By adopting best practices, IT managers can build their security strategy around a set of frameworks that have been proven to work. The IT Process Institute CEO talks about their approach to the challenge of selecting the best practices in cybersecurity.

Whether it's protecting against ransomware attacks, managing insider threats, implementing device management policies or convincing the C-suite to open its purse-strings, the role of a chief information security officer is a complex one.

In a world where cyber criminals can exfiltrate healthcare data from the other side of the globe, health systems have their work cut out for them when it comes to protecting patient information. It wasn't always this way. How did we get here?

(SPONSORED) Jeff R. Livingstone, global lead, life sciences & healthcare at Unisys, says not enough attention is paid to the security of medical devices, which, thanks to the increasing interconnectedness of the Intenet of Things, represent a dangerous front for cyberattacks.

After a banner year for healthcare breaches, it's worth taking stock of where we are and what we need to do to ensure 2017 is better for cybersecurity. Darren Lacey, chief information security officer at Johns Hopkins offers his perspective on the state of the industry.

Peggy Chou shares the journey Atrius Health took in improving the risk adjustment on its value-based reimbursement contracts. Starting with a deep analysis of its existing EHR data, Atrius began a process that included clinicians, finance and IT staff members. Ultimately, the team was able to improve Atrius' ability to document at-risk members of the population. This led to procedures for reaching out to patients with chronic conditions and an improvement in the risk adjustment for the health status of its population.

Pracha Eamranond and Andrea Sullivan, Lawrence General Hospital, share their success in improving retention of inpatient admissions and outpatient surgery. They believe that a key to the success of the program was the interaction with clinicians, who were able to see how changes in medical decisions could lead to improved results throughout the system.

(SPONSORED) We have more data than ever, but it's not always in the best shape. Despite the challenges posed by the fact that 70 percent of data in unstructured, Pure Storage's Judy Hanover sees analytics moving closer to the point of care, happening at high velocity.

(SPONSORED) Brian Doty, principal, life sciences and healthcare at Deloitte, offers one overarching piece of advice for setting up an analytics strategy -- and highlights some common pitfalls to avoid.

With a $3 trillion U.S. healthcare system that's rife with wasteful spending, Joseph Doyle, professor of management at MIT's Sloan School, explains how analytics should be guiding value-based decision-making around hospital and physician quality measurement, piloting of new delivery methods and more.