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by Veta Rosales (2018-07-06)


Since the outbreak was declared in Bikoro on May 8, 58 cases of Ebola have been reported with 27 deaths. Seven cases have surfaced in Mbandaka districts, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

HLTH 2018 ROUNDUP:
The first-ever HLTH conference — a stage for healthcare organizations and tech companies to introduce dermopigmentación capilar en Marbella their plans to disrupt health, drive up patient engagement, and lower costs — capped off in Las Vegas last week. The main theme of the conference was health data interoperability, with several companies unveiling their solutions during the week.

In December 2014, a German-led team of scientists determined that the world's biggest Ebola epidemic could be traced to a colony of free-tailed bats that lived in a hollow tree in a remote village in Guinea.

Far fewer shoppers than usual were in front of the bushmeat stands on Tuesday. Hawkers chopped up pieces of meat with gloveless hands, and many buyers, also without protection, touched and poked the meat as a prelude to haggling over the price.

Greater control over what data can be collected: 
Companies will also be beholden to Europe's "right to be forgotten ruling" — a concept that's been practiced in the EU since 2006 requiring data collectors remove data that's "inaccurate, inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.".

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GE SELLS CHUNK OF HEALTHCARE BUSINESS TO VERITAS:
 GE Healthcare is selling its value-based care division to Veritas Capital for just over $1 billion, according to a joint announcement
from the companies. This includes the Enterprise Financial Management, Ambulatory Care Management, and Workforce Management assets, all of which focus on hospital workflow and administrative IT functions.  The deal, which is set to close during Q3 2018, is a part of GE CEO John Flannery's plans to slim down the company's offerings and sharpen its focus on software-related clinical care. GE Healthcare CEO Kieran Murphy says the company will continue developing and investing in core digital solutions that support precision medicine, such as AI, enterprise imaging, and smart diagnostics. Meanwhile, for Veritas, the deal is just the latest in a string of health IT investments, which have heavily focused on consumer-focused technology. The company aims to turn the value-based care division into a standalone business, which it believes will be well-positioned to secure a significant portion of the $9 billion healthcare market that's in "urgent need of digitization," according to Veritas CEO Ramzi Musallam.

It's not that we don't know what to do, it's just that we don't do it. I encourage everyone to find an accountability partner and set a realistic health goal. Find someone that you can be honest with and that will help keep you on course when you falter. We are all much more likely to stay on track when we know someone will be asking us about our efforts. Make a contract with someone else to get your daily doses of fruits and veggies, get your 30 minutes of daily exercise and move closer to healthy weight.

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The problem is that it's no longer just about choosing to live healthy or not. The entire health care system is strained and on the verge of collapse. As the baby boomers move into their elder years it will be stressed even more. We must educate and motivate people into action, literally.

Improved personal digital security:
Companies will be required to appoint a data protection officer to ensure internal compliance with the regulations if they process sensitive data at scale. They will also be obligated to inform national authorities and customers of data breaches within 72 hours. That's a significant change to current US laws, which give businesses 60 days to report breaches.

Motiv's
fitness-tracking ring now supports Amazon's Alexa and some Android smartphones,
according
to Engadget. Users will be able to ask Alexa about their heart and sync their data. Android phones that are now compatible with the wearable
include one of the Google Pixels, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and later, and the Galaxy Note 5.

The downside is that most people decide not to take advantage of their ability to recover and choose to remain on the slippery slope. Out of the 16,000 Americans followed in the study, only 8.5% Micropigmentación capilar Marbella were already doing what's needed to maintain their health and another 8.4% picked up the habits with six years of the study's beginning. Those that did reaped the rewards of reduced heart attacks and morbidity. Those that didn't, well . . .

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