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Beaumont Health said patient data was potentially exposed after an unauthorized third party accessed the employee email system earlier this year. The data could include sensitive personal information and medical diagnoses.

As the COVID-19 pandemic isolates patients, virtual care has proven to be a lifeline for patients who need behavioral health services. The continued use of virtual services, from video visits to webchats, could help open up access to behavioral health treatment for millions of patients. And this could be a potential breakthrough in terms of overall outcomes and medical spending, according to a new report from Accenture.

As more of life has shifted online during the pandemic, the struggle for many in Maine as well as the rest of the country has been a lack of Internet access or the lack of a computer or smartphone.

CISA’s Annual National Cybersecurity Summit will be held virtually as a series of webinars every Wednesday for four weeks beginning September 16 and ending October 7. The 3rd Annual National Cybersecurity Summit will bring together infrastructure stakeholders from around the world and provide a forum for meaningful conversations and collaboration on cybersecurity.

Virtual care has the potential to address inequities, inconveniences and public health risks if access continues to grow and evolve, a PwC study finds.

Despite the push to connect some rural parts of the state, many families are without access to high-speed Internet. Of those with access, service is often less than needed to handle multiple devices.

The week in cybersecurity includes news about a surge in COVID-related hacking attacks on government and colleges and how facial recognition technology is losing ground as demands rise for police reform.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted health care systems to expand their use of virtual medical visits, yet access to care remains out of reach for many rural residents due to a lack of broadband internet access.

The majority of 5G networks that are available today are non-standalone (NSA), which means they leverage existing 4G infrastructure. This is partly why they are often framed in the media as a luxury rather than a necessity. These networks produce faster speeds and lower latency than experienced on 4G networks and are designed to power enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) use cases. This includes ultra-high definition video streaming and seamless cloud gaming, which are essentially enhanced versions of existing mobile technology.

Family gatherings on Zoom and FaceTime. Online orders from grocery stores and pharmacies. Telehealth appointments with physicians. These have been lifesavers for many older adults staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. But an unprecedented shift to virtual interactions has a downside: Large numbers of seniors are unable to participate.


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