Healthcare IT

Hospital Fined $387,000 for HIPAA Violation

Unlawful disclosure of protected health information (PHI) has cost a New York City hospital a $387,000 settlement with the U.S. Department of... Read more

Mining EHR Data for Improved Outcomes

Increasing use of EHRs makes them a valuable source of important clinical data. Currently, three large academic medical centres in the U.S.... Read more

ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

New guidance gives do’s and don’ts for protecting medical devices from becoming compromised Ransomware is a form of computer malware that... Read more

HHS: Healthcare Facing an Infosec Staffing Crisis

Talent is in such a short supply when it comes to hiring information security professionals, leaving nearly three out of four hospitals without... Read more

Interim CIOs - The Important Role They Play

For a Chief Information Officer serving in an interim capacity, one major task he/she needs to focus on is assisting with the successful... Read more

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The annual congress of the Health Information Systems Society (HIMSS) pledged that the show must go on while announcing that President Donald Trump will hold an address.   This will be the first address at HIMSS from an incumbent president and looks like a welcome success for a leadership under some pressure. But, in light of the numerous... Read more

  One of the most cost-effective ways to reinvent hospitals will be through information technology. Over the next decade we can give hospitals the equivalent of brains and nervous systems. The fully digitised hospital of the future will become a healing machine, sensitive to the precise needs of each patient, seamlessly supporting human caregivers... Read more

Technology is playing a larger role than ever in healthcare, and with the latest iteration of the NHS’s Long Term plan stating that it intends to integrate technology to previously unprecedented levels, the fact that workforces are still significantly lacking in digital skills is worrying. While admirable steps have been taken in recent years, such... Read more

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Taking the Mystery Out of Machine Learning

2017 06 Apr

Radiologists have been taught to fear machine learning.  It means what it says, a machine can learn.  It is an inherently frightening concept.  It is almost a shame to put such a label on the process, because it is not really new.  Remember Fuzzy Logic?  Neural Networks?  We were all impressed that a computer could recognize the letter “A”, but that... Read more

IT Management

Seven Steps to a More Efficient and Resilient IT Solution

2017 20 Feb

Efficient patient-centric care models require consolidating mountains of data. Acquisitions and regionalization further compound the challenge. How does an organization capitalize on what could easily become a liability?   Fredrik Gustavsson, Sectra CTO, sums up the answer simply, “Don’t buy technology. Buy solutions for your clinical pathways.”... Read more

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Canterbury Hospital, Australia

2016 15 Nov

Located in Sydney’s Inner west, Canterbury Hospital has just over 200 beds. DT Research and its partner, HPA supplied 49 Carts with DT592BU Medical-Cart Computers to Canterbury in June 2016. Canterbury uses Surginet (Cerner) for theatre & recovery eMR applications on their PC’s Source & Image Credit:  DT Research Read more

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