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…

IoMT: Keep Up or Clean Up

When your smart thermostat fails, your home may get a little overheated. The breach of a security camera might result in a break in or a stolen package off the front porch. But failure of an Internet-connected heart monitor or the hacking of a device configured to remind an elderly patient to take their hypertension…

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…

Baseball and Big Data

Can healthcare learn something from the national pastime? As a CMO and former CMIO, I’ve spent the better part of my professional life looking at numbers and trying to wrestle with the enigma that has come to be known as Population Health. As a 2017 article in HealthIT Analytics so aptly titled it, “population health…