Electronic Health Records and the Cloud

As medical companies begin to take advantage of the benefits of the cloud, numerous questions arise regarding data privacy, HIPAA, and electronic health records. Cloud-based EHR software makes it easier to manage patient records and thus provides a far better level of care to the patient. This is especially true for smaller practices and boutique

Big Data and Brexit: How Finance Analysis Reacts to Global Events

Big data analysis is generally designed to take advantage of large global trends. Through big data, financial analysts are able to look for patterns over very long periods of time. But how does big data and financial analysis react to large world view events such as Brexit? Technical Investing and World News Trading There are

Government Security Breaches: 4 Lessons Learned

Public agencies should ostensibly have the best security out there — after all, they’re protecting large volumes of confidential information. Nevertheless, there have been many high profile government security breaches lately, from the Secretary of State to the IRS. Here are a few of the major lessons that have been learned for both public and

Healthcare Industry is the Most-Targeted by Cyberattackers says Survey

“Electronic health records are prime targets because healthcare organizations lack the resources, processes, and technologies to protect them. And it’s only going to get worse”…InformationWeek, OnLine Commentary by Rick Kam and Larry Ponemon, May 27, 2015 The scary prediction posited by the above quote has already become reality, according to 63 percent of those who

The Need for Data Governance in Sensitive Industries

Whether you manage data for an industry such as healthcare, government or finance, you of course know that you need to take certain measures to steel your system against potential threats.  The need for data governance in these and other sensitive industries is critical since you and your IT team are the stewards of your

Virtualized RIS PACS Deployment – Moving to the Cloud

Cloud-based, virtualized RIS (radiology information system) and PACS (picture archiving and communication system) deployment will be a boon for many healthcare organizations, but it may require some salesmanship to convince some organizations to extend their budget. Cloud-based systems are especially effective for RIS/PACS deployment due to the nature of the media involved and the need

The Banking Industry and Cloud Computing

Banking and financial organizations have been steadily improving their technology to provide a more modern system to their customers. In recent years, many banks have begun adopting cloud technology as a way to improve their internal business operations and provide better accessibility to their consumers. Though there may be some concerns regarding system security, cloud

Designing a Medical-Grade Network

Healthcare organizations have a variety of unique needs when it comes to their network and IT infrastructure. For this reason, it’s always been difficult for healthcare organizations to adopt modern technology standards — not only is privacy a major concern, but so is the access and availability of care. For healthcare organizations to best transition

An Real Hard Look at FedRAMP

Security is often a concern for organizations adopting cloud technologies. Though cloud technology is not inherently less secure than on-premise technology, it does require new and unique protocols and standards. The federal government has addressed these needs through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), designed to create consistent protocols for authentication and classification on cloud

How the Best Mergers & Acquisitions Specimens Excel at Technology Integration

Integration is the most important aspect of any acquisition or merger, yet very few acquirers are able to finesse their integration in a way that doesn’t result in some significant disruption. The more smoothly two companies are able to integrate, the more value will be able to be retained within both businesses. Those who work in acquisitions

How Big Data is Improving Patient Outcomes

Hospitals throughout the world have been working to integrate big data analysis and storage into their medical systems. With the modern shift towards electronic health records and mobile health management, the medical industry is now able to collect and analyze more data than ever before. Through this information, medical professionals may be able to acquire