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IT Management

How to Secure Sensitive Healthcare Data

2020 27 Feb

  In today's highly interconnected world, securing and protecting sensitive data can be a big challenge. This is even more true in healthcare, where data protection can become a matter of life and death.   Encryption is considered one of the most effective ways to protect data. As noted by the Ponemon Institute ,  about half of healthcare... Read more

IT Management

Most Companies Have No AI Plan: WEF Promotes AI Toolkit

2020 21 Jan

Global technology investment is rising to $52bln in the next three years, and expected to double the annual growth rates of major economies over the next 15 years. But while about 29 countries have established national AI policies to address potential risks, very few companies have followed suit. You might also like: Fighting Cyber Threats With... Read more

IT Management

Anthem to Provide Blockchain Medical Data to 40 Million Members

2019 17 Dec

U.S. health insurer Anthem, with around 40 million members, is increasingly relying on blockchain technology for more secure and efficient management of health data. Hyperledger Fabric, Indy and Burrow are among the blockchains the company is using. You might also like: Bills, Claims and Analysis: Blockchain in Healthcare Blockchain,... Read more

Executive Health Management

Choosing the Right Hosting Platform

2019 04 Sep

Health systems, especially those with a large network of facilities, are finding it a challenge to store and manage the ever increasing volume of patient records and other medical data. Migrating data into the clouds is becoming a popular option in optimising storage, retrieval and sharing of health information. You may also like: 4 Ways to... Read more

IT Management

Survey Finds Privacy and Security Key Barriers to Interoperability

2019 02 Jul

  The exchange of health information between hospitals and other provider organisations could result in more efficient delivery of care. A new survey, however, finds that security and data privacy issues continue to pose a big challenge in promoting interoperability in healthcare . The survey was conducted by the Trusted Network Accreditation Program... Read more

IMAGING Management

Thales joins forces with Micro-X

2019 02 Jul

Micro-X and Thales join forces to anticipate the growing needs of the 3D imaging market.   Micro-X, the global leader in cold-cathode X-ray technology, and Thales, leader in security and medical imaging, are looking to develop X-ray imaging systems based on X-ray sources using Carbon NanoTubes (CNT) cathodes technology.   The combination of... Read more

IT Management

Lab instruments in possible data leak

2019 05 Mar

A new study warns lab instruments used in biomedical research, such as DNA synthesising machines, may be leaking sensitive information t hrough some kind of noise or sound that they make. The study by University of California researchers serves to highlight new security risks created by the cyber-physical nature of biotechnology workflows. The... Read more

IT Management

Smart homes mean imminent upgrade in security and interoperability

2018 19 Sep

Digital and wireless technologies are helping health systems to evolve beyond care delivery of the diseased to encompass numerous health and wellness touchpoints, transforming it from disease management to health management.  With this paradigm shift, industry experts say the home will become an increasingly valuable site for enhancing the... Read more

Executive Health Management

General Data Protection Regulation and healthcare

2018 23 May

What could the new data protection law mean for health sector leaders? The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018, replacing the 1995 Data Protection Directive. Directly binding and applicable in all EU states, the GDPR aims to protect the data and privacy of the European population by giving... Read more

IT Management

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

2017 25 May

New guidance gives do’s and don’ts for protecting medical devices from becoming compromised Ransomware is a form of computer malware that holds systems hostage with a ransom demand. Medical systems are vulnerable to such attacks, which can damage hospital operations and compromise patient care by barring users from accessing critical functions... Read more