(SPONSORED) Even though they're a significant attack vector – a gateway through which attackers can gain access to a hospital's entire information network – the allure of vulnerable medical devices to cyber crooks is still under-appreciated, says Bill Parkinson director of global healthcare strategy at Unisys.

  Learn more about securing medical devices. Attend the HIMSS Learning Center Webinar: Managing and Securing Legacy Medical Devices live on September 20, 2017. Register here.


Cerner co-founder and CEO Neal Patterson dies of cancer at age 67

The EHR company said its CEO died Sunday following complications after a recurrence of cancer.

(SPONSORED) Adrienne Edens, VP of Education at CHIME, offers her perspective as a judge from the inaugural Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards and Helen Donnelly of Verizon applauds the initiative's focus to recognize influence and raise awareness within the community which it supports.


  Nominations now open for the 2018 HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards due by Monday, August 28, 2017 11:59 p.m. CT. Submit your nomination today!


Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program, explains the goals of the landmark genomics initiative – and explains how his own personal experience with whole-genome sequencing has informed his work.

(SPONSORED) HIMSS Radio guests Karen DeSalvo and Suzi Grizancic discuss the issues around gender diversity and quality in the health IT field and their involvement in the HIMSS Women in Health IT initiative.

Adnan Hamid, Assistant CIO at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, discusses the organization's areas of focus for health IT in 2017 including cybersecurity, disaster recovery, interoperability and more.

(SPONSORED) Shareefa Alabdulmunem, Head of eServices at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, and Christina Caraballo, Senior Healthcare Strategist at Get Real Health, each reflect upon what it means to receive the HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Award.


  Nominations now open for the 2018 HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards due by Monday, August 28, 2017 11:59 p.m. CT. Submit your nomination today!


Zeeshan Syed, Director of the Clinical Inference and Algorithms Program at Stanford Healthcare, presents the differences between AI and machine learning and discusses current applications of each technology in healthcare.

Cheryl Reinking, CNO at El Camino Hospital, discusses how data analytics assisted their efforts to curb a rising trend in patient falls.

M.K. Palmore, FBI assistant special agent in charge of San Francisco's Cyber Branch, also describes a fast-evolving threat landscape, explains cyber criminals' focus on ROI and discusses the emerging security trends that concern him the most.

 

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