Falling Short: Predictive Analytics and Healthcare Security

VertitechIT Executive Project Officer and IT security/HIPAA compliance consultant Teresa Grogan says many healthcare institutions are employing a “set it and forget it” mentality when implementing predictive analytics technology to fight cyber threats. She says that practice is a shortcut that will come back to haunt them. In an interview with Healthcare Info Security, Terry…

Is This Apple Good For Your Health?

What is it with tech companies who know virtually nothing about healthcare (GoogleHealth and Microsoft HealthVault were awesome weren’t they?) who suddenly think they can build a better mousetrap? What makes them feel that they can take a seemingly carefree drive down an already well-travelled road littered with industry and government created potholes (interoperability and…

Phishing: Don’t Get Hooked!

“Gone fishin.” It’s easy to let your mind wander as winter turns to spring and the sun extends that perfect invitation to get out of the office and forget about life for a while. And then you glance back at your computer screen. “Gone phishing.” Your spam folder is filled with get rich quick schemes,…

Blockchain Technology: It’s Not Ready for Healthcare Prime Time

The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has everyone talking about blockchain. IT engineers and programmers the world over are eager to find uses for the technology, extending far beyond the realm of new age investments. In fact, some experts are even considering the potential use of blockchain technology in the healthcare field. On the surface,…

Best IT Blogs 2018: Must-Read Resources for CIOs, IT & Security Pros

Information Technology.  Sometimes we get so focused on the bits and bytes side of the equation we forget about the information part.  When it comes right down to it, IT is all about using technology to inform, to communicate, to make the business of doing business easier and more understandable. That’s why we compiled this…