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John Houston, Vice President, Privacy and Information Security & Associate Counsel at UPMC and a speaker at the 2014 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, talks about the "insider threats" in healthcare organizations.Thumbnail:
Kevin Fu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan and speaker at the 2014 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, addresses the vulnerabilities of medical devices and the potential risks to patients.Thumbnail:
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For at least the last decade, the health IT field has seen a scholarly back-and-forth on the effectiveness of electronic medical records. As soon as one study is published that finds technology has little impact on patient outcomes, another emerges that seems to show just the opposite.
After landing 11 new grants, clinicians at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are gearing up for projects aimed at boosting care and engaging patients.
The grants, awarded by the Beckwith Institute, are intended to give clinicians and other staff chances to try out changes big and small to involve patients and raise the level of care.
Let’s start simply with the results. The questions will come later.
In their 2014 EHR Report—a survey of 18,575 physicians on their EHR preferences—Medscape concludes that doctors like using the VA’s Computerized Provider Record System (CPRS), the core electronic record in the broader VistA platform, more than any other solution.
Here’s what they said.
Phil Alexander, Information Security Officer at UMC and session panelist at the 2014 Privacy & Security Forum in San Diego, discusses the rise of cyber crime and the importance of personalizing employee education around security.Thumbnail:
No matter where you go, it seems, someone's talking up mHealth. But according to two two officials with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association, a healthy wariness is in order.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, has released a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become part of a healthcare IT workforce.
Eighty-five IT teams are in the running to be named a top hospital in the Healthcare IT News 2014 "Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments" program.
More than 5,000 IT staff from 194 nominated hospitals completed the 79-question online survey. To qualify to be considered a top hospital, at least half the employees in an IT department needed to complete the survey.