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Creating an Infrastructure of Health Data to Support Amazon’s Leap into Healthcare

By CLAUDIA WILLIAMS  Amazon has transformed the way we read books, shop online, host websites, do cloud computing, and watch TV. Can they apply their successes in all these other areas to healthcare? Just last week, Amazon announced Comprehend Medical, machine learning software that digitizes and processes medical records. “The process of developing clinical trials… Read More »

Trek Into Congo Forest Reveals an Ebola Crisis Fueled by Violence

ImageA vaccination team administering the Ebola vaccine to residents of the Kanyihunga district in Congo, starting with those who had recent contact with Alphonsine Kahindo Kambere, the most recent local victim.CreditDiana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times LUSEGHE, Democratic Republic of Congo — Four health workers threaded their way cautiously down a steep valley… Read More »

NIST releases Risk Management Framework 2.0 to combine privacy, security and supply chain into one

The National Institute of Standards and Technology posted the newest update to its Risk Management Framework. “RMF 2.0 is the first framework in the world to address security, privacy, and supply chain risk in an integrated manner — at the organization, mission/business process, and system levels,” NIST Fellow Ron Ross wrote in a Twitter post.… Read More »