International health IT week in review: July 10

Former Theranos exec Sunny Balwani convicted, Watson Health reborn as Merative, US patients drop telehealth, Google to delete location history for abortion clinic visits, North Korean attackers use Maui ransomware to encrypt servers responsible for healthcare services, Apple Watch infringed AliveCor's ECG patent

Former Theranos exec Sunny Balwani convicted of 12 counts of fraud
The Guardian ~ Kari Paul ~ 08/07/2022

The decision by California jurors brings to close a 13-week trial of Elizabeth Holmes’s former lover and business partner.

Watson Health, under new investment firm ownership, is reborn as Merative
FierceHealthcare ~ Dave Muoio ~ 06/07/2022

Investment firm Francisco Partners celebrated the close of its IBM Watson Health assets acquisition by announcing the launch of a new standalone data analytics company.

Over half of Americans unlikely to use telehealth post-pandemic
mHealth Intelligence ~ Anuja Vaidya ~ 06/07/2022

A new survey shows that though a large number of Americans favor the continuation of telehealth services, a little over half do not plan to use them after the pandemic has ended.

Google says it will delete users' location history for abortion clinic visits
MobiHealthNews ~ Emily Olsen ~ 06/07/2022

The tech giant said the update will also apply to places like counseling centers, domestic violence shelters and addiction treatment facilities.

Feds warn healthcare sector of 'Maui' ransomware threats
Healthcare Info Security ~ Marianne Kolbasuk McGee ~ 06/07/2022

Attackers use Maui ransomware to encrypt servers responsible for healthcare services - including electronic health records, diagnostics procedures, medical imaging, and medical center intranet services, the advisory says.

Judge rules Apple Watch infringed AliveCor's ECG patent, setting up potential U.S. import ban
FierceHealthcare ~ Heather Landi ~ 29/06/2022

An administrative judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) sided with AliveCor in its case against Apple, ruling that the tech giant has infringed the company's patented electrocardiogram technology.

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