Web-based applications and interfaces are increasingly common in the health care industry. Read here about advances in the field and about related topics such as how enterprise intranets facilitate communications across disparate locations.
New contract signings that health information technology vendors announced during the week of September 28.
As incentives change in healthcare, providers need a far more accurate accounting of the costs of items, both large and small, to better manage declining reimbursements. Several startup companies are rising to meet these challenges for tracking elusive costs figures in healthcare.
The various terms used to describe the epochal shift in healthcare population-driven healthcare, value-based healthcare, consumer-directed healthcare, to name just a few have one thing in common: everybody's expectations about more efficient care are higher.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on Monday released the final Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for 2015-2020, aimed at modernizing the nations health IT infrastructure beyond just electronic health records.
Earlier this year, 13 healthcare CIOs convened to discuss the challenges and opportunities of optimizing health information technology systems. They came up with seven takeaways for success in the session that Scottsdale Institute and Impact Advisors sponsored.
Commentary: IBM Watson Healths event had some demos and a number of executive guest speakers, but offered little new insight into long-term strategy for healthcare.
Mobile devices are everywhere in healthcare organizations with clinicians, staff, patients and visitors routinely on a device. The devices that providers use often contain protected health information. Andrew Hoog, CEO at mobile security platform vendor NowSecure, says the average device connects to more than 160 unique IP addresses each day. Hoog offers 10 tips to boost your mobile security.
The entrance of Salesforce into the healthcare arena with its Health Cloud customer relationship management platform brings a big boost to startup vendor and customer PatientPop, which offers a web marketing platform for physicians.
Malicious hackers are coming into your network perimeters and getting inside your information systems. But, with a caveat, thats exactly what security vendor Attivo Networks wants.
Customer relationship management services vendor Salesforce has introduced its first healthcare-specific cloud hosting service, called Salesforce Health Cloud, but it isnt yet available.
Organizations use 730 cloud services on average, according to the latest Netskope Cloud Report. Departments and individuals these days often can use cloud apps without consulting the IT department. Take these five steps to build a compelling enterprise cloud security strategy.
When the bring your own device (BYOD) trend first emerged, many companies were uncertain how to handle data security and ensure their data wasnt compromised or put in the wrong hands. Today, CIOs and CISOs are well aware that BYOD is one of the biggest threats to enterprise data security.
Xerox continues to invest in healthcare analytics by making its second such acquisition in recent months, this time picking up RSA Medical, which offers predictive analytics to health and life insurers.
Trouble lurks in the shadows for healthcare providers that knowingly or unwittingly upload otherwise protected data to the cloud; when its shared from the cloud, it can result in potential regulatory compliance violations and introduce security risks. Organizations from many industries have sent this so-called shadow data through cloud apps, says Elastica, a cloud platform vendor that provides services to several industries. Elastica used anonymized and aggregated data to assess the degree to which clients unknowingly have shadow data in their cloud apps. The biggest offenders, surprisingly, were in healthcare. (Photo: Fotolia)
The excitement generated by the massive changes in healthcare reimbursement and delivery has created a flood of new technology to address gaps in the industry. Some long-time observers say theyre reminded of the late 1990s, when anything related to the Internet was greeted with awe and investor dollars. Today's health information technology climate is just as fraught with potential and uncertainty.