Category: Information Management

Data Security, Information Management

How A Hybrid Cloud Fax Solution Protects Patient Health Information

August 12, 2019

Via: HitConsultant

Electronic health and medical records (EHRs) enhance the patient experience and improve care coordination, but they can also put patients and providers at risk if they are not protected. Security vulnerabilities can arise from communicating via unsecured channels such as […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

7 ways AI could make an impact on medical care

July 17, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Artificial intelligence soon will start having an immense impact on the medical field, according to a report from the Medical Group Management Association, which represents the nation’s group practices. AI can identify complex issues and read through large data sets. […]

Data Security, Information Management

8 steps to recover quickly (and well) from a data breach

July 2, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

8 steps for a successful recovery from a data breach Despite best efforts to protect the organization’s health information, a hacker has breached the walls and now client files are encrypted, ransom demands have been made to restore health records […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

AI presents host of ethical challenges for healthcare

June 27, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

While artificial intelligence has tremendous potential for revolutionizing healthcare delivery, there are many possible pitfalls and ill-intended uses of this powerful technology. That’s the contention of Georgia Tourassi, director of the Health Data Sciences Institute at the Department of Energy’s […]

Data Privacy, Information Management

GDPR: study highlights data protection challenges for research

June 17, 2019


The research community often requires the depositing of individual genetic data from studies into research depositories to improve data sharing. This supports the reproducibility of new findings and facilitates discoveries. Attempts to comply with the requirements of journals and funders […]

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


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


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 […]