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The healthcare industry is a frequent victim of data breaches and malicious hacking, and organizations struggle to contain the threat, reports CNNMoney.

Since 2009, 944 large-scale data breaches have compromised the personal and health information of more than 30 million patients, according to an analysis in Washington Post’s Wonkblog.

Innovative technologies continue to push all boundaries.

Post your procedure online and physicians will bid to perform the surgery. A new company has taken price transparency to a new level with this Priceline-like business model.

Google is on a journey to produce the fullest picture of a healthy human body, reports the Wall Street Journal.

The smartphone industry may be growing, but is the U.S. healthcare infrastructure ready to embrace the growing desire for non-traditional physician-patient encounters?

The National Security Agency intercepted communications from ordinary internet users—American and non-American alike—far more often than those foreigners the agency was legally targeting.

The future of wearable technology may be the shirt on your back.

Government agencies increasingly mine Medicare health insurance claims to identify and reach out to vulnerable people, especially during emergencies. A recent New York Times articles delves into the privacy and ethical quandaries surrounding this practice, and whether the benefits outweighs these concerns.

Google is seeking patents that detail ways to fit a camera into a contact lens without dramatically increasing its thickness.

Patients weigh in on the good, bad and ugly of EMRs, tackling whether they are mostly instruments to maximize patient billings, whether they interfere with physician-patient interactions and how they improve care coordination.

The reason why the medical profession has been slow to adopt technology at the point of care is that there is an asymmetry of benefits, David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, former national coordinator of health IT, said in an interview published in The Atlantic.