Network Infrastructure

It's not as easy as just pressing a button. But partnering with other organizations on risk analysis, testing, incident response, and activity monitoring can help better position providers for data security in the year ahead.

By Jessica Davis 12:07 pm January 16, 2017
We talked to four security experts to garner insights on changes that must be made within the healthcare industry to avoid repeating 2016's cybersecurity mishaps.
IT underpinning enterprise strategy

Chartis Group director Bob Schwyn said that healthcare organizations have traditionally kept IT apart from the overall business strategy. 

By Beth Jones Sanborn 07:36 am January 13, 2017
IT must be built into business strategy and development planning to fully realize its potential to enhance the broader organization, experts say.

Paul Griffin subscribes to an interdisciplinary approach to improving healthcare

By Bernie Monegain 10:31 am January 12, 2017
Paul Griffin, previously professor in the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has joined Purdue University as the new director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering and professor of industrial engineering.
Health information exchange
By Mike Miliard 03:17 pm January 11, 2017
Can one model for health data exchange emerge from the diverse HIE ecosystem that exists now?  
IBM Watson FDA blackchain

IBM Watson Health chief science officer Shahram Ebadollahi said the entities will build on Blockchain's decentralized framework for sharing health information. 

By Bernie Monegain 08:01 am January 11, 2017
The organizations aim to advance the secure exchange of health information and will start by focusing on data related to oncology.
UCLA reduce transfusions bar code
By John Andrews 07:05 am January 11, 2017
The system moved away from a hybrid approach including paper and electronic barcode scanning and sees it as a boon to patient safety. 
Intermountain cloud innovation experimentation
By Tom Sullivan 11:22 am January 10, 2017
The health system rolled out three new apps, including one it plans to commercialize. That wouldn't have been possible without the ability to tap into infrastructure quickly and cheaply, said Intermountain's director of innovation.
By Jessica Davis 11:45 am January 09, 2017
Four experts discuss the lessons the healthcare industry learned the hard way this past year – and the need for much stronger security measures in 2017.
By Susan Morse 02:55 pm January 06, 2017
The hacker who targeted Anthem in early 2015, exposing more than 78 million customer records in one of the largest healthcare breaches ever, was acting on behalf of a foreign government.
PatientSafe population health HIMSS17

PatientSafe CEO Si Luo said healthcare executives are getting more savvy about what modern communications platforms should look like. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:08 am January 06, 2017
The new iteration will bring integration with Cisco and Avaya, a single app including various communications tools and clinical workflow features. 

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