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Category: Information Management


Data Privacy, Information Management

How GDPR Will Affect Privacy And Security Standards In US Health Care

July 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

The General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) is top-of-mind in health care right now, but the specifics of how it’s going to reshape the health care industry are still a bit hazy. Whether in the implications of marketing and cloud-based data […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cass Regional recovers after ransomware attack

July 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that was discovered at 11 a.m. on July 9 and affected email and internet services, as well as its electronic health records system. Data in […]


Data Security, Information Management

How Blockchain Technology Could Help Prevent Medical Fraud

July 10, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Most people know blockchain as the transaction ledger associated with cryptocurrency transactions. However, evidence suggests a specific use for it that applies to health professionals — reducing medical fraud. Blockchain’s Innate Characteristics May Cut Down on Fraud Individuals think blockchain […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Machine learning predicts 1-year mortality using EHR data

July 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm using electronic health record data to improve care delivery for seriously ill patients by accurately predicting the risk of 1-year mortality. The random forest (RF) model, which estimates the risk […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

About 1.1 million people dropped 2018 Obamacare coverage

July 3, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

More health insurance exchange members paid their first-month premiums in 2018 than in 2017, despite fewer sign-ups during open enrollment, according to CMS data released Monday. Of the nearly 11.8 million people who signed up for 2018 coverage through the […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New algorithm uses brain scans to tell how smart you are

July 3, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Forget about controversial, old-fashioned IQ tests as a measure of intelligence. A new machine-learning algorithm, which was developed by scientists at Caltech, can predict a person’s intellectual ability with unprecedented accuracy. Scientists led by Ralph Adolphs — a professor of […]


Data Security, Information Management

Humana web sites hit by sophisticated data attack

July 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurer Humana has notified an undisclosed number of members about a data breach after it uncovered a sophisticated cyber spoofing attack on the Humana.com web site and its Go365.com wellness site. The attack, discovered on June 3, apparently came […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Protecting Medical Device Security in the Age of Ransomware

June 25, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

From medication pumps to pacemakers, people depend on lifesaving devices to live their healthiest possible lives and manage chronic ailments. Many of those patients likely hear about cybercriminals orchestrating massive data breaches, and might get concerned about one of those […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia

June 18, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The question of whether physical activity can prevent dementia and if so, how, is a research question of particular interest. “Today we know that being in good physical condition also ensures a healthy brain. In addition, observational studies suggest that […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Molecular Health introduces MH Mendel to help geneticists in diagnosing hereditary diseases

June 13, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Molecular Health (MH), a leading biomedical company that is transforming molecular data into clinically actionable information for efficient and safer cancer treatment options based on its proprietary Dataome® technology platform, has introduced Molecular Health Guide® Mendel (MH Mendel) as part […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Healthcare Data As Property Can Change Everything

June 5, 2018

Via: Forbes

Remember Cambridge Analytica? It was just the tip to the data iceberg. Issues around vast data sets, advanced analytics, revenue potential and ownership are all swirling together and reaching critical mass. But let’s take a step back. Is de-identification a […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

‘Millions’ prescribed wrong dose of common drugs

June 5, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

According to updated calculations published this week, over 11 million people in the United States may have been given the wrong prescription for a range of commonly used drugs. Scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine in California recently […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Prescription drug monitoring program use continues to rise

June 1, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Physician use of state-run prescription drug monitoring programs is dramatically increasing while doctors have decreased opioid prescribing nationwide for the fifth consecutive year. That’s among the findings of a new report released on Thursday by the American Medical Association, which […]


Data Security, Information Management

7 tips to strengthen users’ password security

May 24, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

For most healthcare organizations, the front line of security remains the passwords associated with user names. Especially when users are forced to change their codes on a regular basis, there’s a risk that they’ll opt for something easy to remember […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

Ransomware attack in Indiana hits multispecialty practice

May 23, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Allied Physicians of Michiana, a 50-provider multispecialty practice in South Bend, Ind., suffered a ransomware attack on May 17 that was caused by a SamSam malware variant. Records from an unknown number of patients were temporarily affected by the incident. […]