Category: Information Management

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Blockchain in Healthcare: Regulatory Themes

July 7, 2020


While blockchain is yet to take-off fully in the healthcare, it is regarded as one of the most disruptive technologies within the sector. It will build higher levels of transparency and trust across the healthcare ecosystem. From uncovering demographic trends […]

Data Analytics, Data Privacy, Information Management

How Are Big Data and Telehealth Changing Healthcare Post-COVID-19?

June 25, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Our world is changing more quickly than many older generations ever imagined. This is especially true in the healthcare industry where new technologies and healthcare revolutions seem just around the corner every single day. Change is happening so quickly here […]

Data Security, Information Management

5 Steps to Securing Healthcare Data and Assuring Continuity Through Crisis

June 19, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

It is not an overstatement to say that healthcare workers are the real heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their rapid and selfless response is an incredible example of what we can achieve when good people collaborate and rise to the […]

Data Security, Information Management

Why are healthcare cyberattacks surging amid Covid-19

June 3, 2020


As the global healthcare sector battles the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the number of cyberattacks targeting it has surged. In March, the Czech Republic hospital responsible for running most of the country’s Covid-19 testing, Brno University Hospital, was held to ransom […]

Data Analytics, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Why, in the midst of a U.S. health crisis, there are major challenges for doctors to access patient records

May 15, 2020


If you want to solicit a furious stare from a doctor, ask them about their electronic medical record systems. Studies have shown that electronic health records are directly attributable to the growing problem of physician burnout because of the time […]

Data Security, Information Management

Recognizing Health Care Cyberthreats Exploiting the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 27, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Hackers are taking advantage of the coronavirus chaos to launch new scams and exploit vulnerabilities in remote work technologies that have never been used at such large scales before. Right now, health care facilities are under extraordinary pressure as layouts […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

4 Ways Location Data Can Help Public Health Experts Fight COVID-19

April 23, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The effects of COVID-19 have rapidly spread across the globe – testing the limits of both the population and the public health sector. High in-demand medical services are countered by disruptions in daily operations as hospitals struggle to function in […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Why Data Interoperability is Critical in the Fight Against the Pandemic

April 6, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the need for longitudinal health data and interoperability have never been greater. Providers need access to the full picture of every patient they treat, and epidemiologists need to consolidate data from multiple sources to track the […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

How the IoT Can Improve Efficiency in Health Care Facilities

March 31, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The connected devices comprising the Internet of Things (IoT) span industries ranging from transportation to marketing. Many applications streamline operations and change the ways people get things done. The opportunities in IoT health care applications are abundant, too, for assisting […]

Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Med Tech

Security Assurance in the Expanding Telemedicine Landscape

March 27, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

As with other industries, healthcare continues to thrive thanks to new technologies, including telemedicine. By offering this service, medical professionals can monitor the wellbeing of their patients remotely, something that has proven to be a critical service in today’s health […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Six Healthcare Trends To Watch For 2020

March 5, 2020

Via: Forbes

As we begin the new decade, I’d like to talk about six major healthcare industry trends that I’m most excited about in 2020. 1. AI-Powered Tools To Increase Efficiency AI tools are being developed that can help providers make clinical […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Why Predictive Analytics is the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problem

February 12, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Making improvements in healthcare data analytics has the potential to lead to significant cost savings and improved patient health and wellness. We’ve identified two ways these improvements can be accomplished: Embrace an enterprise analytics strategy to process vast amounts of […]

Data Privacy, Data Security, Information Management

IoT: A Promising Prescription for Healthcare

January 20, 2020

Via: EMR Thoughts

Though the Internet of Things (IoT) is proving its value in many industries, perhaps the most significant benefits to consumers can be found in healthcare. Here’s a prime example: Health organizations can deploy IoT to remotely monitor patients’ blood pressure, […]

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 […]