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April 14, 2017
A new ONC challenge is seeking ways to ensure the accuracy and reliability of health data, also known as data provenance. Data provenance refers to information about when the data was created, by ...
March 23, 2017
Experts were not surprised by the recently published ECRI report on patient safety issues. In fact, experts agreed these issues have been around for a while.
February 17, 2017
Health data breaches caused by hacker attacks rose by 320% in 2016, ransomware attacks became prominent, and many smaller hospitals were hit hackers.
January 25, 2017
In this podcast, the HIT Squad talks about hot health IT topics SearchHealthIT expects to cover at HIMSS 2017; they include health data cybersecurity and value-based healthcare.
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Although some healthcare executives are leery of the new technology, blockchain may have the potential to make it easier for approved entities to exchange PHI. Continue Reading
University of Colorado Health is securely providing patient access to health information at the bedside. Experts detail how they are able to achieve this and engage patients. Continue Reading
To implement a successful population health analytics initiative, healthcare organizations need to use the right tools to meet clinicians' needs and define potential data gaps. Continue Reading
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Code blues in a hospital often mean death for patients. One hospital is using an early warning system to intervene before a patient reaches code blue status. Continue Reading
In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT features PatientPing, a startup in Boston that provides technology to improve coordinating care. Continue Reading
EHR vendors are turning to advanced healthcare analytics to provide hospitals and physicians with a data hub for population health management and identify at-risk populations. Continue Reading
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In order to achieve interoperability of security tools and strengthen security, one CIO said that there must be security standards for healthcare information systems. Continue Reading
Almost 20 years after Citicorp decided to hire an executive-level security position dedicated to protecting its banking business, the responsibilities of the CISO job are still unclear to many business executives and open to discussion. Why do some companies still need convincing?
As threats and infrastructure evolve at a fast pace, chief information security officers have to remain proactive in the face of ongoing digitization and globalization. In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at the role's elevation and influence on broader security and risk management initiatives. Most importantly, we highlight accomplishments of dedicated chief security officers from different industries -- entertainment, financial services, healthcare, retail and technology -- and get their views on challenges in the CISO job and changes ahead.
"The CISO has evolved from a technical security role to that of a corporate executive with a risk management focus," says Tim Callahan, senior vice president of global security and CISO at Aflac.
Strategic security is an increasing responsibility of the CISO job. A growing number of security officers have implemented a threat intelligence capability to help steer the technical aspects of their security program. We talk to CISOs and other security experts about some lessons they've learned -- sometimes the hard way -- as they lead these efforts. The CISO job is tough, but those who are up to the challenge find great rewards.Continue Reading
When it comes to population health, health information management tech plays an important role. A health IT expert discusses current and emerging technologies. Continue Reading
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The FBI's cyber division notified the private industry that cyber criminals are targeting File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers in order to get their hands on protected health information (PHI). ... Continue Reading
To protect medical imaging systems from breaches or attacks, hospitals should focus on cross-department cooperation and take a holistic approach to cybersecurity. Continue Reading
In this Innovation Spotlight, SearchHealthIT dives into how an online clinical network can help create interoperability, share patient information between doctors, improve workflow. Continue Reading