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

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

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

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

The Future of Personal Health Devices

For years now, manufacturers and distributors of health devices have focused their marketing on a target audience who either places a high premium on personal fitness or on those who suffer from chronic illness and disease. The Future of Personal Health Devices Smart consumers who also place a high premium on personal wellness and preventive

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare IT

A CIO article, “Artificial Intelligence: Humankind’s Best Chance for a Healthier Future,” makes a really good point about the past and future of medicine. Many of the greatest advances in medicine depended upon observation and almost accidental discoveries. Really smart people had to be in the right place at the right time. For example, Pasteur