The Office of Civil Rights is not out to get you. But it does expect you to make good-faith efforts at protecting patient data.By Mark Fulford Partner at LBMCís Security & Risk Services, 11/21/20140 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Health IT pros are focused on government mandates and programs, which leaves little time to optimize the new technology they've added over the last few years.By InformationWeek Staff , 11/14/20140 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/13/20148 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Children's Miracle Network, which helps 170 partner hospitals raise money, wants to generate $1 billion annually through 2022. New virtualization infrastructure is helping to realize this goal. By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 11/12/20141 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
A state initiative spurs digital healthcare innovation, blurring the lines between healthcare and human services.By Kaveh Safavi M.D., J.D., Global Managing Director, Accenture Health, 11/7/20140 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/31/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Data analytics can improve disease-related processes to mitigate human suffering and ensure that future outbreaks are managed more effectively. By Stanton Martin Solutions Architect, SAS Institute, 10/29/20146 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Current digital policies don't adequately cover dead people, much less zombies. As we approach Halloween, here are five digital policies that need updating.
By Daniel Castro Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 10/29/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/28/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A loved one's week in the hospital provides insight into ways hospitals can enhance the patient experience and cut costs. Here are seven suggestions.By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/24/20146 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/20144 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Nearly half of all security breaches occur in healthcare, and outdated medical records systems make data more vulnerable. An up-to-date EHR system can help solve security concerns, save money, and improve patient care.By Michael A.M. Davies Founder & Chairman, Endeavour Partners, 10/22/20141 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Americans have lost faith in the healthcare industry. A more realistic view of the profession, coupled with the right technology, can help restore that trust.By Paul Cerrato , 10/14/20142 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.By Joshua New Policy Analyst, Center for Data Innovation, 10/10/20145 comments | Read | Post a Comment
California Supreme Court will decide whether the state's medical board breached patient privacy when it used data from a state prescription database to discipline a physician.By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/8/20142 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Big data's role in healthcare could be hindered by government privacy regulations such as HIPAA, say experts at the Body Computing Conference. Who should own health data?By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/6/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Healthcare Data Breaches Cost More Than You ThinkHealthcare providers just don't get it. They refuse to see the need to fully secure their protected health information from unauthorized users -- and from authorized users who abuse their access privileges. As a result, they don't allocate enough budgetary resources for securing medical data.