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IT Management

Facebook admits plan to access patient data

2018 10 Apr

Facebook seems to be embroiled in yet another controversy. The social media giant has confirmed a news report about its negotiation with U.S. medical institutions to access patient data for a proposed research project, which Facebook now claims has been put on hold.The report, from CNBC, said Facebook planned to use “hashing" to match individuals who... Read more

Health Management

Deconstruction of business processes to disruption of business models

2018 20 Feb

How healthcare IT can impact business models. What is the potential for information technology to transform healthcare processes and where will the consumer stand?For more than eleven years, I have been active via the European Association of Hospital Managers (EAHM) as a pro-bono member of the board of ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK. This is the incubator for healthcare digital... Read more

IT Management

Experts argue context matters in healthcare IT security

2017 04 Oct

Protecting sensitive health data and patient records is a challenging task for infosec teams. In a large hospital, for example, multiple users have access to patient data in the electronic health records system (EHR). How do you tell if any of these users is accessing the system with some hidden agenda, such as trying to steal information?It's important... 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

eHealth Forum 2016

2016 25 Oct

The eHealth Forum is 1 event in 2 venues spanning the city of Athens:Venue 1: The Forum at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center where stakeholders with knowledge and expertise will come together;Venue 2:The Festival at Technopolis City of Athens is the 1st health technology event open to the public with free admission, to experience how... Read more

IT Management

Only Half of Healthcare Leaders Feel Cyberattack Protected

2015 06 Sep

Eighty-one percent of healthcare executives say their information technology has been compromised by cyberattacks during the past two years, according to a recent survey by KPMG. In addition, only half of those executives say they are ready to defend against future attacks. These attacks may put sensitive patient data at risk of exposure, the KPMG report... Read more

Executive Health Management

Improving Health Information Exchange in the ER

2015 10 Aug

An article published in Annals of Emergency Medicine offers guidance on maximising the value of health information exchange (HIE) in emergency departments. The report lists five primary and seven secondary recommendations made by an emergency physician-led workgroup to improve HIE in the emergency room. "HIE helps emergency physicians — who usually... Read more

IT Management

EHTEL Says Next Five Years Critical for Mobile Health

2015 15 Jul

The European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) has said that the period until 2020 is critical for the development of mobile health.In the newly issued report on its annual ‘Thought Leadership Debate’ held in Riga during eHealth Week in May, EHTEL brought together key speakers on the issue of mHealth and integrated healthcare under the theme of... Read more

IT Management

Importance of Cross-Platform Communications

2015 14 Jun

With the easy availability of health apps, it has now become possible to monitor one’s steps, heart beat and sleep patterns. However, this information has not yet reached patient electronic health records. The commentary has been published in Cell Systems. Harvard researchers argue that these mobile devices could reshape the practice of medicine and... Read more

IMAGING Management

RNSA 2014: Agfa HealthCare Shows Latest XERO Viewer

2014 10 Nov

Updated enterprise imaging XERO Viewer's new functionalities support the “continuum of care, anytime, anywhere”•    Access the patients’ extensive imaging record in a single zero download application.•    New functionalities support greater collaboration and clinical depth. •    New patient-centric view. •    ‘Full Fidelity View' enables physicians Read more