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Category: Information Management


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 […]


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

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

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

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 […]