Hitting the Books: AI doctors and the dangers tiered medical care

Healthcare is a human right, however, nobody said all coverage is created equal. Artificial intelligence and machine learning systems are already making impressive inroads into the myriad…

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Amazon’s Haven healthcare venture is reportedly disbanding

Three years after Amazon started a healthcare venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase, the trio have decided to call it quits. CNBC reports that the organization,…

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Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

On a semi-weekly basis, we compile a collection of the best long-form stories on tech, tech culture and more. We’ve collected a list of the best selections…

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Lawmakers want expanded telehealth coverage to last beyond the pandemic

A bipartisan group of 49 lawmakers led by Senator Brian Schatz says the current state of expanded access and coverage to telehealth services should be the norm…

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Leak exposes personal data for millions of Brazilian COVID-19 patients

Medical data breaches are serious as a rule, but an incident in Brazil may be particularly severe. According to ZDNet, Brazilian newspaper Estadao has learned that a…

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Suspected ransomware attack hits one of the largest hospital networks in the US

One of the US’s largest healthcare providers has been hit by what looks like a highly coordinated ransomware attack (via NBC News). Over the weekend, hospitals in…

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Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient

Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in…

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India will provide ID cards that store all your medical data

India is about to make a big gamble on health data. The country has announced plans (via NDTV) to give every Indian a “Health ID” card that…

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Recommended Reading: COVID-19 and AI health care

COVID-19 will accelerate the AI health care revolutionKai-Fu Lee, WiredThe coronavirus pandemic will cause us to rethink major aspects of everyday life around the world, but it…

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Microsoft flexed its cloud and AI muscles at Build 2020

This week Microsoft hosted its annual Build conference completely online. That meant streaming keynotes, panels, digital breakouts and workshops for developers. But that didn’t slow down the…

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