Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan is the Editor-in-Chief of Healthcare IT News. Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column and covers major HIT topics including government policy and emerging technologies. Follow Tom on Twitter @SullyHIT

strengthen cybersecurity at hospitals

“Only together will we make the healthcare sector more resilient,” Christopher Wlaschin said at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston on Tuesday.

By Tom Sullivan 02:53 pm September 12, 2017
These are the steps infosec pros should be taking today.
3 troubling security trends
By Tom Sullivan 11:57 am September 12, 2017
Michael Daniel, who now leads the Cyber Threat Alliance, said that cyberspace operates under different rules that demand new security model.
Equifax hack

MIT professor Stuart Madnick speaking at HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Tom Sullivan 04:03 pm September 11, 2017
Every hospital needs a plan for such events, experts at the Healthcare Security Forum say, but that’s just a start.
healthcare cybersecurity risk

“You can’t eliminate risk — manage the risk before it manages you,” Tom Ridge said at the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston on Monday.

By Tom Sullivan 12:28 pm September 11, 2017
On the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the former Homeland Security Secretary says the world is more perilous today than it was in 2001.
meaningful use

Karen DeSalvo, MD, Vindell Washington, MD, and John Halamka, MD, are among the health IT pros sparring over how to fix meaningful use.

By Tom Sullivan 02:08 pm September 07, 2017
A rock star lineup of health IT pros including Karen DeSalvo, John Halamka weigh in on where the program went astray and suggest the direction that government and industry should steer towards.
Reversing DACA puts patient care at risk, AMA says

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (CNN)

By Tom Sullivan 11:37 am September 06, 2017
In reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to reverse the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects about 800,000 immigrants, the American Medical Association has called on Congress to consider alternatives that will not hinder the healthcare workforce.
EHR data exchange
By Tom Sullivan 02:05 pm September 05, 2017
The National Quality Forum has released new guiding principles for a truly interoperable healthcare system.
EHR data

“With the data mining skills of Apple, IBM and Google, there is increased hope that their entrance into the healthcare market will help realize the industry goal of turning EMR data into actionable Big Data insights,” said Bruce Carlson, publisher of Kalorama Information.

By Tom Sullivan 12:07 pm September 01, 2017
Today’s technologies are not going to cut it in a big data future, the analyst firm said, but major IT vendors are ramping up their focus on healthcare.
HIMSS Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report
By Tom Sullivan 09:33 am September 01, 2017
Ropemaker, IRS and FBI phishing scams, leaked IoT creds and more arose during the month that just closed.
Alexa and Cortana communicate

Alexa users will be able to vocally ask the device to launch Cortana and vice versa.

By Tom Sullivan 12:56 pm August 30, 2017
The CEO of a third-party developer said that the arrangement is a good thing overall, particularly if it leads to standards that also enable Google and Apple voice technologies to talk to each other.

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