Alomere Health, a Minnesota-based hospital operator, has begun notifying patients of a data breach that impacts more than 49,351 patients. On October 31, 2019, a malicious attacker gained unauthorized access to an employee email account, then hijacked a second account days later on November 6. The details were recently published on the health providers' website.
These days, effective cybersecurity in healthcare is as critical as ever. Last year, more than 32 million patients had their personal and medical information stolen in data breaches across the United States. While moves are being made, the fact remains that healthcare providers still have many holes to plug when it comes to the illegal or accidental outpouring of patient data.
End users are complaining of slow logon issues and there is no visibility if root cause is within the Citrix Broker Service, an issue with group profiles or even session latency.
Horizontal innovation refers to the inculcation of technological advancements in different industries and domains of human life. When we imagine how these life-changing technologies are poised to change our lives, at the beginning of their adoption curve, the future is somewhat filled with hopes and fears. Statisticians and logicians have shown their support for the induction of these technologies into our lifestyle – and rightly so.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was signed into law before the rollout of major social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And as such, there are no specific HIPAA rules for social media. However, some HIPAA laws and standards apply to the use of social media by health care organizations and their workers. Because of that, each health care organization must implement a HIPAA social media policy to decrease the risk of HIPAA violations.
I recently joined Cloudera as Managing Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences (HCLS), and I’m excited to be here! During my first six months with Cloudera, I’ve been meeting with many customers, from providers to payers to life sciences organizations to capture their input, learn about their challenges, and partner with them to help drive data transformation in their organizations.
Physicians surveyed listed administrative tasks as a key cause of frustration and physician burnout. Accordingly, this results in workplace issues including, delays in communication, mishaps in surgery and monitoring failures. Fortunately, OnPage curated its HIPAA-compliant, clinical communications solution to help reduce physician burnout and improve care team collaboration, preventing dire consequences in the process.
How do you match health care practitioners to the right job? When The Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria (PMCV) had to recruit doctors and nurses for the healthcare match system it administers, they needed an efficient solution that would take into account a high number of complex variables while remaining agile and, most importantly, accurate. At UserCentric, we devised a solution that gives PMCV administrators control over the entire recruiting experience.