January 16, 2013
Documents fly around like snowflakes in a storm. How do you keep them secure?
January 10, 2013
Absolute Software Corporation ("Absolute" or the "Company") (TSX: ABT), a provider of persistent endpoint security and management solutions for computers, laptops and ultra-portable devices - and the data they contain, announced today a Fortune 100 enterprise customer selected Absolute Computrace as an essential component of its governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) infrastructure for its entire population of desktops and laptops.
January 08, 2013
t’s time for some New Year’s resolutions; and they have nothing to do with eating right, losing weight or exercising. Instead, they have everything to do with protecting against the organizational and financial stresses of data breaches.
December 27, 2012
At the recent Dell World conference I had the opportunity to try out a slew of new Windows 8 devices. I was struck by how many potential healthcare applications this new platform and the mobile devices it has spawned will be available.
December 21, 2012
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a mobile health privacy and security education campaign, aimed at giving a framework for providers just starting to use mobile devices. Called "Know the RISKS," the campaign features recommendations and materials, including a short YouTube video explaining the intersection of HIPAA and mobile devices.
December 20, 2012
Google's decision to discontinue Google Health will go into effect January 1st, 2013, permanently removing access for all existing Google Health users. drchrono, the company providing Free Electronic Health Records to physicians on the iPad, has created a seamless replacement for Google Health. "We're committed to the idea of giving patients control of their health data and being able to manage this data from doctors and other sources in one place," explained drchrono Cofounder and CEO, Michael Nusimow.
December 19, 2012
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has announced updates to its Common Security Framework (CSF) related to Stage 2 meaningful use, mobile devices and more. It has also unveiled new enhancements to its CSF assessment tool.
December 06, 2012
A new report shedding light on the challenges data breaches pose for the healthcare industry finds that the annual number of breaches continues to trend upward, and also could come with a nearly $7 billion price tag.
December 05, 2012
Peter Tippett, chief medical officer and vice president of Verizon Enterprise Solutions predicted coming change in healthcare as vast as the PC revolution. Verizon will be there to handle data, privacy and analysis, he told his audience Tuesday at the 2012 mHealth Summit.
December 04, 2012
Mark T. Bertolini, chairman, CEO and president of Aetna, delivered the opening keynote on Monday at the mHealth Summit. A former executive for Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans and SelectCare, he now oversees a global healthcare benefits company with some 33,000 employees in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
December 03, 2012
More than two-thirds of hospitals surveyed for a new study reported that their nurses use their personal smartphones while on the job for personal and clinical communications. IT support for those devices is lacking, however, as are policies for their security.
November 09, 2012
Today the mHealth Alliance, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Baker & McKenzie, and Merck announced that they are partnering on a new project to increase the understanding of privacy and security policies that relate to the use of mobile technologies in health care, a field known as mHealth. According to a 2011 World Health Organization report, governments cite issues related to data privacy and security and the protection of individual health information as two of the top barriers to the expansion of mHealth. Protecting personal health information that is collected and transmitted over mobile devices is essential to bringing mHealth to scale.
November 07, 2012
Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the iPhone.
November 07, 2012
Whether it's due to skepticism or a lack of resources, not all doctors are sold on the prospects of mHealth. But for those looking to stick their toe into the pool, tablets are finding widespread adoption as a good entry point for clinics and doctor's offices.
November 06, 2012
Health IT may promise a new paradigm of patient care, but it's also fraught with complexity and the potential for error. A new report from ECRI Institute outlines the top 10 health technology hazards for 2013, and health IT systems are disconcertingly close to the top.
October 29, 2012
Even as nearly everyone is using smartphones and tablets for critical information, few organizations have taken steps to keep the devices safe from cyber threats, according to a new survey from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and AT&T.
October 29, 2012
Ubiquitous mobile devices such as iPhones and Androids offer both opportunities and challenges for physicians. One expert says strong integration of voice recognition and natural- or clinical language understanding technology could be a boon for care delivery.
October 23, 2012
With mobile devices and EHRs on the rise, the opportunities for patients to become more involved in their healthcare are greater than ever.
October 09, 2012
Health eVillages, a program that delivers healthcare information via mobile technology to healthcare providers around the world, celebrates its one-year anniversary.
October 08, 2012
Hospitals and medical offices are busy places. Ever wonder how easy it would be for someone to walk out with an office laptop or mobile device? Not only do patients expect confidentiality of their medical records but government regulations like HIPAA demand it. The theft of laptops, computers and mobile devices is a common cause of data breaches and physical security is a highly effective first line of defense.