Data Warehousing

By Jessica Davis 04:58 pm May 05, 2016
Two-thirds of healthcare organizations believe personalized medicine is already having a measurable effect on patient outcomes, according to a new survey. Even more, 75 percent, say it will impact their organizations over the next two years.

John Showalter, MD, chief health information officer at University of Mississippi Medical Center, with members of his analytics team: Clinical Intelligence Manager Keith Hodges (left) and Research Informatics Manager Alex Castillo. (Photo courtesy UMMC)

By Mike Miliard 11:22 am May 03, 2016
UMMC CHIO John Showalter, MD, describes what associative data lakes, honest brokers and more mean to becoming a learning health system.

Building 17 on Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters campus. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:23 am May 03, 2016
SQL Server 2016 will bring new functions for protecting data in motion and at rest, visual reporting, cloud-first features and big data analytics tools.

"The initial test phase with Twist demonstrated that we could encode and recover 100 percent of the digital data from synthetic DNA," said Microsoft's Doug Carmean.

By Mike Miliard 04:24 pm April 29, 2016
Microsoft purchased 10 million long oligonucleotides – DNA or RNA molecules used for genetic testing and research – from San Francisco startup Twist Bioscience, and is using them to encode digital data.

"Hackers are beginning to impersonate executives to get the data they want," said Suzanne Widup, senior analyst on the Verizon RISK team.

By Jessica Davis 09:47 am April 26, 2016
Stolen credentials, privilege misuse and miscellaneous errors were the three biggest causes for health data breaches in 2015, according to the 9th annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report released Tuesday.

"Every CIO and CISO should consider focusing on critical controls and using a programmatic approach to achieve effective security," says Sanjeev Sah.

By Bill Siwicki 09:51 am April 25, 2016
There are day-to-day blocking and tackling tactics that every healthcare organization should be doing right now to reasonably address the current security threat landscape.
By Bernie Monegain 11:43 am April 19, 2016
Healthcare analytics company Decision Resources Group is growing its healthcare data trove in a big way, adding claims and electronic health record data for its new Real World Evidence repository, or RWE.

Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland, California.

By Mike Miliard 11:51 am April 14, 2016
Kaiser Permanente this week launched a new database that enables researchers to examine participants' DNA in conjunction with environmental and behavioral health.
By Jessica Davis 10:41 am April 12, 2016
More than 1,000 patients of the Florida Department of Health Clinics in Palm Beach County could be at risk of identity theft after a recent medical records breach, department officials announced Monday.
protecting hospitals ransomware cyberattacks

Virtue Security CEO Elliott Frantz said that many healthcare entities are finding it no longer realistic to completely prevent intrusions. 

By Bill Siwicki 06:59 am April 06, 2016
It's now easier than ever for criminals to get into hospital networks, and ransomware is on the rise. Cybersecurity experts offer advice to help hospitals beat back the hackers.

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