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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

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... 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’... Read more

IT Management

Internet of Things North America 2017

2017 29 Mar

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Expert Tips on Outdated IT Security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It's time to say goodbye to outdated security tools (and beliefs) and shift to a "new era of security".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... 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... 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... 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... Read more