Category: Information Management

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 […]

Data Security, Information Management

Safeguarding medical technology against cyberattacks

March 13, 2019


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 […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

More employers consider integrated healthcare benefits

February 21, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

A growing trend among employers is integrating workers’ healthcare benefits, in an effort to achieve better health outcomes. Such integration also enables insurers to better use claims data and analytics to individualize care, improve patient experience and lower overall healthcare […]

Data Security, Information Management

Phishing attack risks data of 30,000 patients of Mississippi facility

February 19, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport in Mississippi is notifying patients that protected health information may have been compromised by a phishing attack. The facility reported that access to the information was achieved by an attack on an employee’s email account on […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Tech companies see health data as a huge opportunity, but people don’t trust them

February 13, 2019


The average American would rather share their health data with pharmaceutical companies, health insurers and the government than with tech companies like Amazon and Facebook. That’s according to the latest results of a new survey of 4,000 diverse participants from […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

7 Healthcare Predictions Based On Data From 5 Million Forbes Readers

February 11, 2019

Via: Forbes

In July 2013, I signed on to become a Forbes contributor, wanting to teach doctors, politicians and anyone with an internet connection how to fix healthcare. After 170 articles, which have been read over 5 million times, I’ve learned at […]

Data Analytics, Information Management

Using artificial intelligence to adjust chemotherapy dosages

February 4, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Using artificial intelligence as a tool to help prescribe treatment Using electronic patients’ data from Stanford University Hospital, the team of researchers was able to identify those who required a lower dose than the standard one for certain drugs, even […]

Data Security, Information Management

Security remains a top concern for healthcare IT professionals

January 31, 2019

Via: Health Data Management

There’s near unanimity among healthcare IT professionals—security is at, or near, the top of their lists of concerns. Perhaps it would seem that there are more complex challenges for these executives. But hardly any issues are as pervasive or as […]