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Category: Information Management


Data Security, Information Management

6 crucial steps to take to avoid a data breach

June 11, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Healthcare organizations must employ a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, including robust vendor management strategies. 6 crucial steps to take to avoid a data breach Recently, both Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) announced related data breaches that […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

Australian patient data vulnerable to cyber attacks, audit finds

May 30, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Victoria’s auditor general Andrew Greaves and his office were able to hack into some of the state’s biggest health databases. They used basic hacking tools to access patient data at five different organisations – Barwon Health, the Royal Children’s Hospital, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

12 ways AI will revolutionize healthcare in the next year

May 13, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Expectations are high for the impact that artificial intelligence can play in healthcare, but most experts admit that the industry is still early in the process of researching one-off uses for AI in healthcare settings. Still, many predict that many […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Analytics touted as solution for achieving value-based care

May 6, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Three healthcare organizations and a consultancy have teamed to offer a platform designed to help providers better understand how they are performing against their care delivery and cost goals. The Analytics for Risk Contracting (ARC) software, which leverages proprietary algorithms […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

5 Reasons Why Doctors Should Learn Data Science

May 1, 2019

Via: Forbes

Data science and artificial intelligence are no longer buzz words in the biomedical research community. Physicians and other caregivers are increasingly being encouraged by hospitals and health insurance companies to utilize low-resolution dense biometric data captured using wearable medical devices. […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

Study: Data standardization improves patient matching

April 26, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Standardizing address information and last names could help to link patient health records by as much as 8 percent in the United States. Such relatively simple standardization efforts could result in more than 2 billion additional records matched to patients, […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Regulatory

Prospects rise for regulation in insurance analytics

April 18, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

(Bloomberg Opinion) — A backlash against big tech has sent lawmakers all over the world scrambling for ways to restrain the influence of computers over daily life. Now, Congressional Democrats are offering up an Algorithmic Accountability Act of 2019, an […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

12 healthcare areas where AI will result in near-term breakthroughs

April 15, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Faculty members of Partners HealthCare have ranked artificial intelligence-enabled technologies that will have the greatest impact on medicine in the next 12 months. The Boston-based health system announced the 2019 “Disruptive Dozen” AI technologies last week during a panel session […]


Data Security, Information Management

Malware Removes Cancer Tumors From CT Scans — And Fools Radiologists

April 5, 2019

Via: Forbes

That the Internet of Medical Things is insecure isn’t exactly surprising, to the cybersecurity community at least. However, that researchers were able to create malware capable of exploiting vulnerabilities in CT and MRI scanners in order to either add or […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

FDA issues alert on cybersecurity vulnerabilities in Medtronic devices

March 25, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The issues were found in Conexus telemetry technology, which uses wireless radio frequency (RF) channels to enable Medtronic programmers and monitoring accessories to remotely transfer data from a patient’s cardiac device to a specific healthcare clinic. Clinicians use the technology […]


Data Security, Information Management

Safeguarding medical technology against cyberattacks

March 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

In cases to date, medical devices have not been deliberately targeted, but if these appliances are linked to a hospital network that is vulnerable to attack (such as diagnostic equipment) the threat-level is high. “The FDA isn’t aware of any […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Families In Washington to Protect Themselves From Measles Outbreak

March 11, 2019

Via: HITECH Answers

The 21st Century Cures Act emphasizes that citizens need access to their healthcare data to empower them to make better decisions about their health and healthcare. The proposed rules recently published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

Consumer health information is increasingly at risk, groups tell Congress

February 27, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Americans are facing a growing threat to their privacy as their online activities are closely monitored and used to reveal increasingly personal information, including potential details about their state of health. Sensitive information and changes in daily habits are tracked […]


Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

10 principles to guide digital health and protect privacy

February 25, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Now more than ever, consumers are using a variety of digital tools and applications that involve their health and their health information. As a result, it is crucial that healthcare organizations be transparent about how they use consumer data, following […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Lack of AI regulatory, clinical standards pose potential risks

February 22, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

While artificial intelligence promises to create actionable insights for clinicians to make better care decisions for patients, the regulations and standards for evaluating AI-based algorithms are lacking. That’s the contention of Ravi Parikh, MD, a fellow in hematology and oncology […]