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IT Management

Health IT: Benefits to Both Patients and Providers

2017 31 Jan

Information technology continues to expand its role in improving care delivery, especially with increasing use of mHealth tools. In addition to improving quality of care, healthcare leaders are increasingly relying on IT to improve their organisation's overall operational or business performance.     Embracing bimodal or hybrid IT strategy was an... Read more

IT Management

Ransomware on the Rise; EHRs Prime Targets

2017 17 Jan

Cyberattacks on hospital IT systems are likely to continue, with security experts warning that 2017 could be even worse than last year for the healthcare industry. The reason: more hackers recognise the value in rich medical record data. Stolen patient health records can fetch as much as $60 per record.    See Also: ‘No More Ransom’ Grows: Thousands... Read more

IT Management

Internet of Things North America 2017

2016 13 Dec

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IT Management

Expert Tips on Outdated IT Security

2016 12 Dec

It's time to say goodbye to outdated security tools (and beliefs) and shift to a "new era of security". For example, flat networks, compliance-only security and SOC-less security are amongst the items in the "security graveyard".  Healthcare security is in constant flux. One of the biggest ways to shift into this new era of security involves the relationships... Read more

Health Management

Future Leaders: What Healthcare Needs For Cybersecurity Risks

2016 25 Aug

What, in your view, are the greatest threats facing the healthcare sector in cybersecurity?   First, the wrong executives such as Chief Financial Officers are ‏in charge of IT and cybersecurity strategy in half US healthcare ‏organisations. One third have no cybersecurity executive on ‏staff. In too many organisations qualified cybersecurity executives... Read more

IT Management

Hospital IT Spending Priorities: Patient Engagement Over Data Security

2015 14 Mar

Patient engagement and population health were among the highest rated issues of importance in a recent survey of hospital decision makers about their facilities’ IT purchase intentions for the year ahead. However, most leaders are uncertain of their approach or vendor(s) of choice. Furthermore, only 25 percent of hospitals said they planned a data security... Read more

Health Management

2015 06 Jan

Darren Lacey is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of IT Compliance at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine. When Johns Hopkins University opened its Information Security Institute, Lacey was its first Executive Director. The institute is a National Security Agency Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance. In... Read more

IT Management

SANS-Norse Report: Cyberattacks Compromising Healthcare Organisations

2014 25 Feb

Norse Global Threat Intelligence Platform Identifies Healthcare Organizations' Compromised Networks, Applications, Devices and SystemsIn association with SANS, the most trusted and largest source for information security training, certification and research, Norse, the leading provider of live threat intelligence solutions, has released the SANS-Norse... Read more

IT Management

Global Certification for Healthcare Standards in Security and Privacy Introduced by (ISC)²®

2013 11 Nov

The ‘HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner’ (HCISPPSM) is the world’s first foundational standard for evaluating assessing information security and privacy expertise within the healthcare industry launched by (ISC)²® (“ISC-squared”).The world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Airport Security Scanners and Radiation

2013 07 Apr

Many air passengers wonder whether it is safe to go through airport backscatter x-ray scanners. Professor Peter Vock from Bern, Switzerland, will address concerns about the radiation exposure from these scanners during the session ‘Security scanners at airports: are they safe?’ on Thursday afternoon. Airport backscatter scanners represent one of two... Read more