8 Major Problems Healthcare CIOs are Facing


The role of CIOs is increasingly changing as the business technology undergoes a major shift, making them face a difficult task of incorporating new technology while still retaining ethical standards of the healthcare industry. Cloud Computing CTO Cyber Security Health IT News CIOs healthcare

Big Data in Healthcare Will be the Norm by 2021


As the benefits of big data become more pronounced, this technology is finding a place in an increasing number of industries, not the least of which is the healthcare sector. In fact, some researchers anticipate that big data could become a staple in the way healthcare is administered by as soon as 2121. Big Data Health IT healthcare

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How Blockchain Can Revolutionize Healthcare & Medical Records


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Addressing HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud


The growth of cloud technology has certainly been felt in the healthcare space, as large amounts of medical records are now being moved to the cloud. The technology makes it more convenient and cost effective for healthcare providers to share information, but it also brings concerns regarding privacy and legal considerations, particularly where HIPAA is concerned. A possible solution to this is for organizations to rely solely on healthcare-focused data storage companies.

IBM’s Watson supercomputer brought to Finnish healthcare

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Authorities in Finland are working with IBM to improve healthcare through cognitive computing

How technology is transforming healthcare delivery in Gulf region

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IT will transform the healthcare sector in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries over the coming years

How Healthcare Can Keep Up with Accelerating Tech Cycles


” And yet in healthcare, we, as consumers are still challenged to book an appointment online and practitioners are lost in the ancient interfaces of the EMR systems that most of the time do not provide the right information at the right time for a patient (and we hope it’s the right patient!). About the Author: Eugene Borukhovich is an international expert on healthcare information technology innovation. By Eugene Borukhovich.

HIPPA and Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector: “Your PHI or your life”


Healthcare has been especially hard hit. Bob Gourley. The threat of ransomware is hitting every sector of the economy. But the biggest, most dangerous and disastrous attacks have been occurring in the more lightly defended parts of industry and government.

Vodafone whitepaper hails role of IoT in delivering personalised healthcare treatments

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Vodafone outlines how smart devices can improve patient adherence by offering them personalised healthcare

Is Virtual Reality the Next Revolution in Healthcare?


VR has been in action for longer than you’d imagine, with its hands in healthcare even decades ago. Here are a few ways virtual reality is revolutionizing healthcare. The healthcare industry is using VR as a way to teach those with PTSD techniques for coping and suppressing their triggers in a calm environment, reliving their combat experiences or other traumatic events so they can learn how to handle them better in the real world. Rick Delgado.

Vertical Market Collaboration Scenarios - Healthcare

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So far, this series has laid a foundation for understanding how vertical applications can be a way for UC vendors to differentiate, but also for business decision-makers to achieve richer results with collaboration. Most of my analysis has focused on how fragmented

Healthcare executives steer ERP investments cloudwards

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industry, hospitals and other healthcare organizations have been slow to adopt them, according to a survey from consultancy Black Book Market Research. Describing the healthcare ERP software sector as “inert,” the survey noted growth of less than 2% in 2015 as hospitals devoted fundingWhile enterprise resource planning systems have become standard in nearly every U.S.

ERP for Excellent Healthcare

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Today's healthcare professionals rely on integrated software solutions like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) because they help them to deliver better service to their patients. In fact, hospitals wouldn't be able to run efficiently without a knowledge-based IT system such as ERP in place. Doctors and nurses do an amazing job looking after their patients, but even highly educated, talented people

NHS Digital aims to put healthcare on firm cyber security footing

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NHS Digital set to work closely with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to boost healthcare sector cyber security capabilities

The Uncertain Future of Obamacare and the Healthcare Industry

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In that scenario, the future of Obamacare, and the healthcare industry at large, was certain to stay the course. The healthcare cost savings from 2010-2020 should exceed $1 trillion. More importantly, as payers and providers have adjusted their businesses to the New Healthcare Economy , we have seen improvements in quality outcomes including a 25% reduction in hospital readmissions.

CIO Lessons From The Rollout Of The U.S. Healthcare Software

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As part of the Obamacare overhaul of how healthcare is provided to U.S. citizen an opportunity to register for healthcare insurance coverage. The healthcare exchanges are the cornerstone of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s health insurance reform legislation enacted in March 2010. healthcare system will eventually be resolved. Technology Affordable Care Act glitches health insurance marketplaces healthcare Obamacare online healthcare exchange rollout

Applying the Laws of Science to the Internet of Things and Healthcare IT


Bright examples of such networks in Healthcare IT may be Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Patient Portals. Healthcare IT appears to be one of the brightest promises IoT has to offer.

2017 Predictions: Big Data, Digital, and Virtual Care Key to Engage Healthcare’s Empowered Consumer

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The healthcare industry is changing rapidly as its consumers begin to demand more of the organizations from whom they receive care and insurance. Not only are healthcare consumers sharing more financial risk for the insurance and care they receive, but they are increasingly purchasing insurance outside of group contracts via exchanges or Medicare and Medicaid programs. Providers and payers continue to struggle to understand what engages the healthcare consumer.

How Modern Technologies Change the Healthcare Industry

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Higher education and healthcare use specialist CRM in all but name

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Customer relationship management software may be targeted at businesses, but the healthcare and higher education industries have redefined it to gain better insight into their users

Insights into the cyber threat to the Healthcare Industry


The healthcare industry has long been under cyberattack. Statistically, 75% of all attacks against the healthcare sector have occurred in just the last 12 months. This presentation will dive deep into the cyber threat for healthcare providers, giving insights and actionable lessons that you can use to enhance your defense. Bob Gourley. But something has changed. Now that adversaries have found a more direct path to monetize their efforts, the number of attacks are increasing.

Merger of Two Healthcare Giants Makes IT Transformation Inevitable

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Joseph Health undergoes complete infrastructure overhaul as it integrates with Providence Health Read More. Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Data Center World Featured

Middle East healthcare on cusp of IT innovation era

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Healthcare in the Middle East looks set for a revolution, according to the first surgeon to use Google Glass during an operation

Healthcare IT Specialists Team Up to Ease ERP Transitions

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Government regulation of electronic healthcare records creates unique challenges for healthcare-related companies transitioning between ERP systems. But a new technology collaboration between Commvault and Harmony Healthcare IT promises to ease some of that transitional pain. Commvault – a New Jersey-based company specializing in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and cloud

When Ideas Mate: Plotting the Convergence of Social, Cloud and Mobile in the Healthcare Space


” While these three fast-paced technologies (social, cloud and mobile) are themselves children of many years of progress, they are here to stay, evolve and generate much needed changes in our healthcare system. I foresee a near future where we buy our healthcare (at least Level 1 Triage) like we buy iTunes songs on our mobile devices via Apple iCare. ” For the healthcare entrepreneurs and change agents, this is a familiar zone. Imagine this in healthcare!

GITEX 2017: Technology innovation empowers Middle East healthcare sector

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Technology is empowering doctors and patients, accelerating innovation and pushing the healthcare industry to the point of massive change, according to digital health expert John Nosta, who is set to speak at GITEX 2017 in Dubai

MWC 2017: How virtual reality could be the next big thing for healthcare

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The IEEE’s Wendy Powell reveals how virtual reality could transform healthcareConsumer virtual reality was again a hot topic at Mobile World Congress in 2017, but the technology is now advanced enough that use cases are emerging in other sectors.

Hackers are coming for your healthcare records -- here’s why

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But data from the healthcare industry, which includes both personal identities and medical histories, can live a lifetime. And a study by the Brookings Institution predicts that one in four data breaches this year will hit the healthcare industry.

Watch Out Translators, Google Wants Your Job!

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Google after second shot disrupting healthcare-and Apple-with Health 2.0 Capitalizing on the demand for digital healthcare solutions, Google rolled out its HealthX API platform through Apigee at Health 2.0 customer engagement digital business healthcare voice servicesannouncement Google made several announcements Wednesday around new hardware, software, and developer tools.

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Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

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That said, Podesta believes the healthcare industry still lags in certain areas, particularly in its adoption of cloud computing and its efforts to develop effective, efficient partnerships with vendors. With more than 35 years of health IT experience, UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta has witnessed the dramatic evolution of IT as well as the impact that technology has had in transforming medical operations and patient care.

Consumer Good Unclear in CVS/Aetna Merger

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In healthcare deals, […]. age of the customer Amazon B2C marketing customer experience digital business healthcare mergers & acquisitions (M&As) amazon customer service digital strategy digital transformation health insurance PBM pharmacyCVS and Aetna have formalized a merger agreement with CVS set to acquire Aetna for roughly $69 Billion dollars. In deals of this nature, approval hinges on one thing: consumer good.

To Liberate Healthcare Data, Dip into Data Lakes

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The other day I was talking to a healthcare CIO about the trend of data liberation or what I like to call Open Data. I didn’t need to remind the healthcare executive how behind the trend she was. Social Media Checkup: Healthcare Industry Growing Stronger.

The Effects that Augmented Reality Will Have on Healthcare

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Augmented reality is the future, and it will impact many areas of health care