Want to know the greatest security problem at your organization? It's not BYOD, un-encrypted data or authentication, though these are all a concern. Your biggest problem is that your employees can't keep from snooping in patient records they have no business being in.
When it comes to keeping patient data secure, vigilance must be institutionalized, says Daniel Berger, president and CEO of Redspin, Inc., a healthcare IT security assessment company based in Santa Barbara, CA.
Names, dates of birth, prescription drugs and dates of service were part of the information compromised when an unencrypted portable computer hard drive goes missing at the Unity Health Plans Insurance Corporation.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is powerful technology that can be use to plug the wholes in the data leakage dam affecting organizations worldwide. In the healthcare industry the consequences of leakage are particularly dire. This white paper offers an indtroduction to the topic of DLP, which is one of the most important and powerful tools in the information security industry.
For more than 60 years, Blood Systems has been offering its life-giving services throughout the Western U.S. Blood Systems wanted to optimize its network for business value, migrating to the latest WAN services. Read this white paper to learn how Blood Systems increased flexibility and now support business continuity requirements so the nation’s blood supply wouldn’t be interrupted in the face of a natural disaster or pandemic.
This interactive map will show you how innovative technologies can enable public sector healthcare to improve patient access to healthcare, transform the clinician experience, improve clinical processes, create new models of care and lower costs. Specifically, this guide will show how clinicians conduct remote consultations, use wireless IP phones and radios, as well as how patients can connect to clinicians for home monitoring.
As employees bring their mobile devices to the workplace, while it may increase productivity and reduce cost, it also causes security weaknesses. IBM has authored a white paper, "Securing Mobile Devices in the Business Environment." Download this paper to learn more about mobile security device threats and how to establish a mobile security strategy.
This IDC Health Insights white paper identifies the key benefits from desktop virtualization in the clinical environment and presents case studies from three hospitals with detailed interviews, adopting desktop virtualization in the clinical environment. Read the report to find out how desktop virtualization has helped these organizations improve efficiency in the IT department, drive adoption of EMR applications, and support clinician mobility with wireless access, various client hardware options, and single sign-on.
Despite being identified as an essential tool to support quality care initiatives, improve patient safety and reduce healthcare costs, EMR and EHR systems have been stuck in a slow growth cycle. However, pressure is quickly mounting on caregivers to adopt and demonstrate meaningful use of EMR/EHR technology. Healthcare Informatics Research recently interviewed nearly 500 healthcare organizations to shed light on the current state of EMR/EHR adoption. Download this report to discover how organizations are overcoming obstacles to adoption, how they're benefitting from EMR/EHR solutions, and where the industry is going next.
This whitepaper provides tips based on best practices gathered through analysis of the industry and direct experience with thousands of cloud deployments—including tips from CIOs, program and project managers, directors of IT, engineers, developers, and administrators in various industries and various size companies
Transformative changes such as healthcare reform mandates, advanced stages of meaningful use criteria and conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10 code sets require healthcare providers’ IT assets to be flexible, scalable and interoperable in order to respond. Learn how user virtualization provides the ability to react quickly while improving user experience and operational efficiency.
True reform of the healthcare system will depend on having clinical data points available upon which to make decisions. At this point, clinical data exchange remains mostly theoretical; even the exchange of administrative data is fraught with challenges. In order to get the right incentives in place through both meaningful use and payment reform, we need a very focused and deliberate plan moving forward. We are making progress -- but it must move faster. Gain insight into what levers are being considered and pulled in order to help realize the promise of health information exchange.
While a “cancer” in society was expectantly expressed, multiple technologies were employed to collect data and synthesize into a format that provided law enforcement with the informatics needed to isolate and ultimately expunge the offending sources.
The time has come to tackle integrity of health information, not just the technical and operational mechanisms for the sending and receiving it, particularly as EHR kinks get ironed out both among internal users and the patients they serve.
This week in Government Health IT: Reports expose state and local governments as ill-prepared, whether that be for Big Data or cyber-attacks. Also, think tanks talk patient-centered care for cost-savings.
New apps, devices or gadgets are bound to bring along legal questions, and not just concerning HIPAA compliance, which likely will make doctors hesitant to prescribe these types of solutions to patients.