Shares of Exact Sciences Corp. plunged Tuesday morning after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forceissued a preliminary recommendation, saying it considers the company’s non-invasive colon cancer test as an “alternative test.”
The Madison company’s stock dropped more than 40% in morning trading. The shares, which closed at $18.53 on Monday, dipped nearly as low as $10 Tuesday morning.read more
‘Protecting patients’ private information from cyber criminals while still making it readily available…is a complex challenge’
To all the healthcare info security folks out there: You may have a big trust issue on your hands. As, according to a new survey, the lion’s share of adults are seriously worried about the security of their health records.read more
Jack Dorsey’s future as chief executive of Twitter will ride on the answer to a single question: Can he persuade the world’s Facebook-addled masses to take a fresh look at the bewildering 140-character messaging service that he co-founded in 2006, a service that millions have already tried and abandoned?read more
A new partnership between aviation giant Boeing and Carnegie Mellon University hints at the power of fields such as artificial intelligence and big data to transform huge, multi-billion-dollar industries. As part of a three-year, $7.5 million deal that will establish a new Aerospace Data Analytics Lab, Boeing and the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science will work on a range of new projects that will apply the principles of AI and big data to improving the quality of Boeing’s aerospace activities.read more
‘CMS has left physicians without any guidance or assurances that they will be capable of meeting program requirements’
In the continued absence of a meaningul use final rule, physicians have been left hanging, according to the American Medical Association, which is calling for an “automatic hardship exemption” to protect docs from circumstances outside their control.read more
A thrilled Tim Cook witnesses justification for Apple’s health strategy
An Apple Watch may have saved a teenagers life, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is so pleased that he offered the thankful teen an internship next year. Paul Houle, a 17-year-old from Massachusetts, says that the watch’s heart rate monitor tipped him off to a dangerous condition. Had he not gone to see a doctor to check out his unusually high heart rate, he may not be alive today.read more
SAN FRANCISCO — Marco Zappacosta runs an Internet start-up called Thumbtack that matches plumbers, yoga instructors and other workers with jobs, putting him in the middle of what is called the “gig economy.” Now, that position has made him in demand with a group of political power players.read more
Government workers see their own agencies as a bigger cybersecurity threat than hackers from China or Russia, according to a new survey.
The Obama administration has worked to boost the networks of the federal government, which have endured a string of data breaches in recent years, including the massive theft of information on an estimated 21.5 million federal employees or job applicants from the databases of the Office of Personnel Management. The hack is thought to have originated in China, but the biggest threat is in Washington, D.C., according to a new survey of federal IT workers sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and conducted by the Ponemon Institute.read more
All businesses must labor, to one degree or another, under a certain amount of mythology.
Some are general myths, such as “We’re good friends and work well together, so let’s form a partnership!” Some are more specific, such as “I’m a great cook. I should start a restaurant!”
The startup and scale-up worlds in Wisconsin are no different in most ways. Not only are there are widely held beliefs that apply to particular types of startup businesses, but some apply to entrepreneurial sector overall – as well as Wisconsin as a place to start and grow a business.read more
If you ever applied for device financing or service from T-Mobile anytime in the last two years, your personal information might have been stolen by hackers.
T-Mobile says as many as 15 million people may have been affected by the data breach, an attack that didn’t compromise T-Mobile’s own systems but rather those of its credit partner — the data vendor and credit bureau Experian. To be clear, the hack hurts even non-subscribers to T-Mobile — credit applicants who for whatever reason ultimately went with another service.read more