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.
Federal health IT privacy and security advisors are weighing options for new policies, or just good models, for patients to grant caregivers and family members the power of personal health information management.
When it comes to data breaches, don't think in terms of "will it happen?" Think: "when it happens, will I be prepared?" One expert says 2014 is going to open the floodgates on healthcare data breaches.
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.
A new era in healthcare IT has arrived! Even when physicians can’t physically be there, new advances in technology allow them to always “virtually” be on the scene to save a life - whether it’s in the middle of the night or on their day off. In this short video, you’ll watch how a cardiologist prescribes a patient the medicine he needs stat at 2 a.m. You’ll see how easily you can access clinical desktops from anywhere and access real-time info about patients as they’re getting wheeled into the ER. In addition, the video will show you how to go mobile instantly with desktops that follow users, review real-time ER caseloads and enable HD face-to-face telemedicine. Also, watch how this doctor uses voice recognition to update patient records and secure patient health information (PHI) on devices. Don’t you love living in the future?
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.
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.