Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

Live from the CHIME Fall Forum: One Health IT Consultant’s Perspective on the Coming Data Security Crisis

October 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
Chris Van Pelt, a principal in the healthcare IT practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, warns that what we’ve seen so far in terms of healthcare data security breaches is nothing compared to what’s looming on the horizon

A Debate Worth Pondering: Will Data Protection Liability Insurance Be a Game-Changer for Providers?

October 7, 2014     Mark Hagland
During Monday's CHIME/iHT2 LEAD Forum Event on Cybersecurity, an interesting discussion of the role of liability insurers in data security processes in provider organizations

Mac McMillan: It's Time to Get Serious about Healthcare Data Security

October 6, 2014     Mark Hagland
As the opening address at the “Health Information Executive’s Guide to Cyber Security: A CHIME LEAD Forum Event in Collaboration with iHT2” event, data security guru Mc McMillan pulled no punches in his searing assessment of the current environment

Being Data Driven in the ED

August 1, 2014     Gabriel Perna
At two UC San Diego Health System hospitals, more than 70,000 patients pass through its emergency departments (ED) per year, which can lead to bottlenecks. That’s why the system invested in technology that takes information from an implantable device and...

El Camino Hospital’s Desktop Virtualization Revolution

July 22, 2014     Mark Hagland
It was exciting to hear James Brummett, director of technical services at El Camino Hospital, present regarding the leading-edge IT development taking place at his two-hospital system, based in Mountain View, California, at the Health IT Summit in Denver, on...

How Community Hospital Used Health IT to Conquer MERS

June 12, 2014     Gabriel Perna
It was not the best place to be in. Community Hospital had the distinct notoriety of having the first patient in the U.S. with a confirmed case of MERS, a deadly viral respiratory illness that can spread like wildfire. In making sure that didn’t happen the...

June HCI Editor's Notes: Got a Surgical Checklist? Guess What—It’s More Complicated Than That

May 27, 2014     Mark Hagland
It's heartening how creative some healthcare IT vendors are becoming as they try to respond to growing needs for IT facilitation of so many healthcare processes. Many vendors on the HCI 100 list are working forward intensively to meet the emerging needs...

Demystifying the Cloud

May 13, 2014     Pete Rivera
I believe there is a HIPAA fear still out there which the term “Cloud” has created. It gives the impression that the data is going somewhere…up there in the mist.

Protecting Patient Data: Are Healthcare Providers Prepared?

May 9, 2014     John DeGaspari
At a time of some highly publicized security breaches that have been reported in the media, it’s fair to ask how well prepared are healthcare provider organizations that store vast amounts of personal health information. If the answer is that there is room for...

Migrating to the Cloud, Out of Necessity: One CIO’s Story

April 29, 2014     Mark Hagland
David Reitzel, the CIO at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, shares his story of having to migrate his systems very quickly to the cloud as part of a separation from a larger multihospital system

An Aurora Hospital Helps Bring Order in the Face of Tragedy

March 6, 2014     Gabriel Perna
On the night of July 20, 2012, the City of Aurora, Colorado—a suburb of Denver—was struck with tragedy. A shooter opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 and injuring 58. That night, one hospital was able to save lives and bring order to the chaos, thanks...

Moving to the Cloud? The Contract is Key

February 25, 2014     John DeGaspari
In an educational session on Monday, called “Hidden Pitfalls of the Cloud, Mobile technology and Mobile Data,” Lee Kim, director of privacy and security at HIMSS and Steven J. Fox, an attorney with Post & Schell, P.C., gave practical advice for provider...
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