In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Technology Evangelist Nathan Wenzler shares some of the key takeaways from Ponemon's recently published study of Privacy & Data Security in Healthcare. The bottom line: Healthcare organizations must do more to protect sensitive data from breach threats. With 91% of respondents falling victim to at least one data breach in the past 2 years, healthcare IT teams must take action.
In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, Managing Editor Erin McCann shares the news that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially released a long-awaited mobile security guide, specifically written for protecting medical data. This 82-page book offers healthcare institutions insights into how to bolster mHealth cybersecurity.
In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-at-Large Bernie Monegain shares that New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, one of Derive's customers, will use Athenahealth's cloud-based models for care coordination, population health management, and clinical integration.
In a Healthcare IT News article earlier this week, contributing writer Jack McCarthy explains how the Department of Defense Health Agency (DHA) is working to modernize its IT infrastructure in order to develop up-to-date, fully-operational IT services for its military health system. David Bowen, CIO for the Military Health System says that these "efforts are on schedule".
In an article earlier this week from Healthcare IT News, Editor-At-Large Bernie Monegain, shares that Athenahealth unveiled a secure text messaging service that can be integrated with their cloud-based EHR platform called athenaText. This will allow any healthcare professionals across the country to join the Athenahealth network by accessing athenaText at no cost via mobile.
In an article last week from FierceHealthIT, author Katie Dvorak explains how while technology in the healthcare system makes things easier, it also makes things more complicated; specifically from a security perspective. Security should be a top priority for healthcare organizations since simply having good technical people will no longer stop breaches.
In an article yesterday from Healthcare IT News, author Sherree Geyer explains how using mobile apps can help cut costs for hospitals by reducing readmissions. Using these apps can help keep patients away from hospitals or doctors' offices, which is also beneficial to the patient.
In an article yesterday from HIT Consultant, Mercy Health's CMIO Dr. Stephen Beck, explains how Mercy Health is using telehealth solutions to overcome healthcare challenges, while increasing the quality of care. Roeen Roashan of IHS Technology explains how changes in this field are necessary to allow healthcare organizations to operate more efficiently and effectively "amid rising expenses, an aging population and an increasing prevalence of chronic diseases".
In an article last week from Healthcare IT News, author Tom Sullivan describes the launch of one NYU Langone Medical Center's new registration system. This system includes palm scanning, eCapture tools, and uses the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
In an article this week from Healthcare IT News, author Chris Bowen describes how having direct access to patients' personal health records leads cyber thieves directly to them. According to IBM research, "the vast majority of cybercrime is highly organized and generating unprecedented profits."