Rick Kam collects a cadre of tactics from colleagues about the best ways to safeguard patient information from assessing risk to big data and controlling the cloud, to attacking your own leadership with phishing and social engineering campaigns.
IDC Health Insights group vice president is expecting that, by early March, the healthcare realm will see more HIPAA-compliant cloud services and an influx of organizations willing to sign HIPAA Business Associate Agreements.
An industry known as slow-footed is preserving that picture of itself by not moving clinical trials to the cloud, and security is hardly alone among the reasons. But evidence is emerging that personalized medicine is driving change.
Accountable care organizations see significant potential in clinical analytics and support software, according a recent survey, and ACOs like the Center for Healthcare Innovations, in greater Nashville, are adopting the software as a way to meet complex medical and collaboration problems.
With state budgets still recovering and the final waves of ACA implementation rolling in, state IT officials are looking to several issues, strategies and trends in 2013, including cloud services and the mobile workplace.
Millions of American consumers flocked to internet retail in the 2000s, as cloud services grew and web design blossomed. By the time the ACA was passed, a first generation of online HIXs had laid the IT groundwork.
In October, Nationwide Insurance's data systems were hacked, in a breach affecting thousands of consumers. Hacking is one of several privacy issues that may end up be plaguing parts of the health industry if IT systems don't adapt, underwriting and liability experts warn.
Healthcare organizations that push off cloud computing say the features are not compliant with existing government health data regulations. But if we don't understand the true issues, we could miss a huge opportunity. Here are three steps to success.