Healthcare IT News
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.
February 01, 2017
In this software-defined WAN case study, Kindred Healthcare says Viptela SD-WAN technology has made its network more agile and less expensive to deploy and manage.
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The future of IoT in healthcare is a reality, with experimentation of IoT entering the body increasing as healthcare and miniaturization advances. Continue Reading
Former ONC national coordinator Dr. Farzad Mostashari piles up thousands of daily steps with his Fitbit band, but he remains skeptical about the efficacy of wearable health technology. Continue Reading
There are several factors that leave hospitals vulnerable to ransomware attacks, including the use of legacy systems and the fear of financial penalties due to a data breach. Continue Reading
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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
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
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.Continue Reading
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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
IT departments are weighing VDI implementations in healthcare facilities to decrease the security threats associated with user devices, among other reasons. Continue Reading