Innovation Pulse

healthcare cybersecurity

Michael Figueroa, Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, speaking at the HIMSS Security Forum in Boston Sept. 13.

By Tom Sullivan 12:02 pm September 15, 2017
Yes, health entities need to be held responsible for protecting patient data but public shaming isn’t making that happen. There’s a better way forward.
hospitals can beat hackers
By Tom Sullivan 11:26 am August 21, 2017
Security frameworks and threat intelligence sharing already exist that hospitals can put to work to defeat cybercriminals.
social determinants of health
By Tom Sullivan 10:29 am August 14, 2017
San Mateo County Health System incorporated social determinants of health into its patient records to reduce ‘epistrophic’ events among its vulnerable population.
buzzwords CIOs IT pros hate
By Tom Sullivan 09:09 am July 17, 2017
From a job killing acronym to tech trends they're sick of hearing, prominent technologists share the least-liked, most-overused idioms, slang and jargon.
secure messaging in healthcare
By Tom Sullivan 09:16 am June 26, 2017
Leading hospitals deploying secure messaging are finding that once the technology is in use, it opens up new doors to more innovation.
digital health

Blending innovation, business cases and risk means that hospitals have to experiment because sometimes apps will surprise like Pokemon Go, which is considered the biggest fitness app right now.

By Tom Sullivan 11:06 am June 12, 2017
Mount Sinai has a “little big data group,” LifeBridge and Thomas Jefferson also foster clinical innovation teams, and they all say experimentation, evidence, rigor and risk are needed to succeed.
unsecured medical devices

Kevin Fu, CEO of Virta Laboratories and director of the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security at the University of Michigan, speaking at the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in San Francisco in May.

By Tom Sullivan 10:34 am May 30, 2017
Tech-savvy hospitals like Mayo, Kaiser and Christiana are always testing, recognizing cybersecurity threats could get scarier, and aiming to change mindsets to focus on infosec as a patient safety issue.
EHR go-live

Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City CIO David Chou speaking at the Healthcare IT News Pop Health Forum in Boston. 

By Tom Sullivan 07:33 am May 10, 2017
Hospitals spend so much money on EHRs that it makes them veritable tech vendors, whether they like it or not, and that creates the opportunity to deliver a better user experience for clinicians, staff and patients. 
AI machine learning Moore's Law

Health Catalyst EVP Dale Sanders said the rate of machine learning advancement is faster than anything he's ever seen. 

By Tom Sullivan 06:42 am April 07, 2017
The technologies are enabling early-adopter hospitals to transition from the art of medicine to the science of medicine. 
Thomas Jefferson Stephen Klasko

Thomas Jefferson CEO Stephen Klasko in the former Federal Reserve room that is now an innovation space. 

By Tom Sullivan 09:10 am March 06, 2017
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital CEO Stephen Klasko is striking some surprising partnerships to advance a bold vision that disrupts care delivery and medical school, as well as the education of those who will be critical a decade from now.

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