Erin McCann | September 1, 2015 | 12:54 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Workforce
Data security isn't what it used to be. With today's threat landscape, the stereotypically introverted, more-into-computers-than-people techie isn't going to cut it as CISO. And there are plenty of people who will tell you why. More
Erin McCann | September 1, 2015 | 12:38 PM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Workforce
Here's a tall task: overseeing identity access management for a 163-hospital health system that spans 20 states and the U.K. But despite the myriad challenges, HCA's Bobby Stokes is ahead of the game. He has a few tips. More
Erin McCann | August 28, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
A 12-hospital health system is notifying hundreds of its current and former patients that their protected health information has been compromised after discovering an employee was involved in identity theft. More
Erin McCann | August 27, 2015 | 11:05 AM | Privacy & Security, Workforce, Policy and Legislation
Turns out the Department of Veterans Affairs uses a Web-based communication platform that isn't exactly secure. In fact, a new report suggests VA practices in this case might have put protected health information at serious risk. More
Erin McCann | August 25, 2015 | 10:50 AM | Electronic Health Records, Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Cloud Computing
One cloud-based EHR company has just inked its 600th partnership deal, one of the newest being with big-name clinical lab startup Theranos. More
Erin McCann | August 24, 2015 | 11:02 AM | Electronic Health Records, Network Infrastructure, Interoperability
Five more Cerner clients have agreed to tap CommonWell Health Alliance's interoperability services, the trade association announced Monday. More
Erin McCann | August 21, 2015 | 11:03 AM | Electronic Health Records, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
What happens when a healthcare organization's employees are found to have been inappropriately accessing patient medical records? The actions of one health system might serve as an example. More
Erin McCann | August 19, 2015 | 10:54 AM | Financial/Revenue Cycle Management, Mergers & Acquisitions
Despite digital health's record breaking VC growth last year -- and more recent reports showing it hasn't slowed down in 2015 either -- the percentage of these startups that actually make it might surprise you. More
Erin McCann | August 18, 2015 | 10:56 AM | Network Infrastructure, Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
A state health agency is mailing out HIPAA breach notification letters after a technical glitch sent out letters containing protected health information to the wrong recipients. More
Erin McCann | August 17, 2015 | 11:01 AM | Privacy & Security, Compliance & Legal
An appellate court has cleared Advocate Medical Group of wrongdoing in a class action lawsuit alleging the organization failed to protect patient data following a massive HIPAA data breach. More
Erin McCann | August 14, 2015 | 11:10 AM | Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Cloud Computing
Researchers at University of Washington Tacoma have developed a machine-learning predictive analytics tool that forecasts with 82 percent accuracy the probability a patient will be readmitted within 30 days. More
Erin McCann | August 11, 2015 | 11:08 AM | Interoperability
The U.S. Coast Guard has taken the next step to integrate its health information systems and records after tapping an interoperability platform to make it happen. More