Immunetrics Inc. (Pittsburgh) are teaming up to explore future-generation approaches to improve the treatment of infectious disease in critical care.
Under the joint development agreement, Philips Research and Immunetrics will investigate the combination of advanced bioinformatics and computer modeling to identify opportunities to reduce the incidence and improve the management of systemic infection, a major complicating factor among many critically ill patients, say the companies.
Philips currently owns a 29 percent stake in Immunetrics, a biosimulation company specializing in the computational modeling of pathophysiology and treatment.
The American Medical Association and the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation are working together, through a collaborative agreement, to create better integration between their proprietary code sets in support of interoperability and healthcare data analytics.
Officials from Carequality have stated that there are now more than 150,000 clinicians across 11,000 clinics and 500 hospitals live on its network. These participants are also able to share health data records with one another, regardless of technology vendor.
While stolen financial data still has a higher market value than stolen medical records, as financial data can be monetized faster, there are indications that there is ongoing development of a market for stolen medical data, according to an Intel Security McAfee Labs report.