Privacy & Security

By David Harlow 09:15 am February 04, 2015
In the future, everything will be connected. That future is almost here.
By Joseph C. Kvedar 10:32 am January 29, 2015
Joseph Kvedar, MD, is often asked, "If you could snap your fingers and do some things to accelerate the adoption of connected health, what would they be?" He offers a list of five accelerants.
By Kurt Hagerman 03:02 pm January 27, 2015
Your average healthcare IT organization tends to be ruled by two primary concerns: HIPAA compliance and preventing breaches. Both are smart priorities, but many teams assume that achieving the first will prevent the second – and that can be a disastrous mistake.
By David Harlow 09:12 am August 25, 2014
In reading an account of the recent attack on Community Health Systems, I was struck by the notion put across in the article that all we have to do is work harder to patch vulnerabilities, that with a better defense we can win the game against a skilled quarterback.
By Darren Leroux 11:57 am August 12, 2014
The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers to access patient data, billing information, clinical trial data and employee information on the go. However, this comes with a price.
By Tim Maliyil 08:41 am July 31, 2014
Technology poses a constant dilemma. On one hand, it makes our lives easier and, in many cases, more efficient. However, it also leaves those who don’t understand or respect data security vulnerable to thieves, and the healthcare industry is a place where this reality rings especially true.
By Kurt Hagerman 01:51 pm June 24, 2014
When it comes to leveraging the cloud for healthcare IT, I see two prevailing dynamics over and over. The first is that most organizations understand the benefits of the cloud very well. But when it comes to enjoying those benefits by partnering with the right provider, these same organizations are frequently lost.
By Ray Emirzian 12:38 pm May 29, 2014
The beauty of our technological world lies in the simple fact that as a technology is used by more people, it inevitably improves. Enterprise content management is no different.
By Christina Thielst 08:29 am May 19, 2014
HHS has released a new security risk assessment tool to help providers, and perhaps business partners, uncover potential weaknesses in their security policies, processes and systems.
By Darren Leroux 08:05 am May 07, 2014
What the healthcare industry needs to know about preventing security risk.

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