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.
After the National Association of Insurance Commissioners assembled a list of questions on health insurance exchanges, CMS has published an explanation of the technical and policy details of the federal data hub, the eligibility and enrollment system that'll be used for Medicaid, CHIP and exchanges.
CMS contracts with eight vendors over 10 years to better integrate its IT business systems and health information with demands of health reform, EHR meaningful use and increasing Medicare beneficiaries.
The 1,000 Genomes Project has produced an integrated haplotype map based on 1,092 individuals from across the globe, highlighting parts of the genome often associated with disease susceptibility, drug response and reaction to environmental factors. The open source databases are hoped to expand clinical innovation.
Despite the substantive growth predicted for cloud computing in healthcare, privacy and security issues remain, but according to a new report some of those might actually be driving health organizations to the cloud model.
The telecom provider unwrapped a portfolio of cloud services, including co-location, enterprise and private cloud editions, tailored specifically for healthcare, one of the last industries to embrace the cloud but also one poised to reap the most benefits from the model.
The transcendent nature of cloud services could help break down existing boundaries between currently disparate data sources, open them to information exchange and, ultimately, provide the connectivity and integration necessary for accountable care.