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The last mile in clinical trials

First mover advantage for clinical trials Although the notion of same day delivery seems to be recent, in fact, competitive advantage always went to those

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Urban medical legends

Because I was trained as a solid-state physicist I am skeptical of many medical claims – including the efficacy of digital health apps.  Gina Kolata

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Perverse incentives

The perverse incentive for the high costs of medical devices and delay to market The CRO outsourcing model and high US hospital prices result in

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WannaCrypt attacks

For your IMMEDIATE notice: If you run medical device Windows management consoles, run Windows Update and update your machine NOW. This is my professional advice

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Why the Clinton data leaks matter

In the middle of a US Presidential election that will certainly become more contrast-focused (as politically correct Americans like to call mud-slinging), the Clinton data

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Risk does not walk alone

Israeli biomed companies often ask us about the roles of audit and risk management in their HIPAA security and compliance activities.  At the eHealth conference

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What is PHI?

Software Associates specialize in HIPAA security and compliance for Israeli medical device companies – and 2  questions always come up: “What is PHI?” and “What is electronically protected

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The death of the anti-virus

Does anti-virus really protect your data?   Additional security controls do not necessarily reduce risk. Installing more security products is never a free lunch and

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A new agenda for Israeli education.

הצעה לסדר יום אחר בבית הספר בישראל הזמן – עוד מעט ראש השנה של איזה שנה עברית ששמה לא זכורה למרביתנו. המקום – אי-שם במדינת

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Software in Medical Devices – Update

We have previously written about various aspects of the software development process, especially, the verification and validation activities in implanted and invasive medical devices. Here is

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Why data leaks

The 6 key business requirements for protecting patient data in networked medical devices and EHR systems: Prevent data leakage directly of ePHI (electronic protected health

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Debugging security

There is an interesting analogy between between debugging software and debugging the security of your systems. As Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike wrote in

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Treat passwords like cash

How much personal technology do you carry around when you travel?  Do you use one of those carry-on bags with your notebook computer on top

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The megaupload bust

My daughter was distressed yesterday after the Feds shutdown the megaupload file sharing site – “How am I going to see all those series and

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Clinical trials in the cloud

Ben Baumann from Akaza and Open Clinica fame, recently blogged about clinical trials in the cloud.  Ben is pitching the relatively new offering from Akaza

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Beyond the firewall

Beyond the firewall – data loss prevention What a simple idea. It doesn’t matter how they break into your network or servers – if attackers

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Are passwords dead?

A recent article on CSO online ponders the question of whether or not passwords are dead – since they are not much of a security

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Insecurity by compliance

If a little compliance creates a false sense of security then a lot of compliance regulation creates an atmosphere of feeling secure, while in fact

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