Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks (Krebs on Security)

Krebs on Security: Study: Ransomware, Data Breaches at Hospitals tied to Uptick in Fatal Heart Attacks. “Hospitals that have been hit by a data breach or ransomware attack can expect to see an increase in the death rate among heart patients in the following months or years because of cybersecurity remediation efforts, a new study posits. Health industry experts say the findings should prompt a larger review of how security — or the lack thereof — may be impacting patient outcomes.”

University of Sydney: Google awards $1m to University of Sydney to put AI into health

University of Sydney: Google awards $1m to University of Sydney to put AI into health. “The University of Sydney’s Westmead Applied Research Centre has been awarded Australia’s inaugural Google.org AI Impact Challenge prize, receiving $1 million and expert support to develop a customised digital health program powered by artificial intelligence (AI), aimed at reducing the risk of heart attack – the biggest cause of death globally.”

ScienceBlog: WhatsApp Use By Argentina Ambulances Associated With Faster Heart Attack Treatment

ScienceBlog: WhatsApp Use By Argentina Ambulances Associated With Faster Heart Attack Treatment. “WhatsApp use by ambulance doctors in Argentina was associated with faster treatment of heart attack and lower mortality in an observational study presented today at the Argentine Congress of Cardiology (SAC 2017). The free messaging application was used to send diagnostic electrocardiograms (ECGs) directly to hospital catheterisation (cath) laboratories, enabling patients to bypass the emergency department.”