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  • Learn how to detect cyberattacks and prevent them

    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

  • Value-based care delivery best practices from an expert

    Best practices for value-based care include making data a strategic asset, empowering curiosity about data among clinicians and other staff, and looking for small victories. Continue Reading

  • IoT for healthcare brings potential coupled with concerns

    Looking across various industries, healthcare is near the head of the line in its exploration of innovative thinking when it comes to the internet of things.

    Machine-to-machine communication has progressed rapidly in healthcare settings. IoT-themed applications in hospitals and physician practices can range from cutting-edge analytics to more standard tasks such as improving clinical workflow. But beyond the successful implementations of IoT for healthcare come concerns, too.

    This handbook examines how IoT interacts with health IT -- and more importantly, how this courtship affects the jobs of clinicians and technology workers. Our writers discuss how IoT influences healthcare data analytics technology, three important uses for IoT technology and the security risks and implications for IoT applications in healthcare.

    Improved patient care is at the core of all these efforts. Combined with other important healthcare trends, IoT for healthcare is anchoring itself as a mainstay in hospital IT plans.

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  • For HIPAA-compliant cloud storage, weigh risks and set recovery steps

    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.

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  • The common health data storage mistake that healthcare CIOs make

    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

  • Healthcare VDI installations offer protection to health IT

    IT departments are weighing VDI implementations in healthcare facilities to decrease the security threats associated with user devices, among other reasons. Continue Reading

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