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June 14, 2017
Do Human Resources (HR) software application developers build 'healthy' applications? This is the question. To be clearer... we talk about 'application health' all the time in terms of a piece of ...
April 05, 2017
Donald Rucker has been named the new ONC head. The former Siemens CMO has been welcomed to the position of national coordinator by the health IT community.
March 16, 2017
Healthcare systems host valuable data and are consequently a target for cyber-crime. The problem of bad-bots (automate threats), which help hackers gain entry to systems, can be mitigated.
February 20, 2017
News recently broke that MD Anderson put its project with IBM Watson on hold. Some interpreted this to be a setback for AI and cognitive computing in healthcare. Others disagree.
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Although AI has several useful applications in healthcare, the industry has yet to fully embrace the technology because of a lack of interoperability and privacy concerns. Continue Reading
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A big pediatrics practice uses advanced analytics to optimize marketing, purchasing, billing, productivity and care quality. These analytics insights help the practice save money. Continue Reading
Cloud-based security tools can offer healthcare organizations around-the-clock monitoring and protection at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-premises tools. Continue Reading
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For Brent Shafer, CEO of Philips North America, the name of the health IT game is connected care. Shafer explains that this is his focus professionally and personally. Continue Reading
Healthcare cloud security has long been mistrusted by health IT professionals who had concerns about HIPAA compliance and more. This sentiment is beginning to change. Continue Reading
Cyberattacks have become an all-too-common occurrence. Health IT experts offer advice on how to detect, prevent and recover from cyberattacks using the most effective technologies. Continue Reading
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Health IT experts have lauded the benefits artificial intelligence (AI) will bring to healthcare for some time now. They range from improving cybersecurity to improving the workflow of a hospital. ... Continue Reading
Healthcare organizations and the cloud storage providers they work with must conduct risk assessments to confirm that all parties are safeguarding patient data as part of HIPAA-compliant cloud storage.
Cloud companies that handle protected health information on behalf of providers are required to sign business associate agreements, some aspects of which are now subject to HIPAA audits by the federal government.
This handbook looks at cloud storage and backup technology and its relationship to HIPAA compliance. Over the three chapters in this guide, our contributing writers look at how providers, business associates and covered entities are preparing for HIPAA audits; how health systems use the cloud for backup storage purposes and disaster recovery efforts; and how moving more healthcare data into the cloud has changed other aspects of providers' businesses.Continue Reading
Health data storage helps healthcare organizations remain up and running and helps them innovate. That's why using the right storage tech is so important. A CTO weighs in. Continue Reading