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Urgency Lies in Technology Management Solutions That Assure Patient Data Security

Article Excerpt: Because of the heightened urgency during the pandemic for streamlining remote work, adopting new technologies, enhancing telehealth and remoting monitoring for patient care, the shift to automation and increasing use of AI, has also brought a host of concerns. There is an alarming imbalance between technological advancements and the necessary resources to manage and secure such devices. This leaves healthcare organizations exposed to operational issues, cyberattacks and data breaches.

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Article Source: Fierce Healthcare


The Future of Medical Technology: Key Trends in Virtual Care and Telemedicine

Article Excerpt: From Internet of Things (IoT) technology and electronic medical records (EMR) in hospitals, to remote patient monitoring devices, the industry is finding new ways to provide patients with better care. nnovations in virtual care have been explored for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic increased demand exponentially as patients were unable to attend in-person appointments. Whilst face-to-face clinic visits will not be entirely replaced, several key trends are anticipated in virtual care and telemedicine for 2022 and beyond.

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Article Source: Medical Device Network


Kotz speaks at Science Cafe

Article Excerpt: If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about your digital privacy and online security and didn’t know who to ask, this Science Cafe NH episode is the one to watch. In a one-hour long webinar, questions run the gamut of topics, from “Is 1password a good service to use?” to “What should you do if you’re hacked?” and “What are the real risks of sharing family photos and information on Facebook?” Panelists Professor Kotz, Dr. Nora Draper, and Azeddine Jakib give you their straightforward answers to help keep yourself, your families, communities, and broader networks safer.

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Article Source: SPLICE Project

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Professor David Kotz ’86 Named ACM Fellow

Article Excerpt: David Kotz ’86, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the world’s largest and most prestigious association of computing professionals… “I’m excited about the many opportunities for mobile and wearable computing systems to improve people’s lives—especially in applications to health and wellness,” he says. “However, the great power of such technologies can also come with great risks, especially when it handles data of a highly personal or sensitive nature. The goal of my research for the past 10 to 15 years has been to make it easy for everyday people to easily use these technologies securely, in a way that protects their privacy.”

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Article Source: Dartmouth News


2020 ACM Fellows Recognized for Work that Underpins Contemporary Computing

Article Excerpt: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has named 95 members ACM Fellows for wide-ranging and fundamental contributions in areas including artificial intelligence, cloud computing, computer graphics, computational biology, data science, human-computer interaction, software engineering, theoretical computer science, and virtual reality, among other areas. The accomplishments of the 2020 ACM Fellows have driven innovations that ushered in significant improvements across many areas of technology, industry, and personal life.

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Article Source: Street Insider


Video: David Kotz ’86 on Smart Devices

Article Excerpt: Smart devices such as the Amazon Echo or Google Home have become increasingly popular for their convenience, home-management assistance, and security options. However, these devices have also been a cause of concern. David Kotz ’86, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor of Computer Science, discusses the privacy risks that come with having smart technology in your home.

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Article Source: Dartmouth News


Making Calls with a Smart Speaker Raises Privacy Concerns

Article Excerpt: Amazon’s new partnership with AT&T allows callers to link their phones to the Alexa voice system, though some experts are concerned about the privacy and security of those calls…”I would be immediately cautious about any new method that can trigger phone calls ‘from me’—because others with access to my Alexa device could thus make (or accept) phone calls on my behalf,” David Kotz, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, told Lifewire in an email.

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Article Source: Lifewire


Dartmouth-Led Research Project Gets Grant to Help Secure the ‘Internet of Things’

Article Excerpt: As internet and sensor technology become embedded in everyday devices — baby monitors, TV’s, heating and air conditioning systems, kitchen appliances, health monitoring gadgets — so too do risks to privacy as users’ personal information can fall into the wrong hands through technical glitches and loopholes. Now a $10 million grant by the National Science Foundation to a seven-university team of researchers led by a Dartmouth College computer science professor may help you, in a manner of speaking, sleep better at night — regardless if the baby wakes up crying.

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Article Source: Valley News