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More health-care providers seeking outside help with security

Unauthorized data access by employees is one of the most significant security problems in health care, according to a new report. The findings by KLAS, which consulted 106 health-care providers to produce its report “Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges,” echo that of another reported produced by Verizon. The latter also found… Continue reading More health-care providers seeking outside help with security

Focus on your core business by outsourcing your IT

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Denis Tanguay’s workload has quadrupled over the past few years, and he has been struggling to stay on top ensuring that systems are secure and available when his employees need it. How did he overcome these struggles? He found a solution in outsourcing. As the CIO for Central Maine Healthcare explained… Continue reading Focus on your core business by outsourcing your IT

The importance of data security

Recently, a server of a Texas health-care system was hacked, compromising the protected health-care records of approximately 405,000 individuals. The three-day attack, which took place in December of 2013 at the five-hospital St. Joseph Health System in Bryan, Texas, was one of the largest HIPAA security breaches ever, according to Department of Health and Human… Continue reading The importance of data security

The storage conundrum

The move to digital technology is saving time and reducing errors, but it’s also creating an unprecedented amount of data that must be stored. According to a BridgeHead Software survey, the health-care industry generates almost a third of the world’s data, which it says “increases day after day.” While the majority of respondents to the… Continue reading The storage conundrum

Meaningful use has been good business – but not perfect

In the early 2000s – even into the current decade – health care had some catching up to do when it came to technology. Much of the industry was paper-based and when technology was used, it was often in separate areas, creating silos of information that couldn’t communicate. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act… Continue reading Meaningful use has been good business – but not perfect