The healthcare industry is not immune from today's relentless wave of
cyberattacks. Cyber theft of protected health information (PHI) is on the
rise, and health organizations understand that 100 percent prevention of
attacks is not realistic.
According to Ponemon Institute's Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy &
Security of Healthcare Data report, nearly 90 percent of all healthcare
organizations have suffered at least one data breach in the last two years.
According to another report, 88 percent of ransomware attacks in Q2 2016 were
on healthcare entities.
Traditional prevention and detection techniques are falling short, and
healthcare IT professionals are scrambling for new approaches that can more
effectively detect attacks and mitigate the growing risks and damage.
Emerging on the scene, deception-based solutions offer a proven way to stop
attackers in the... (more)
Making Healthcare the Way It Should Be
By Sanjeev Agrawal, president and CMO, LeanTaaS Healthcare
Interoperability continues to be one of healthcare IT's biggest trends in
2016 as the industry sees momentous forward movement.
In fact, interoperability is not a new trend. It has been an important
mission (and a challenge) for healthcare administrators for decades, but the
past couple of years have been game-changing.
First, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants
interoperability to be a common feature in all EHRs by 2024 so that patient
data can be shared across systems to provide better care at a lower cost.
Since the 2009 passage of the Health Information Technology for Economic and
Clinical Health Act (HITECH), a $30 billion initiative to accelerate EHR
adoption, more than 433,000 professionals (95 percent of eligible hospitals
and 60 percent... (more)
While there has been much ado about interoperability, there are still no real
solutions, same as last year and the year before that. The large EHR vendors
who continue to dominate the market still maintain that interoperability is
all but solved, still can't connect EHRs across the continuum causing
frustration by providers and a disservice to patients. The ONC pays lip
service to the problem, but that is about it. It is time for the healthcare
industry to consider alternatives like middleware which has been proven in
other industries such as finance, retail and hospitality.
The lack of EHR interoperability continues to pose a serious threat to
healthcare initiatives, according to a recent report published by the
American Hospital Association (AHA). The report discusses the various aspects
of the healthcare industry and care delivery that are negatively impacted by ... (more)
Wearable Medical Devices to Drive Global Wireless Health Market till 2023
Recent estimations show that an astounding 1.8 million people across the
world will be using wireless remote monitoring devices by 2017. Many of these
users will be those suffering from chronic diseases. To put that into
perspective, consider this: about 75% of all healthcare expenditure worldwide
is spent on patients suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes,
asthma, and Alzheimer's, and cardiovascular problems. Grappling with these
issues, the healthcare industry has attempted to increase the integration of
technology into medical services, and the wireless health market is expected
to benefit from this. Transparency Market Research's report, titled
‘Wireless Health Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth,
Trends and Forecast 2015-2023,' says that wearable medical device... (more)
One of the great challenges of cloud computing is the seemingly endless
possibilities it provides.
Yes, you read that right. The perceived infiniteness of the cloud is both an
asset and a challenge, especially when it comes to the healthcare industry.
With its strict regulations regarding privacy (i.e., HIPAA), healthcare
organizations have been timid (and slow, in comparison to other industries)
to adopt cloud computing efforts.
Yet, cloud computing done right is changing the way healthcare organizations
operate and facilitating many providers' goal of delivering a patient-centric
Leveraging the power of the cloud starts with choosing the right partners and
tools. Implementation of cloud services doesn't have to be an all-in
scenario; in fact, there are relatively easy ways organizations can start
harnessing the power of the cloud. From public, private... (more)
Have You Upgraded Your Body to Version 2.0?
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our
physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change
rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of
the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is
automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected"
In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus
Consulting, will discuss the impact of wearables, IoT and predictive
analytics on health and the consumer. At the end of this presentation, the
audience will have a new perspective on health and the Internet of Things.
Lisa Calkins is the CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting. She brings with
her over 20 years of experience in software consulting. Before Amadeu... (more)
The Future of Hospital Operations Looks like "Air Traffic Control"
By Mohan Giridharadas
Explosion of data volumes. Interoperability of systems. Large servers in the
sky that can analyze enormous amounts of data, compute complex algorithms in
real time, and communicate in microseconds. Mobile communication through
devices that patients, providers and staff all carry all the time. What does
this all mean for hospital operations? Based on working with dozens of
hospitals and conversations with 100+ others, we think the near future of
hospital operations is quite exciting. Call it what you will - "Hospital
2.0," "No Waiting Rooms," "Hospital Operations Center" - the basic building
blocks to enable the future of hospital operations are already here.
Today, two major shifts are putting pressure on hospitals to rethink how they
deliver care: (a) increased demand for care fr... (more)
The next edition of the HP Discover Performance Podcast Series details how a
healthcare solutions provider leverages big-data capabilities.
Learn how MZI Healthcare has deployed the HP Vertica Analytics Platform to
help their customers better understand population healthcare trends and
identify how well healthcare processes are working.
To discover more about how high-performance and cost-effective big-data
processing forms a foundational element to improving overall healthcare
quality and efficiency, join Greg Gootee, Product Manager at MZI Healthcare,
based in Orlando. The discussion, which took place at the recent HP Vertica
Big Data Conference in Boston, is moderated by Dana Gardner, Principal
Analyst at Interarbor Solutions. [Disclosure: HP is a sponsor of
Here are some excerpts:
Gardner: How important is big data turning out to be fo... (more)
Slide Deck from Gene Dragotta and Sachin Agarwal's Cloud Expo Presentation: A
Peek into the Future of Mobile-Enabled Health Care
While unprecedented technological advances have been made in healthcare in
areas such as genomics, digital imaging and Health Information Systems,
access to this information has not been easy for both the healthcare provider
and the patient themselves. Regulatory compliance and controls, information
lock-in in proprietary Electronic Health Record systems and security concerns
have made it difficult to share data across health care providers.
The opportunities inherent in mobile technology are dramatically changing the
way healthcare business gets done. Healthcare provider professionals are
adopting mobile devices and tablets as an alternative to desktops/laptops and
using mobile applications to augment gaps in existing patient management
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise
data protection and information management, has been named "Bronze Sponsor"
of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June
7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th
International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016, at the
Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Commvault has launched Commvault Clinical Archive to modernize the way
healthcare organizations manage, migrate and share clinical data.
As hospitals and healthcare providers look to control costs and improve
patient care, centralizing information management using Commvault Clinical
Archive breaks down data silos, reduces storage costs and complexity, enables
better data sharing, and eliminates the costs of maintaining and supporting
legacy application... (more)
The competitive landscape of the global cloud computing market in the
healthcare industry is crowded due to the presence of a large number of
players. The large number of participants has led to the fragmented nature of
the market. Some of the major players operating in the global cloud computing
market in the healthcare industry are Cisco Systems Inc., Carestream Health
Inc., Carecloud Corp., AGFA Healthcare, IBM Corp., Cleardata Networks, Merge
Healthcare Inc., Microsoft Corp., Intel Corp., and Oracle Corp.
"The high level of customization required by various healthcare organizations
has resulted in the emergence of a large number of market players with unique
expertise," a TMR analyst points out. This level of customized services
prevents any form of standardization across the market.
Concerns About Data Leakage Is a Major Challenge for Market Players
Rapid transfo... (more)