healthcare

UnitedHealth confirms ransomware gang behind Change Healthcare hack amid ongoing pharmacy outages

American health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group has confirmed a ransomware attack on its health tech subsidiary Change Healthcare, which continues to disrupt hospitals and pharmacies across the Uni

Ransomware attack blamed for Change Healthcare outage stalling US prescriptions

An ongoing cyberattack at U.S. health tech giant Change Healthcare that sparked outages and disruption to hospitals and pharmacies across the U.S. for the past week was caused by ransomware, TechCrunc

UnitedHealth says Change Healthcare hacked by nation-state, as US pharmacy outages drag on

U.S. health insurance giant UnitedHealth Group (UHG) said Thursday in a filing with government regulators that its subsidiary Change Healthcare was compromised, likely by government-backed hackers. In

US health tech giant Change Healthcare hit by cyberattack

U.S. healthcare technology giant Change Healthcare has confirmed a cyberattack on its systems. In a brief statement Wednesday, the company said it was “experiencing a network interruption relate

How a French health insurance unicorn plans to leverage AI to reach profitability

Alan’s meteoric rise in the French tech ecosystem has been both figurative and literal. A few years ago, the startup’s office was limited to one floor in a nondescript office building near the Can

Forta raises $55M to help parents look after their autistic kids

Forta Health aims to democratize access to healthcare by utilizing AI tools, including large language models, to empower caregivers and enhance clinical treatments.

Isomorphic inks deals with Eli Lilly and Novartis for drug discovery

Isomorphic Labs, the London-based, drug discovery–focused spinout of Google AI R&D division DeepMind, today announced that it’s entered into strategic partnerships with two pharmaceutical

Nabla raises another $24 million for its AI assistant for doctors that automatically writes clinical notes

Paris-based startup Nabla just announced that it has raised a $24 million Series B funding round led by Cathay Innovation, with participation from ZEBOX Ventures — the corporate VC fund of CMA CGM.

Google unveils MedLM, a family of healthcare-focused generative AI models

Google thinks that there’s an opportunity to offload more healthcare tasks to generative AI models — or at least, an opportunity to recruit those models to aid healthcare workers in comple

US healthcare giant Norton says hackers stole millions of patients’ data during ransomware attack

Kentucky-based nonprofit healthcare system Norton Healthcare has confirmed that hackers accessed the personal data of millions of patients and employees during an earlier ransomware attack. Norton ope

Hackers accessed sensitive health data of more than 8 million Welltok patients

Hackers accessed the personal data of more than 8 million people by exploiting a security vulnerability in a file transfer tool used by Welltok, the healthcare platform owned by Virgin Pulse. Welltok,

Healthcare startups scramble to assess fallout after Postmeds data breach hits millions of patients

More than 2 million people across the United States will receive notice that their personal and sensitive health information was stolen earlier this year during a cyberattack at Postmeds, the parent c

9 million patients had data stolen after US medical transcription firm hacked

Close to nine million patients had highly sensitive personal and health information stolen during a cyberattack on a U.S. medical transcription service earlier this year, representing one of the worst

Healthcare giant McLaren reveals data on 2.2 million patients stolen during ransomware attack

Michigan-based McLaren Health Care has confirmed that the sensitive personal and health information of 2.2 million patients was compromised during a cyberattack earlier this year. A ransomware gang la

Prime members can now get a One Medical membership for $9/month

Amazon announced today a new One Medical membership benefit for Prime members, giving them access to affordable healthcare services for $9 per month or $99 annually. Originally $199 a year, members ar

Blackbird invests in Carepatron’s ‘radically accessible’ healthcare management platform

When TechCrunch covered Carepatron’s pre-seed last year, the startup was focused on serving solo practitioners and small health practices. Now the healthcare management system has scaled along with

DeepMind’s latest AlphaFold model is more useful for drug discovery

Nearly five years ago, DeepMind, one of Google’s more prolific AI-centered research labs, debuted AlphaFold, an AI system that can accurately predict the structures of many proteins inside the h

Yuzu wants to make health plans cheaper by letting insurers mix and match benefits

In the U.S., figuring out ways to pay for health insurance is a perennial problem — not just for individuals, but for the businesses employing them. Companies pay upwards of $22,000 per employee

Catch, offering health insurance for gig workers, relaunches with new owners

Alexa Irish and Laura Speyer, now the co-CEOs of Catch, acquired the company in June after the original co-founders shuttered the company.

Plenful raises $9M to automate healthcare workflows

Plenful, a startup developing workflow automation tools for healthcare providers, has emerged from stealth with $9 million in a funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Co-founder and CEO Joy L
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