It’s becoming more difficult to identify and attract cybersecurity talent in the workplace. The 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) by Frost & Sullivan suggests that the cybersecurity workforce gap is on pace to hit 1.8 million by 2022, a 20 percent increase from 2015 forecasts. According to the report, 68 percent of survey respondents in North America believe there are too few cybersecurity workers in their department, and a majority believes that it is a result of a lack of qualified personnel. The GISWS study also revealed that nearly 40 percent of healthcare hiring managers are looking to increase their workforces by 15 percent or more this year. In the face of these demands, hospitals and healthcare organizations may want to consider more creative strategies to ensure they have a pipeline of competent talent in the months and years to come. Here are some strategic ways healthcare IT leaders can identify potential internal talent to upskill, recruit quality talent externally and cultivate cybersecurity skills across their workforce.
Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive and potentially impactful technologies in healthcare, as is the case in seemingly every industry. It has brought significant improvements to the lives of those who work in the healthcare industry, from providers and their staff to administrators and executives at every level.
Today, a growing number of customers, shareholders, and employees want to buy from, invest in, and work for companies that instill social and environmental responsibility into every aspect of their products and services, as well as generate a measurable positive impact. In this light, business decisions that are singularly focused on financial gains leave substantial social and environmental value on the table. They also introduce the multi-faceted risks of inaction.
Consider a situation where healthcare is not just an industry term- a situation where EHRs are not an integral part of physicians schedule but just a support to providing care. All considered, imagine a situation where patient-centric care actually involves the patient, and patient engagement is not just a buzzword but a reality. Unfortunately, all these imaginations were supposed to be a reality, but still, healthcare managers and organizations are struggling with the problems such as the lack of patients’ adherence to medication, varying trends in the population health, and a lot more. Patient populations, nowadays, expect the same on-demand delivery convenience from the healthcare organizations as they get from the other companies like Netflix.
There is a plethora of data available to doctors and hospitals today, which is collected from medical devices, instruments and monitors, in settings from doctors' offices to hospital wards to emergency trauma centers. In addition, personal devices, from Apple Watches to Fitbits and everything in between, are collecting steady streams of information on a variety of metrics, from heartbeat to movement and activity data to calories consumed.
For many years Northwest New Mexico’s Gallup ranked number one nationally in the number of alcohol-related deaths. This reputation also killed many residents’ spirits, contributing to addiction, joblessness and homelessness, further highlighting the need for behavioral health care in this region. Native American youth have the highest rates of alcoholism of any racial group in the country, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Despite the care most of us take to protect our credit card information, credit card fraud is the most common form of identity theft in the United States. According to a report from Javelin Strategy & Research, 15.4 million consumers were victims of identity theft or fraud which cost U.S. consumers more than $16 billion in 2016.
Once only seen in futuristic movies and television shows, the use of fingerprint scanning has become a commonplace security measure in hospitals and healthcare facilities. Fingerprint scanners are used to grant access into buildings, obtain medical records, and identify patients.
Vocera empowers care teams through intelligent, real-time communication. We enable communication and coordination across the patient’s Healthcare experience. Vocera helps care team members reach the right person at the right time, on the right device, with the right information, in the right place, anywhere.
Quite frankly, we’re even impressed with the research findings. But that’s the type of company AMTELCO is, and that’s the type of company the 1Call Division is. We specialize in offering enterprise-wide communication solutions for healthcare organizations. 1Call has been, and will continue to be the leader in developing, implementing, and maintaining features and technology designed to streamline communications and contain costs throughout your organization.
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The long-anticipated Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Healthcare Industry has been released by the HHS Healthcare Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, and with it comes clear, prescriptive recommendations on protecting your organization from the growing risk of cyber-attacks.
To protect PHI, healthcare organizations often build a system of usernames and complex passwords. But why are we still relying on usernames and passwords when solutions such as single sign-on (SSO) have a measurable benefit of giving time back to clinicians, which is everything in healthcare. That time saved –amounting to hours per week – can now be spent with patients, increasing both patient and clinician satisfaction.
UW Medicine’s Valley Medical Center dramatically improved patient outcomes after moving to a smartphone-based platform for clinical communication and alarm and alert notification.