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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted users of a computerized infusion pump, which communicates with hospital information systems via a wired or wireless connection over facility network infrastructures, that it has serious cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could put patient safety at risk.
Retail pharmacy CVS Health and tech giant IBM have teamed to use predictive analytics and IBMs Watson supercomputer to enable healthcare providers and insurers to better manage care for patients with chronic diseases.
As Microsoft Corp. launches Windows 10 today, the operating system arrives in a remarkably different world than earlier launches like Windows 8, Windows XP and Windows 95. Indeed, the cloud computing, mobile, social and big data waves have dramatically altered the IT landscape. Here's where Windows 10 potentially fits into the corporate IT conversation.
Every healthcare organization goes through some type of system upgrade or implementation. Its common to develop a detailed project plan to ensure all tasks are performed and all deadlines are met. But what may look like a well designed plan on paper may not anticipate day-to-day issues that can put an implementation at risk.
Prominent researchers are calling on government agencies to fund a global genomic data commons in the cloud to serve as a worldwide research resource driving development of next-generation treatments.
Implementing any electronic health record is expensive, whether its a first go-live or whether an organization is transitioning to a new system. Hayes Management Consulting offers some proven tips around budget development that can save organizations time, money and the headache of correcting costly mistakes later in the implementation process.
Healthcare professionals have been using shared workstations and laptops for decades to boost clinician productivity, streamline workflows and lower costs. So it should come as no surprise that this highly mobile workforce is using shared tablets at the point of care as well. But to actually gain the same benefits, organizations need to provide clinicians with fast and easy access to shared tablets while minimizing the risks that they can pose.
Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., discovered on January 29, 2015 a cyberattack on its information systems. Following an investigation during which it learned the attack initially hit on May 5, 2014, the insurer now is notifying about 11 million affected individuals.
Mobile technology developer Citrix has released its mobile analytics report for the first half of 2015, and the Android operating system shows surprising strength.
Geisinger Health System in Dansville, Penn., has become the first healthcare organization in the state with access to the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, a public network exchange built and managed by the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research to provide broadband connectivity, foster collaboration and promote innovative use of digital technologies.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a two-year pilot to study innovative approaches to quickly search electronic health records and medical literature for relevant published studies to hasten evidence-based clinical decisions.
IBM has taken a big move with its Watson supercomputer product line, making a free cloud-based beta version of its Watson Analytics software available to all.
IBM Corp. has a new plan for its Watson supercomputer: to support consumers personal health and fitness goals.
Northwestern University researchers have collaborated on a new three-dimensional modeling approach to training pediatric surgeons that makes practice surgeries far more realistic and safer.
In an effort to better analyze and leverage a growing tsunami of mammoth biomedical data sets, the National Institutes of Health has awarded $32 million in grants as part of its Big Data to Knowledge initiative.