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

hospitals can beat hackers
By Tom Sullivan 11:26 am August 21, 2017
Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals.
By Tom Sullivan 12:14 pm August 17, 2017
The first Homeland Security Secretary explains that hospitals need to focus their finances and accept that they must invest in creating not just a culture of security but one of resiliency.
By Tom Sullivan 02:14 pm August 16, 2017
Take our poll and we’ll report back on what other hospital IT shops are planning to do.
NIST advises simpler passwords
By Tom Sullivan 01:52 pm August 16, 2017
They’re difficult to memorize so employees skirt hospital IT rules when conjuring them up anyway, group says.
Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum

Tom Sullivan moderates a panel discussion during May's Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in San Francisco.

By Tom Sullivan 11:15 am August 16, 2017
Yes, there’s a difference, and speakers at the HIMSS Big Data and Healthcare Analytics Forum in October will offer a glimpse of the information-fueled road ahead.
social determinants of health
By Tom Sullivan 10:29 am August 14, 2017
San Mateo County Health System incorporated social determinants of health into its patient records to reduce ‘epistrophic’ events among its vulnerable population.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology just finalized a draft of the cybersecurity workforce framework. Photo via Flickr

By Tom Sullivan 01:16 pm August 11, 2017
The group published the guidance to help hospitals define what job roles cybersecurity teams require and, ultimately, to help them find top talent.
Microsoft Coco
By Tom Sullivan 03:57 pm August 10, 2017
Hospitals can use the tech to create blockchain networks with governance, security and other transactional capabilities, the company says.
healthcare cybersecurity

A new HIMSS report indicates study participants ranked risk management, incident response, business continuity and disaster recovery as well as cloud and website security among their top priorities. Photo via Northern Inyo Healthcare District

By Tom Sullivan 09:19 am August 10, 2017
The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever.
Population Health 2.0
By Tom Sullivan 10:55 am August 09, 2017
Speakers at the upcoming Pop Health Forum share insights about what the future will look like.

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