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Category: Information Management


Data Security, Information Management

BD begins new programme for cybersecurity of medical technology

December 13, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Becton Dickinson (BD) has initiated the Product Security Partnership Programme to encourage alliances in the healthcare industry for improving the cyber security of medical technology and devices. The programme seeks partnership with government agencies, industry associations, and security researchers. BD […]


Data Analytics, Data Security, Information Management

How to overcome digital documentation challenges in health care

December 12, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

The mobile health industry is exploding, and it’s not just because more Americans than ever own smart devices. Providers and patients alike are realizing real value in mobile health technology as advancements ease the path to greater efficiency and lower […]


Data Security, Information Management

7 Tips for Secure BYOD in Healthcare

December 7, 2017

Via: HITECH Answers

It’s So Easy to Infiltrate If endpoint security – especially for smartphones – wasn’t a top-of-mind issue for healthcare IT leaders before, it certainly is now. I’ve spoken with numerous customers who struggle with it and are asking for guidance. […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Massachusetts credits database with 30% opioid prescription reduction

December 7, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A recent upgrade has injected new life into Massachusetts’ prescription monitoring efforts, resulting in better coordination of care because of the database and reduced orders for opioids. Massachusetts has the oldest Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the United States and—under […]


Data Security, Information Management

Tech giants create clouds to storm into healthcare

December 1, 2017

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

There is a paradigm shift in how tech giants perceive the healthcare environment as they move into medtech. Companies such as Verily, Apple, Samsung, and IBM are at the forefront venturing into the healthcare space. These companies are entering the […]


Data Security, Information Management

Seven key practices for ensuring medical device and IoT security

November 27, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

As connected medical devices become more powerful and widely adopted, they’ve also become bigger targets for bad actors. Whether using hospital devices to break into facility networks to steal sensitive data or taking over an implantable device to do physical […]


Data Security, Information Management

Once again, insiders caused the biggest breaches in the past month

November 24, 2017

Via: HealthcareITnews

Hacking incidents caused the majority of healthcare breaches in October, but insider errors impacted an even greater amount of patient records, according to the Protenus Breach Barometer. Protenus researchers pulled and analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Health and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

More patients looking for health care online: Boost your digital presence

November 22, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Patients are increasingly looking for health care online, so ensuring your organization’s internet presence remains top-notch is more important than ever. For many healthcare consumers, a hospital’s online presence is the first impression they get of your facility – so […]


Clinical Research, Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation

Stanford researchers built an algorithm that recognizes pneumonia better than human radiologists

November 21, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

A group of Stanford researchers says it has built an algorithm that can diagnose pneumonia in chest x-rays better than the average human radiologists. The group, which includes deep learning researcher Andrew Ng, developed the algorithm using more than 112,000 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New method offers better way to measure effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions

November 20, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A new statistical technique offers a better way to gauge the effectiveness of complex healthcare interventions. The method, developed by KAUST biostatistician Hernando Ombao and his colleagues Maricela Cruz and Miriam Bender from the University of California, allows health policy […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Top 10 predictions for healthcare IT in 2018

November 15, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

As new technology increasingly is adopted by healthcare organizations, a variety of new drivers are emerging that will affect how IT is used to enable better care. IDC FutureScape looked at the following drivers to make predictions about where healthcare […]


Data Security, Information Management

New malware hijacks contact addresses to send phishing emails

November 10, 2017

Via: Health Data Management

A new Trojan horse malware gambit appears to be expanding into the healthcare sector, threatening to use an organization’s stored email addresses as a platform to send out seemingly legitimate phishing emails. The innovative spear phishing emails are distributing Ursnif, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

5 Reasons Why End-to-End Network Solutions are Vital to the Healthcare Data Revolution

November 8, 2017

Via: HitConsultant

In case you missed it, the world has gone mobile. Look up from your screen and look around; chances are, those around you are looking at screens, too. Innovation and consumer demand have led many an industry to its virtual […]


Data Security, Information Management

5 steps healthcare organizations should take in response to data security breach

November 7, 2017

Via: Healthcarebusinesstech

Healthcare security breaches have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016 alone, more than 27 million patient records were compromised as part of 450 data security breach incidents. And 2017 isn’t looking much better, with several large breaches […]


Clinical Research, Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation

Research examines trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings

November 7, 2017

Via: The Medical News

Preliminary research presented today at APHA’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis. Researchers with West Virginia University used data from […]