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Category: Information Management


Data Analytics, Information Management

How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare

August 16, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Industry disruptions and business model changes have become familiar these days. It’s almost a clichĂ© that Uber disrupted taxi companies, Netflix disrupted cable television, or the cloud disrupted the traditional technology industry. Healthcare is no exception. The growth of value-based […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

More Than 3 Million Patient Records Breached During Q2 2018

August 15, 2018

Via: EmrAndHipaa

A new study by data security vendor Protenus has concluded that more than 3 million patient records were breached during the second quarter of 2018, in a sharp swing upward from the previous quarter with no obvious explanation. The Protenus […]


Data Security, Information Management

OIG: Maryland did not adequately secure Medicaid system, data

August 15, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The state of Maryland has not adequately secured its Medicaid Management Information System in accordance with federal requirements and guidance, potentially putting sensitive data and its operations at risk. That’s the finding of an audit by the Department of Health […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Program testing EHR role in speeding organ donation process

August 13, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The United Network for Organ Sharing is working with software vendors Cerner and Statline to automate manual processes surrounding organ donations. The initiative aims to improve the process for notifying hospitals about potential organ donors, with the hopes of reducing […]


Data Analytics, Information Management, Opinions

Prescription drugs fuel CVS’ earnings beat as sales in the front of the store lag

August 8, 2018

Via: CNBC

CVS Health’ topped Wall Street’s expectations with its retail pharmacy business fueling growth despite fewer customers shopping in the front of its stores. Revenue from CVS’ retail pharmacy segment reached $20.7 billion, up 5.7 percent from the year-ago quarter, driven […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Optimising the care pathway: a vision of connected healthcare delivery

August 2, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Healthcare is going through its own digital transformation. New technology, such as wearables, telemedicine and IoT connectivity is making its way into hospitals, clinics and care homes. It is aimed at optimising care pathways to reduce average hospital stays and […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Embleema Launches Blockchain-Powered Personal Health Record Platform

July 17, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Embleema comes out of stealth to connect patients, life sciences, and regulators through its healthcare blockchain-enabled personal health record (PHR) platform. Embleema, a NYC-based patient-focused healthcare blockchain network, today emerged from stealth after one year of R&D, to launch the […]


Data Privacy, Information Management

How GDPR Will Affect Privacy And Security Standards In US Health Care

July 16, 2018

Via: Forbes

The General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) is top-of-mind in health care right now, but the specifics of how it’s going to reshape the health care industry are still a bit hazy. Whether in the implications of marketing and cloud-based data […]


Data Security, Information Management

Cass Regional recovers after ransomware attack

July 12, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Mo., is continuing to recover from a ransomware attack that was discovered at 11 a.m. on July 9 and affected email and internet services, as well as its electronic health records system. Data in […]


Data Security, Information Management

How Blockchain Technology Could Help Prevent Medical Fraud

July 10, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

Most people know blockchain as the transaction ledger associated with cryptocurrency transactions. However, evidence suggests a specific use for it that applies to health professionals — reducing medical fraud. Blockchain’s Innate Characteristics May Cut Down on Fraud Individuals think blockchain […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

Machine learning predicts 1-year mortality using EHR data

July 10, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a machine learning algorithm using electronic health record data to improve care delivery for seriously ill patients by accurately predicting the risk of 1-year mortality. The random forest (RF) model, which estimates the risk […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

About 1.1 million people dropped 2018 Obamacare coverage

July 3, 2018

Via: Modern Healthcare

More health insurance exchange members paid their first-month premiums in 2018 than in 2017, despite fewer sign-ups during open enrollment, according to CMS data released Monday. Of the nearly 11.8 million people who signed up for 2018 coverage through the […]


Data Analytics, Information Management

New algorithm uses brain scans to tell how smart you are

July 3, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Forget about controversial, old-fashioned IQ tests as a measure of intelligence. A new machine-learning algorithm, which was developed by scientists at Caltech, can predict a person’s intellectual ability with unprecedented accuracy. Scientists led by Ralph Adolphs — a professor of […]


Data Security, Information Management

Humana web sites hit by sophisticated data attack

July 3, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Health insurer Humana has notified an undisclosed number of members about a data breach after it uncovered a sophisticated cyber spoofing attack on the Humana.com web site and its Go365.com wellness site. The attack, discovered on June 3, apparently came […]


Data Security, Information Management, Innovation, Medical Devices

Protecting Medical Device Security in the Age of Ransomware

June 25, 2018

Via: HitConsultant

From medication pumps to pacemakers, people depend on lifesaving devices to live their healthiest possible lives and manage chronic ailments. Many of those patients likely hear about cybercriminals orchestrating massive data breaches, and might get concerned about one of those […]