By Ed Simcox – 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 CMS and the ONC lay out clear steps to realize this.
By Art Gross – Our healthcare data holds a multitude of sensitive information regarding our personal lives. That information could include our full name, date of birth, home address, health history, diagnoses, and test results to name a few pieces of information.
By Stephen Matheson – From WannaCry to the Equifax breach, cyberattacks dominated headlines in 2017. As cybercriminals look for new ways to breach data networks, hospital IT departments will continue to be the last line of defense in the ongoing cyberwar for highly-valued patient data.
By Sara Goldstein – Data breaches cost companies an average of $221 per compromised record. Heavily-regulated industries, like healthcare, tend to have per capita data breach costs substantially higher than the overall mean.
By Susan Biddle – In the all-out war for data, the healthcare industry is getting hit the hardest. Experian’s fourth annual 2017 Data Breach Industry Forecast states that healthcare organizations will be the most targeted sector for attack, with new and sophisticated attacks emerging.
By Steve Matheson – Cyber threats to healthcare data are a growing concern, as evidenced by the number of leading hospital C-level executives I met with recently during a closed-door session of hospital CIOs. Many were old acquaintances, but several of the new folks I’ve met had titles of CSO, Chief Security Officer.
By Alan Portela – It may not be obvious, but the healthcare industry has been preparing for an enormous dinner party. Over the last several years, innovation vendors like AirStrip have been adding ingredients to our fridges and pantries based on numerous requests from customers. Metaphorically, this would be just about anything you can imagine that will transform clinical collaboration.
Healthcare Data Is Diverse and Complex By Dan LeSueur, VP of Client and Technical Operations at Health Catalyst Those of us who work with data tend to think in very structured, linear terms. We like B to follow A and C to follow B, not just some of the time, but all the time. Healthcare […]
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