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  1. Highlights from HIMSS 2016

    Thousands of health IT professionals gathered this week for the annual Health IT Conference (HIMSS16) in Las Vegas, Nevada. With more than 1,200 vendors and 400+ educational sessions to choose from, attendance tallied a mix of more than 41,000 professionals, clinicians, executives, and vendors from all over the world. While there are many exciting highlights…


  2. Key Takeaways from FDA Guidance on Medical Device Cybersecurity

    The FDA recently issued a draft guidance—a follow-up of the 2013 cybersecurity safety communication stressing premarket cyberattack preparation—that outlines the important steps medical device manufacturers should take to continually address cybersecurity risks in order to keep patients safe and better protect the public health. The risk inherent in networked medical devices is an increasingly talked-about…


  3. Healthcare Security Battlefront: Data Breaches and Building Security

    This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of National Health IT week. Health IT serves to improve the quality of healthcare delivery, decrease medical errors, improve patient safety, and improve patient outcomes. The industry has seen massive advances in networked medical devices and electronic health records over the past few years. Unfortunately, as noted by a…


  4. How the Direct Protocol Benefits Patients

    Recent healthcare data breaches have burdened healthcare organizations financially. The Ponemon Institute reports that healthcare data breaches cost organizations $363 per stolen record, which is above the $154 global average cost of data breaches in other industries. Another study by Ponemon showed that in the last two years, 65% of healthcare organizations reported electronic information…


  5. Healthcare: From Privacy to Security

    The benefits of networked medical devices are impossible to deny. These devices, such as insulin pumps, pacemakers, and other monitoring systems, allow doctors to remotely monitor the health of their patients in a non-invasive way. They can also transmit a patient’s vitals and other pertinent information directly to a doctor, so they can monitor their…