Month: April 2019

Opinion: Interoperability – What every cybercriminal is waiting for

Interoperability is one of the biggest issues facing healthcare providers today as far as technology goes. In fact, one of the most scathing criticisms of major healthcare IT suppliers is that their solutions don’t play nicely together and that’s a problem. We want to shift patient care into the community, develop integrated care systems and …

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E-consent company founded by Welsh surgeon receives £350k funding

An electronic consent company has received £350,000 funding from Innovate UK. Co-founded by Welsh surgeon Dafydd Loughran, Concentric, is a platform which provides a paper-free consent process and still ensures that patients faced with the possibility of surgery can make shared decisions with their clinicians. As well as empowering patients, Concentric also aims to save …

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ORCHA launches survey to improve digital health tech offerings

Health app evaluation organisation ORCHA has launched a survey to better understand how digital technology can be improved in the healthcare sector. The survey, aimed at medical and clinical professionals, will bridge the question: what matters when offering technology to patients. ORCHA conducts reviews for NHS England and NHS Digital to help accelerate the uptake …

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Digital portal helps reduce patient do not attend rates in Lincolnshire

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has managed to cut the number of patients who did not attend (DNA) appointments to 4% after introducing a digital portal. The portal, provided by Healthcare Communications, allows patients to receive appointment letters straight to their smartphone and can accept, cancel or re-book. This helps to free up cancelled slots …

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Researchers warn of unpatched vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic Server

Several security companies have detected scans over the past week that look for Oracle WebLogic servers vulnerable to a flaw that hasn’t yet been patched, possibly in preparation for malicious attacks. The vulnerability is a deserialization bug that can lead to remote code execution, but it’s located in a specific package called wls9_async_response that’s not …

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Thunderbolt 3 adapter guide: How to connect an iPhone, display, hard drive, and more to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air

The new MacBook Pro comes with two or four external ports, depending on the model you pick. And the new MacBook Air has a pair of ports. But those ports are only of one type: Thunderbolt 3, which is compatible with USB-C. But you probably have devices that use USB-A, Thunderbolt 1, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort, …

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Slack partners with Zoom to boost video capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO – Slack has partnered with cloud video communications vendor Zoom in a move designed to bolster video capabilities for Slack users. The tie-up was unveiled at this week’s Slack Frontiers event. Zoom – which, like Slack, is preparing for a stock market listing – competes with Cisco Webex, Skype for Business (now part …

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Best security software, 2019: Lab-tested reviews of today's top tools

Threats are constantly evolving and, just like everything else, tend to follow certain trends. Whenever a new type of threat is especially successful or profitable, many others of the same type will inevitably follow. The best defenses need to mirror those trends, so companies get the most robust protection against the newest wave of threats. …

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