In this episode, Ayesha talked about a class action lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson and IBM are facing over a data breach that occurred at Janssen’s CarePath, Johnson & Johnson’s patient assistance program, the portal for which is run by IBM. The lawsuit was filed with the federal court in the Southern District of New York by a Florida resident who claims the companies failed to adequately protect patients’ personal identity and health information as per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Hear more about the data breach, and the risks and repercussions of cyberattacks in pharma and healthcare.
Ayesha also talked about a new contactless, at-home sleep monitoring device that measures vital signs, which recently received clearance from the FDA. The device, developed by Zürich-based med tech startup Sleepiz AG and called Sleepiz One+, offers short- and long-term monitoring of heart and respiration rates during sleep to provide insights into a patient’s physiological status. The company says the device helps monitor disease progression or remission and also helps in the diagnosis of sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. Hear more about the device in this episode.
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