The healthcare industry is a high-pressure, life-impacting industry that can be made even more complicated by the growing number of regulatory requirements. Many of the most challenging mandates are focused on securing critical data and systems within the organizations infrastructure. If not secured properly, cyberthreats can be the outcome and are usually associated with insufficient controls, employee risks, and negligence.
To say that technology has had a strong influence on the healthcare industry in the last two decades is almost an understatement. Telehealth has developed considerably in the last few years, and its capabilities today look far different than they did 20 years ago — when it consisted of more basic communication functionalities, like SMS text or web chat.
Before you go down the path of deciding which smartphones to deploy, I recommend you ask two questions. One: “Does everyone need a smartphone?” And two: “How do I determine that?” I strongly believe that you need to start by thinking about end users and the IT services they need.
Even in an era of great uncertainty, experience leaders are strategically breaking down barriers to infuse a focus on human experience into every aspect of healthcare — every initiative, every investment, and every interaction. Read on to see how senior leaders in healthcare organizations are building a more humanized healthcare experience.
Stolen IP represents a significant subsidy since the thieves don’t have to bear the costs of developing or licensing that technology or manufacturing process. If a competitor steals a company’s product-related trade secrets, it can beat that company to market with a new and innovative product, undercutting the victim company’s market share.
WEDI 2019 Summer Forum: Bridging EDI to API – Working for Today, Preparing for Tomorrow! will bring together the brightest minds in healthcare to discuss the important issues impacting health IT and interoperability. The two-day event will take place July 30 to 31 at the ADA Conference Center in Chicago and is open to healthcare stakeholders across provider, payer, vendor, and government entities.