A Flaw in the VA’s VistA Medical Records Platform May Put Patients at Risk

Though the United States Department of Veterans Affairs runs some interesting technology programs, it’s not known for being a flexible and nimble organization. And when it comes to electronic medical records management, the VA has had a slow but high-stakes drama playing out for years.  The department’s records platform, VistA, first instituted in the late […]

How to craft effective AI policy

So to your first question, I think you’re right. That policy makers should actually define the guardrails, but I don’t think they need to do it for everything. I think we need to pick those areas that are most sensitive. The EU has called them high risk. And maybe we might take from that, some […]

Over a year following FCC’s STIR/SHAKEN, America still has a huge robocall problem

Interested in learning what’s next for the gaming industry? Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Register today. There’s a compelling reason why the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) STIR/SHAKEN was so desperately called for before its eventual implementation on June 30th, 2021. America has a nasty […]

Why diversity should have a critical impact on data privacy

Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), Canada’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act (CPPA) and many more international regulations all mark significant improvements that have been made in the data […]

Deep learning can almost perfectly predict how ice forms

Researchers have used deep learning to model more precisely than ever before how ice crystals form in the atmosphere. Their paper, published this week in PNAS, hints at the potential to significantly increase the accuracy of weather and climate forecasting. The researchers used deep learning to predict how atoms and molecules behave. First, models were […]

China has censored a top health information platform

The suspension has been met with a gleeful social reaction among nationalist bloggers, who accuse DXY of receiving foreign funding, bashing traditional Chinese medicine, and criticizing China’s health-care system.  DXY is one of the front-runners in China’s digital health startup scene. It hosts the largest online community for Chinese doctors to discuss professional topics and […]

Google examines how different generations handle misinformation

Essentially, the study concludes that younger people are more likely to think they may have unintentionally shared false or misleading information—often driven by the pressure to share emotional content quickly. However, they are also more adept at using advanced fact-checking techniques.  One-third of Gen Z respondents said they practice lateral reading always or most of […]

Psychedelics are having a moment and women could be the ones to benefit

“We started our company knowing that women over 40 are prescribed antidepressants at more than three to four times the rate of men, which has led to one in every five women taking an antidepressant to get through the day,” says Juan Pablo Cappello, cofounder and CEO of the ketamine therapy platform Nue Life, which […]

Three Possible Futures of the Monkeypox Epidemic

Still, that path is made messier by doing nothing for the countries in West and Central Africa, where monkeypox was first identified decades ago and has been spreading since 2017. Vaccines are not arriving there; Western nations, including the US, have snapped up the limited supply. Nigeria is believed to have been the source of […]

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