the Sdp mps, former finance minister and party leader Jutta Urpilainen I hope that the social - and healthcare reform returns to the government and the opposition parties to cooperate."If the opposition truly says, so the committee's work is not enough.the Issue is so important, that solution should apply to the party leaders in the middle", Urpilainen said the Economy in an interview.the reform of the biggest problems associated, in his opinion, the municipal healthcare and social services spin-off and the patients ' freedom of choice.Urpilainen refers to the freedom of choice given to expert opinion, according to which the cost savings are kysennalaisia."the Government's current model leads to an increase in public expenditure, and I don't think that kokoomuskaan wants it."
Encryption, corporates have heard of itEnterprises are routinely storing corporate password files in the cloud through Microsoft s OneDrive backup technology.OneDrive is the most common Office 365 application, with 79.1 per cent of organisations using it, according to a study by cloud control tech vendor Skyhigh Networks.Businesses and employees are still taking a relaxed approach to document security, especially when you consider the high frequency of threats, said Hawthorn.This percentage will only increase as OneDrive becomes more tightly integrated to the rest of the suite.Hawthorn concluded that the need for employee training is particularly acute in heavily regulated industries such as financial services or healthcare, two of the biggest users of Office 365.The study found that the occurrence of Office 365-related threats is common, 71.4 per cent of companies have at least one compromised account each month, 57.1 per cent have at least one insider threat and 45.9 per cent have at least one privileged user threat.
View photosMoreA sign of Alibaba Group is seen at CES Consumer Electronics Show Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China, May 12, 2016.REUTERS/Aly SongHONG KONG Reuters - Hong Kong's securities regulator said that Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd breached takeover rules in the purchase of a healthcare firm in 2014 because it also bought a company owned by the brother of the healthcare firm's vice chairman on "favourable terms."Alibaba agreed to buy a stake in CITIC 21CN, now known as Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd , for $170 million two years ago.Hong Kong's Takeovers and Mergers Panel, part of the Securities and Futures Commission SFC , ruled that Alibaba's purchase of Hebei Huiyan "constituted a special deal with favourable conditions which were not extended to all shareholders and was a clear breach of the Takeovers Code," according to the decision published on Wednesday.But the e-commerce firm added the regulator issued a new waiver in view of the sharp rise in Alibaba Health stock since 2014, meaning Alibaba is not currently required to launch a full buyout.Alibaba owns 38 percent of Alibaba Health, but last year injected an online pharmacy business into Alibaba Health.
The NHS Royal Free Trust said it plans to continue testing a kidney monitoring app developed by Google DeepMind, despite regulators moving in.The app, known as Streams, aims to help clinicians detect acute kidney injury AKI — a condition that kills more than 1,000 people a month.A Royal Free spokesman denied that trials with DeepMind had been suspended after TechCrunch reported the app was not currently being used."The UK s medicines and healthcare devices regulator, the MHRA, is in talks with Google DeepMind and the Royal Free about the app, according to TechCrunch."We have been in contact with Google since May 4 and are currently in discussions with them about whether or not their app needs to be registered as a device," a spokesman for the MHRA told TechCrunch.The Information Commissioners Office ICO is also investigating the partnership between the two organisations after receiving a small number of complaints from individuals.So far, the Royal Free has carried out three small "user tests" for the Streams app involving an unspecified number of patients.Each trial lasted between two and six days and involved up to six clinicians.DeepMind came under scrutiny after New Scientist revealed it had signed an extensive data-sharing agreement with the NHS Royal Free Trust to develop the Streams app.The agreement gives DeepMind access to 1.6 million medical records for patients across three London hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm, and the Royal Free.Through the data-sharing agreement with the NHS, DeepMind will be able to see data that is unrelated to kidney function, including whether people are HIV-positive as well as details of drug overdoses and abortions.Privacy campaigners and healthcare professionals have questioned why DeepMind needs access to so much data to develop a relatively niche app.A board of healthcare experts and government tech leaders are due to scrutinise DeepMind's work with the NHS.
Combining sensors and tags that provide data about the dimensions of different cargo and containers with systems that provide real-time data about empty space in a trucking fleet can help operators fill that empty space and recover much that revenue leakage.Healthcare: Using asset tracking with traditional systems for keeping medical records can improve patient care at healthcare facilities.For instance, collecting data from barcodes assigned to individual patients along with software systems for tracking medical records can reduce errors like giving patients the wrong medication or wrong doses by 42%.Zebra Technologies already provides the asset tracking, bar code scanning, and enterprise mobile devices for collecting and sharing real time data for these use cases.It s so big that it could mean new revenue streams for your company and new opportunities for you.Businesses will be the top adopter of IoT solutions because they will use IoT to 1 lower operating costs; 2 increase productivity; and 3 expand to new markets or develop new product offerings.networks The important role analytics systems, including edge analytics, cloud analytics, will play in making the most of IoT investments The sizable security challenges presented by the IoT and how they can be overcome The four powerful forces driving IoT innovation, plus the four difficult market barriers to IoT adoption Complete analysis of the likely future investment in the critical IoT infrastructure:   connectivity, security, data storage, system integration, device hardware, and application development In-depth analysis of how the IoT ecosystem will change and disrupt 16 different industries To get your copy of this invaluable guide to the IoT universe, choose one of these options:Subscribe to an ALL-ACCESS Membership with BI Intelligence and gain immediate access to this report AND over 100 other expertly researched deep-dive reports, subscriptions to all of our daily newsletters, and much more.
A Hong Kong regulator has pointed the finger at Alibaba for breaching acquisition rules when it purchased a healthcare company two years ago, saying the Chinese e-commerce company bought the firm on favorable terms due to a connection with the company s executives.Alibaba purchased CITIC 21 CN in 2014 for $170 million USD, which has since been restructured under Alibaba Health Information Technology Ltd.According to a ruling from the the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Hong Kong Securities And Futures Commission posted on Wednesday, Alibaba also purchased another medical technology firm at the time, Hebei Huiyan Medical Technology Co., which was owned by the brother of CITIC 21 CN s vice chairman.The regulator has accused Alibaba of purchasing the second company under favorable conditions, meaning the same deal was not made available to other shareholders.The deal constituted a special deal with favourable conditions which were not extended to all shareholders and was a clear breach of the Takeovers Code, said the result published by the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Hong Kong Securities And Futures Commission.The acquisition of CITIC 21 CN left many onlookers scratching their heads back in 2014, when the company was operating at a significant loss.One of the primary benefits of the deal for Alibaba was CITIC 21 CN s large pharmaceutical data base.In July 2014 Alibaba announced they had integrated the company s data to their own e-commerce platform, forming the backbone of their Drug Safety Program , which was launched to clean their e-commerce platforms of fake drugs.Last month when the initial ruling was announced Alibaba said that they would contest the outcome.Alibaba transferred their pharmacy business into Alibaba Health in April last year, consolidating their two biggest health investments.The health arm now oversees the sale of pharmacy products as well as other data-driven healthcare projects.
Sydney security tester Jamieson O'Reilly has reported a since-patched vulnerability in popular video platform Vidyo, used by the likes of the US Army, NASA, and CERN, that could see videos leaked and systems compromised.O'Reilly, director of intelligence for consultancy Content Protection, says he picked up the bug during a client test and reported it to the New Jersey video company which has since issued a patch.The company says some 3000 Fortune 100 SMB customers and 39 of the top 100 healthcare networks in the US use the product, together clocking more than 50 million minutes in talk time."I ended up finding an arbitrary file disclosure vulnerability," O'Reilly told The Register."There are a lot of publicly accessible Vidyo endpoints that are probably vulnerable that you can identify using Google."O'Reilly says the patch version 3.0.1.20 has been released to close the hole.
Today, Google has announced its new Daydream mobile VR technology, the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance warns that drastic measures are required to avoid mass deaths caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, Zika virus may reach Europe this summer and more.Google announces new Daydream VR headsetGoogle has announced Daydream VR, a new virtual reality headset and development standard that'll work with the forthcoming generation of Android N phones The Verge .Report: Superbugs will kill one human every three seconds by 2050A new report by the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance warns that without intervention, by 2050, one person will die every three seconds as a result of antibiotic-resistant superbugs BBC .The review recommends a huge global awareness campaign to inform people of the risks, selective bans on antibiotic use in agriculture, a bounty for the discovery of new antibiotics and the promotion of various methods of disease prevention.Nintendo to branch out into medical devices, restaurants and computer softwareNintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima has announced that the company intends to expand its business purposes to cover new areas, including computer software, alongside its existing console and mobile offerings Gamasutra .Following fantastic events in 2013, 2014 and 2015, this one-day conference returns on June 23, 2016.
Meaty customer conference, May 26Promo Want to know more about Extreme Networks?You have a great opportunity on May 26 to meet key executives, researchers and customers in London, at the software-driven networking solutions vendor s latest Extreme Forum.Extreme Networks has devised a meaty agenda and has enlisted the eminent tech analyst R "Ray" Wang to deliver the keynote for the day-long conference, held at Garfield House, near Marble Arch.At the same time engage with your peers at one of three round tables, encompassing education, healthcare and enterprise / government.They cheer their team at the NFL s oldest stadium, Lambeau Field, which is mostly open to Wisconsin s very harsh weather.Equally, the new network helps to support critical business operations, advance strategic digital media and marketing initiatives, and improve the overall experience at Lambeau and the surrounding grounds.
A global report says that superbugs will kill people every three seconds by 2050, unless medics change their approach to antibiotics and public awareness about resistance improves.The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance paints an extremely grim picture of the future, in which superbugs could prove a bigger threat to humans than cancer and basic medical procedures and minor injuries could become deadly.Doctors have been accused of handing out antibiotics like sweets , with over-prescription leading to increased resistance.Lord Jim O'Neill led the review, which was commissioned in 2014, and has published a global action plan to help us tackle the threat.It goes a little something like this:Reduce the unnecessary use of antimicrobial drugs in healthcareImprove global awareness of resistancePay companies $1 billion £0.7 billion for each new antibiotic discoveredSet up a $2 billion £1.4 billion Global Innovation Fund for researchReduce the unnecessarily heavy use of antibiotics in farmingImprove surveillance of the spread of drug resistancePromote the use of vaccines and alternatives to drugs My review not only makes it clear how big a threat AMR is to the world, with a potential 10 million people dying each year by 2050, but also now sets out a workable blueprint for bold, global action to tackle this challenge, said Lord O Neill, adding, If we don't solve the problem we are heading to the dark ages, we will have a lot of people dying.Screw it, burger and chips and a side of germs for lunch.
A global report says that superbugs will kill people every three seconds by 2050, unless medics change their approach to antibiotics and public awareness about resistance improves.The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance paints an extremely grim picture of the future, in which superbugs could prove a bigger threat to humans than cancer and basic medical procedures and minor injuries could become deadly.Doctors have been accused of handing out antibiotics like sweets , with over-prescription leading to increased resistance.Lord Jim O'Neill led the review, which was commissioned in 2014, and has published a global action plan to help us tackle the threat.It goes a little something like this:Reduce the unnecessary use of antimicrobial drugs in healthcareImprove global awareness of resistancePay companies $1 billion £0.7 billion for each new antibiotic discoveredSet up a $2 billion £1.4 billion Global Innovation Fund for researchReduce the unnecessarily heavy use of antibiotics in farmingImprove surveillance of the spread of drug resistancePromote the use of vaccines and alternatives to drugs My review not only makes it clear how big a threat AMR is to the world, with a potential 10 million people dying each year by 2050, but also now sets out a workable blueprint for bold, global action to tackle this challenge, said Lord O Neill, adding, If we don't solve the problem we are heading to the dark ages, we will have a lot of people dying.Screw it, burger and chips and a side of germs for lunch.
It s a plan to gamify healthcare or incent good behavior in a way that the company s founders liken to the good driver discount that conscientious drivers receive on their insurance.The founding data scientist at Propeller Health and the architect of an epidemiological data product at Practice Fusion, had an experience where she walked away from a prescription when she realized it would cost her $150 out of pocket.You do things every day that save the health system money.Companies like GoodRx and Blink Health are also aiming to lower the cost of prescription drugs, but they re aiming to do it across the board, by giving consumers the option to comparison shop in the case of GoodRx or the ability to find the lowest priced drugs online and pick up the prescription at their local pharmacy Blink .Sempre s approach is different, and the founder argues that it s more compelling, because it reduces costs across the board no matter what, and it encourages better behavior from patients in the process.The company routes claims through partnerships with claims adjudicators to reduce costs and gain access to every pharmacy in the U.S.To ensure and encourage compliance with treatment regimes among patients, the company provides prompts via sms and other platforms, with a lot of the management handled by enterprise partners who work with the company s software as a service to take advantage of the data being generated as part of a online platform with dashboards.
Nintendo is best known as a gaming company, but you could soon be seeing the familiar logo on everything from restaurants to healthcare devices.It probably doesn't mean that Nintendo is planning to port Zelda to PC, but rather that the company may increasingly look at PC software development - probably of the 'boring' kind, given the existing Articles 2 11 and 12 account for "Information processing and providing services using computer networks, etc."The sleep tracker was put to bed in February, but the proposed additions to the Articles of Incorporation could indicate there are still related plans.Its much-vaunted step into mobile gaming is underway, with Miitomo out now and Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem planned, while feature length animated movies could be in cinemas by 2019.Eating establishments could even tie in here, particularly in Japan where game-branded restaurants such as the Final Fantasy-themed Eorzea Café are common.Despite helping create the modern video game industry, Nintendo itself has rarely defined itself as a games company; rather, it's a company that happens to make games.
Hacktivist group Anonymous has threatened Turkey with heavy cyberattacks on numerous occasionsA hacker affiliated with the Anonymous collective has claimed to have compromised sensitive hospital data belonging to "more than 10 million" Turkish citizens in retaliation for recent ransomware attacks against healthcare facilities in the US.At the time, these were touted to be the work of Turkish hackers – however this assertion was never backed up with solid proof.According to news website Vocativ, which is in the process of analysing the trove of stolen files, the dataset contains a significant amount of patient information – including HIV status and abortion histories.In a statement provided to the Hurriyet Daily News, the health ministry confirmed a total of 33 hospitals were impacted by a cyberattack and admitted the incident brought operations on computer systems to "a complete halt."An 'Anonymous' twitter account linked directly to the data dumpHospital staff tried to reload backed-up data, but the hacking group allegedly prevented this by pre-emptively blocking restoring, the statement added.Security writer 'Dissent Doe', who collates news about leaks and hacks on databreaches.net slammed the "morally bankrupt" actions of the person responsible.
TechCrunch is pleased to bring you Alchemist Accelerator s demo day live from PARC, a Xerox Company.Pitches today will span products that help businesses leverage drones for delivery, keep food fresher with RFIDs, personalize the cost of healthcare, increase crop yields and yes, manage their cloud infrastructure.Multitude: Cloud software service for aggregating, unifying and interpreting air quality data for cities and device OEMs.Mobile Enerlytics: End-to-end solutions that enable energy-aware mobile app development.Employee engagement 5x higher than alternatives.Quantiply Corporation: Delivers data-native self-learning applications that can sense and learn which empowers business users in medium-to-large enterprises to improve business outcomes via continuous deep learning.
Chinese O2O healthcare services startup, Ping An Health Cloud Co. Ltd., announced a hefty round of Series A funding on Friday.The Ping An Insurance subsidiary raised $500 million USD, putting the company at a valuation of around $3 billion USD.The development of China s online healthcare industry is still in its early stages, said Tao Wang, the Chairman of Ping An Health Cloud, in an article by NetEase Finance  link in Chinese .This round of funding will help Ping An Doctor 平安好医生 open the era of internet healthcare 2.0′.Users can make doctor appointments through the app, pay for private online consulting, purchase medicine, find nearby pharmacies and hospitals, track how many steps they ve taken, post pictures of their gym workouts, and more.According to Ping An Insurance s annual financial report for 2015, Ping An Doctor has partnered with 40,000 external doctors and has about 30 million users.Last September, WeDoctor announced a $394 million USD round of Series C funding, following a $100 million USD round of funding from Tencent in 2014.Launched in June 2015, Ping An Doctor is just one piece of Ping An Insurance s internet finance ecosystem, which includes Ping An Haoche Ping An Good Car, our translation , an automobile e-commerce services platform, and Ping An Haofang Ping An Good House, our translation , a platform for crowdfunding, trading, renting, and obtaining loans for real estate property.These internet finance businesses are a way to boost Ping An Insurance s customer base and encourage customer migration across the company s various businesses, such as insurance, banking, and asset management.Ping An Insurance also has a venture capital arm called Ping An Ventures, whose investments include Chinese e-commerce app Mogujie in 2015 and U.S biotech startup 20/20 GeneSystems in January.A spokesperson from Ping An Health Cloud did not respond immediately for a comment.Image credit: Shutterstock.
They are part of the strongly growing healthcare technology sector. Scientists describe akkukeksintöään a kind of patch. The new battery scientists circumventing the problem of cutting the number of common lithium battery, a small small slabs, which are then ligated together with flexible cables. Thus was achieved by one of the large, flat battery. Eventually this assembly was immersed in a soft, rubbery mass and a stiffer coated kumityypillä. The result was a very thin, stretchy and waterproof battery which can be applied to the skin, for example, as a mobile download windows.
Participants were tasked with getting from A to B while MRI scans of their brain were taken.These scans showed which parts of the brain are involved in planning and making decisions.The group, which included Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis, concluded that the brain splits the task of completing a journey into different jobs, with different parts of the brain handling different elements of the task.Parts of the cortex, for example, showed more activity when the participant had to change lines, while other parts of the brain appeared "more excited" as the participant got closer to the final destination.Studying the human brain like this can help companies like Google DeepMind to make advances in the field of artificial intelligence.Developers can create AIs that can calculate all the possible consequences of a single action but humans have to create and execute a plan, the paper states.We mentally invent different "layers" to organise our actions and then think about the bigger picture rather than individual steps, according to the study."We're interested in trying to find machine-learning solutions to difficult tasks and real-life problems," said Google DeepMind scientist Jan Balaguer, who is also completing a PhD at Oxford University, in a statement."In machine learning, having a hierarchical representation for decision making might be helpful or harmful depending on whether you choose the right hierarchy to implement in the first place."As one might expect, humans took longer to plan a journey with several line changes than they did to plan journeys that involved a high number of station stops on the same line.DeepMind, which employs around 250 people in King's Cross, is famous for creating an AI agent called AlphaGo that successfully took on the best player in the world at ancient Chinese board game Go last month.But the company, which Google acquired for a reported £400 million in January 2014, has a wide range of other projects on the go that it doesn't reveal to the public, including a little-known fashion website called KITSEE that was killed off around the time of the Google acquisition.DeepMind is also looking at how its technology can be applied in healthcare, announcing a partnership with the NHS in February that has proved to be controversial due to an extensive data-sharing agreement.NOW WATCH: This smart earpiece translates languages as they are spokenLoading video...
For the first time, the top five non-financial U.S. companies with the most cash are in tech.With $216 billion in cash at the end of 2015, Apple tops them all — as it has since 2009, according to a Moody s Investors Service report released Friday.Apple s cash hoard, plus that of Microsoft, Google, Cisco and Oracle, makes up 30 percent, or $504 billion, of all non-financial U.S. companies cash.In addition, the tech industry accounted for $777 billion of the total $1.68 trillion in cash held by U.S. companies at the end of last year.The total cash holdings rose 1.8 percent from the previous year.While the concentration of cash among the top-rated cash holders continues to grow, so too has the portion held by the technology sector, which accounts for a record 46 percent of total cash in 2015, up from 41 percent in 2014, Richard Lane, a Moody s senior vice president, said in a statement.Other tech and Silicon Valley companies in the top 50 include Intel, Gilead Sciences, Facebook, Amazon, Qualcomm, eBay, Hewlett-Packard and Yahoo.Here comes the but: The report also looked at the cash these companies are holding overseas, and it s a lot: $1.2 trillion, or 72 percent.Here s a look at the top five s numbers.Apple and other big U.S. tech companies have been criticized over how much money they keep overseas, but don t expect that to change anytime soon.The other top cash-holding industries are healthcare/pharmaceuticals, consumer products and energy, according to the report.Another highlight: Capital spending fell 3 percent to $885 billion in 2015 after five years of gains.
Last year Public Health England backed the availability of e-cigarettes on the NHS, yet millions have given up tobacco already via an unregulated consumer product.Every part of the e-cig supply chain is affected in some way.New liquids and hardware now require a six-month approval period, and approval costs.The maximum nicotine concentration in a liquid is 20mg/ml – short of the 24mg/ml smokers look for when they start to vape.But compared to the USA, where the Federal Drug Administration s busybodies have set out to destroy large sections of the market overnight via their proposed regulations or even parts of the EU, the UK may see comparatively much less disruption.Because of the huge uptake of e-cigarettes in the UK, a pioneering market for the tech, and an effective and articulate grassroots effort, e-cigarette campaigners have been assured by the Department of Health and the designated approval agency the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency MHRA that implantation of the rules will be as light as possible.
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