12:00 am January 04, 2016
From population health management to meaningful use, cybersecurity to EHR usability, healthcare will face an array of challenges and opportunities over the next 12 months. Beth Israel Deaconess CIO John Halamka, MD, offers his predictions for 2016.
02:12 pm December 29, 2015
In the new world of the Internet of Healthy Things, virtually any object can be transformed into a data-collecting object that can be used to improve your health.
09:13 am December 02, 2015
As each year comes to a close, John Halamka, MD, looks back on the challenges and achievements of the past 12 months.
10:09 am November 13, 2015
The Ashley Madison hack should raise two immediate questions for organizations everywhere: Do they house sensitive and potentially embarrassing data? If so, is it adequately protected from both internal and external threats?
10:02 am October 23, 2015
From the quantified self movement to the increasing collaboration between pharma and the healthcare industry, IT is evolving in many directions at once.
06:09 am September 09, 2015
Broadly defined, software as a medical device is any app used by providers to make clinical decisions. An increasing number of those are now officially designated as FDA-regulated devices. Is it worth it to pursue this classification for your own software?
09:12 am August 12, 2015
Given that healthcare organizations must sometimes exchange sensitive patient data with external parties, how can they ensure that this is done safely, protecting patient privacy and complying with HIPAA requirements?
11:37 am July 13, 2015
As more healthcare organizations employ cloud software-as-a-service solutions to leverage their elasticity, scalability and ease-of-access, questions arise as to how these systems actually work and whether their effectiveness and feasibility translates into tangible investment potential.
10:44 am June 25, 2015
To reduce opportunities for hackers to succeed, healthcare entities must be proactive about protecting sensitive data across their organization. Security must be an ongoing practice and a top priority.
03:29 pm May 27, 2015
It pays to keep patients happy, and many patient portal vendors aren't cutting it. This is mostly the result of software vendors focusing solely on meaningful use requirements, but also has to do with companies not investing sufficient resources in research and development.