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UK’s NHS Hospital Postpones Transplants Due To Ransomware Attack

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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All scheduled operations and organ transplants at the National Health Service’s Lincolnshire and Goods trust were canceled due to a malware attack. While the transplants have been diverted to other facilities, this cyber incident took many people by surprise. The event is labeled as “major,” and comes amid a major reform of the UK’s cyber […]

28 NHS trusts admit attempts of ‘ransomware’ attacks

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ransomware is a type of malware that can encrypt all the data on a computer, blocking access to data until the hackers are paid off. A large West Country teaching hospital was the target of an attempted cyber blackmail attempt, local press in Plymouth are reporting today. Hackers infected some devices at the city’s Derriford […]

Google DeepMind targets NHS head and neck cancer treatment

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Anonymised CT and MRI scans from 700 former University College London Hospital radiotherapy patients will be analysed by Google’s artificial intelligence system, DeepMind. The aim is to develop an algorithm that can automatically differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissues. This “segmentation” is necessary in patients with head and neck cancers. And it is hoped the […]

Google’s DeepMind to peek at NHS eye scans for disease analysis

July 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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One million anonymised eye scans from Moorfields Eye Hospital will be used to train an artificial intelligence (AI) system from Google. Machine learning algorithms will scour the images for signs of diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetes-related sight loss. Moorfields is teaming up with Google’s AI division DeepMind during the scheme. Previously, DeepMind faced […]

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