reports.

LG Electronics debuts imaging monitors at RSNA 2016

LG Electronics, the South Korea-based company best known for making televisions and cell phones, is now entering the imaging market.

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