Last year's Target data breach, in which up to 110 million credit card numbers were stolen from the company's network, wasn't an isolated event or tough luck for one company and its customers. The fact is, such a data breach could happen to any organization, including hospitals and health systems. Check out these three strategies to avoid falling prey to such a massive data breach.
In part 2 of an exclusive interview with FierceHealthIT, former Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner shares his advice for new CIOs in the industry, as well as lessons learned.
Toshiba sees healthcare technology for seniors as a $10 billion opportunity, according to an article in Senior Housing News. The company is using LED televisions and imaging displays to launch its latest series of mobile tech solutions available for older adults, clinicians and other healthcare providers via a subsidiary.
A new simulation game aims to teach doctors and nurses how to work more collaboratively and avoid conflicts in order to prevent dangerous or sometimes fatal miscommunications.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to recover improper payments made through its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the Electronic Prescribing Incentive (eRx) Program, according to a recent notice published in the Federal Register.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) have announced they will be conducting monthly threat briefings, starting in April, in an expansion of industry cyber threat preparedness and education efforts.
End-to-end ICD-10 testing for providers, announced late last month by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will take place this July, CMS confirmed on Friday.
Consumers who track their own health data are willing to contribute that information to larger research projects--and researchers eager to use it--if some basic concerns can be worked out, according to the Health Data Exploration (HDE) project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Due to a shift in the healthcare industry toward minimally invasive procedures performed with robot technology--for which safety often is disputed--the medical robot market is set to explode.
Healthcare leaders need to read "Code Red: Inside the nightmare launch of HealthCare.gov and the team that figured out how to fix it." Steven Brill's article in the March 10, 2014, issue of Time is a must-read for several reasons.
Despite the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' recently published Meaningful Use hardship exemption guidance, hospital CIOs who serve on FierceHealthIT's Editorial Advisory Board said that the incentive program will still put their organizations under tremendous pressure.
A database collaboration between the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons will link clinical data and allow for tracking of long-term patient outcomes.
Using a health information exchange system may reduce hospitalizations from the emergency department and save money, according to a new study from Weill Cornell Medical College published this week in Applied Clinical Informatics.
While whole genome sequencing scanners have improved rapidly over the last 10 years, they still aren't ready to go mainstream, according to research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
According to former Sharp HealthCare CIO Bill Spooner, patient matching efforts should be more about improving safety than achieving perfection. To that end, Spooner, who recently retired after 18 years leading the San Diego-based health system's IT initiatives--and 35 years overall at Sharp--told FierceHealthIT in an exclusive interview that the government shouldn't be so quick to dismiss use of a universal identifier.
According to Glenn Steele, CEO of Geisinger Health System, there's no outcome that can't be improved, and smarter business intelligence comes from insightful use data.