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Hospitals and other healthcare organisations (HCOs) are increasingly singled out by cyber criminals for ransomware and other attacks. Not only are patients’ sensitive records being targeted, but also their intellectual property or credit card information. The primary reasons for the HCO vulnerabilities are outdated security architectures, and overall... Read more

Winner of the  2017 Cybersecurity People’s Choice Award organised by the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc., Dr. Mansur Hasib, speaks to HealthManagement.org about how critical effective cybersecurity education is for HIT university students.   What is your advice on how to better equip HIT students with an awareness of cybersecurity in their... Read more

Cybersecurity expert, lecturer and HealthManagement.org contributor Dr. Mansur Hasib has been nominated for the 2017 Maryland Cybersecurity People's Choice Awards competition a Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. programme supported by PNC Bank and Point3 Security.  Online voting is open to the public and concludes at 4pm EST on March 22 with... Read more

  The Center of Medicaid and Medicare Service (CMS) continues to increase emphasis on care collaboration, addressing the Care Collaboration Model outlined by CMS and the Surgeon General. Research has demonstrated bi-directional links between mental disorders and chronic conditions. Such interdependencies have limited solutions today due to the lack... Read more

  For 18 years, I have been the Management Chief of IT at a public hospital in Lorca, a town near Murcia in Spain. I have worked and provided a range of solutions to support infrastructure (Hard & Soft) of a hospital. Getting the support to the HIS (Hospital Information System) Troubleshooting with a methodology (ITIL V.2.) and defining and analysing... Read more

Mei Wa Kwong is Policy Advisor and Project Director at the Center for Connected Health Policy in the U.S.. As healthcare grapples with how telehealth can be utilised for better patient outcomes, Kwong answers HealthManagement.org’s question: In What Ways Can Telehealth Enhance Value Based Care?   Value-based care has been the subject of much discussion... Read more

Drew Ivan was one of the winners in the recent ONC Blockchain Ideation Challenge which focused on use of the technology in healthcare security. He is Director of Business Technology at Orion Health.  Drew answered the HealthManagement.org question: What are the top potential benefits of using Blockchain technology to secure healthcare records?   Blockchain... Read more

  Anna Sort, nurse, healthcare gamer and app creator at Play Benefit, answers the question: How should a healthcare app developer create a product that addresses a service need and that healthcare professionals want to use?   For the past few years I've heard this discussion a lot in start-up meetings, over coffee in congresses and even with my clients.... Read more

Like other sectors whose mission depends on network-connected technology, healthcare is in crisis. In addition to the need for confidentiality, people’s lives depend on the integrity of the health information system. Incorrect decisions based on incorrect information could mean the difference between life and death. Finally, the information must be available... Read more

Anna Sort is a qualified nurse, healthcare lecturer and the director of PlayBenefit, a Barcelona-based company which uses gaming to help people heal. What are your key areas of interest and research? Video games, Engagement design, behaviour change, Placebo effect/mind power, willpower and eustress. What are the major challenges in your field? Finding... Read more


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