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Category: Information Management


Data Privacy, Information Management

Is Location Data The Big Next Health Privacy Threat?

January 3, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

With smartphones in the hands of virtually anyone in the U.S. who wants one, they’re part of the background of our lives, quiet, surprisingly powerful assistants that bring much of the modern world into our hands. But as a new […]


Data Security, Information Management

Addressing Healthcare’s IT Security Oversight Challenges

December 19, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI Can Now Make Medical Predictions from Raw Data. But Can Deep Learning Be Trusted?

December 6, 2019

Via: Time Health

In clinics around the world, a type of artificial intelligence called deep learning is starting to supplement or replace humans in common tasks such as analyzing medical images. Already, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, “every one of the 50,000 […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

As Healthcare Goes Digital, Social Care Lags Behind

December 6, 2019

Via: Forbes

Since 2009, federal legislation has awarded billions of dollars to physicians and hospitals that make health information technology part of their practice. While many highlighted the downsides of digitization, the providers who unlock its full potential know very well that […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Top 8 Predictions That Will Disrupt Healthcare in 2020

December 4, 2019

Via: Forbes

Every year, our team of futurists, analysts, and consultants at Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Healthcare Group comes together to brainstorm and predict the themes, technologies, and global forces that will define the next 12 to 18 months for the healthcare […]


Data Privacy, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Wearable technology in healthcare: What are the leading themes?

November 13, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The challenges that wearable technology is facing are broad. They range from data security, trust issues, and incentivisation to regulatory and ethical hurdles. Regulations surrounding wearables are in flux. Some regulatory agencies view wearables as low-risk devices and avoid regulatory […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Open-source database enhances genomics research collaboration

November 4, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

An open-source database of genomic variants in health and disease has been developed by Australian and North American researchers to simplify the sharing of this information between academics. The MaveDB database stores data from multiplex assays of variant effect (MAVE) […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

AI and Health Care Are Made for Each Other

October 24, 2019

Via: Time Health

Artificial intelligence has the potential to radically change health care. Imagine a not too distant future when the focus shifts away from disease to how we stay healthy. At birth, everyone would get a thorough, multifaceted baseline profile, including screening […]


Data Analytics, EHR & EMR, Information Management

6 Health System Barriers to Digital Health Transformation

October 3, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

The concept of digital health information was introduced in the 1970s when professionals began moving away from problem-oriented medical records and making the transition to electronic health records (EHR). At the time, many facilities didn’t have the technology on hand […]


Data Security, Information Management, Regulatory

FDA warns industry of cybersecurity vulnerabilities

October 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Referred to as URGENT/11, these flaws exist in third-party software called IPnet, which computers use to communicate over a network. The faults in the system could allow a remote attacker to take over and interfere with the function of medical […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

4 Steps Healthcare Organizations Need to Take to Automate Their Data

September 16, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

According to IDC, all the data that’s being created and captured in healthcare is projected to grow by 36 percent (CAGR)—more than any other industry. While managing growing volumes of data is a common challenge for many organizations across all […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Mayo Clinic, Google Partner On Digital Health Analytics

September 10, 2019

Via: Forbes

The Mayo Clinic and Google are partnering to accelerate the delivery of healthcare “through digital technologies.” Mayo said its selection of “Google Cloud” is designed to be “the cornerstone of its digital transformation” as part of a 10-year partnership with […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Oracle Is Using Cloud Tech To Find Cancer Cures

August 27, 2019

Via: Forbes

American computing giant Oracle has teamed up with an Egyptian non-profit organization to accelerate research efforts into cancer cures. For decades, the National Association of Friends of the National Cancer Free Initiative (AFNCI) has been working to create quality infrastructure […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Outlook is Good for Health Care, Thanks to Big Data

August 19, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

IT leaders have fueled the evolution of various industries all over the U.S. by extracting meaning from a sea of data and turning it into actionable insights. But one industry has lagged to the detriment of consumers: health care. Being […]


Data Security, Information Management

Ransomware affects data of 85,000 patients from Grays Harbor

August 19, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Data of more than 85,000 patients may have been compromised by a ransomware attack affecting Grays Harbor Community Hospital and its Harbor Medical Group practice. On June 15, hospital personnel discovered that databases containing health records were encrypted by software […]