Healthcare

Spanish Healthcare Group to Accept Cryptocurrency Payments, Citing Interest in ‘Bitcoin Revolution’

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Cryptocurrency regulation is still an ongoing topic for the Spanish government and regulators, with some not too friendly measures against crypto ads or enhancing tax rules. However, adoption is on the rise in different industries, and the healthcare sector is joining the frenzy.</strong> Patients Could Pay With Digital Assets Starting June 1 …

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Amazon’s Haven healthcare venture is reportedly disbanding

Brendan McDermid / reuters 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, once called Haven, is disbanding, and the company will likely shut down by the end of February.  The original purpose behind Haven was to …

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Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

USA Today Sports / reuters 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 from 2020 for you to revisit — or enjoy for the first time — as we finish up one dumpster fire of a …

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

REUTERS/Diego Vara 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 Sao Paolo hospital worker uploaded a spreadsheet with login details for two government databases to GitHub, exposing personal data for millions of COVID-19 patients. The E-SUS-VE …

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US healthcare on brink as COVID-19 hospitalizations hit all-time high

Enlarge / Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020, in Houston, Texas. Getty | Go Nakamura More people in the United States are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 than ever before in the pandemic, and hospitals …

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

SOPA Images via Getty Images 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 the US operated by Universal Health Services started to notice problems with their IT systems, with some employees reporting that they could not …

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

David Young/picture alliance via Getty Images 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 Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldorf University Hospital patient died following a ransomware incident. The attack hampered …

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As pandemic rages out of control, CDC head warns of darker times this fall

Enlarge Getty Images / Pool If seasonal influenza roars back this fall while the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging, the combined weight of the diseases could cause US healthcare systems to collapse, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Tuesday. The grim warning comes as COVID-19 is spreading out of control …

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US Senators propose giving $2 billion to healthcare facilities for broadband

Sponsored Links simpson33 via Getty Images At the start of April, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act. The bill proposed to increase telehealth funding in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The legislation seems to be moving forward now that a group led by Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) …

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