The scourge of ransomware: Phones, wallets, and the vulnerability paradox


In reflecting on how much we rely on data, it’s possible to say that we have become physical representations of it; people, companies and industries can be reconstructed as ever-expanding archives of information.

Putting trust in the digitized, invisible realm of data can have unintended implications — while data can bring confidence in thought and action, universal connectivity also carries with it the undertow of a global threat, a darker side of exploitation, blackmail, and ransomware.

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Topics: Security, Health IT, Ransomware

5 blogs on why the sky’s the limit with cloud technology


One of the most important topics in health IT today, cloud technology is being used to securely provide greater access to patient data, facilitate interoperability, and enhance scalability. 

I recently discussed MEDITECH’s journey to the cloud as part of Empower Caregivers, one of Google Cloud’s new Healthcare and Life Sciences Webinar Series, and described how we’re delivering real benefits for providers and patients. Check out the video and executive summary to learn more.

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Topics: Security, cloud computing

Mitigating risk and managing response to COVID-19


A version of this post originally appeared on the Forward Advantage website

COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for everyone, especially the healthcare industry. Whereas other industries can shut down or go fully remote, hospitals must stay open even in the direst circumstances. However, this doesn’t mean hospitals must be rendered completely vulnerable. It is imperative that patients, care providers and other staff are supported.

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Topics: Security, Healthcare IT, Transformative Technology, Coronavirus

Helping organizations focus on care, not IT: Discussing MEDITECH’s cloud journey


When we consider the many great technological advances in the last few years, one of the most profound has been the rise of the cloud for on-demand data storage and universal access.

In the truest sense of the term, cloud computing has been a disruptor for many sectors of the tech industry, providing companies and consumers new ways to enhance collaboration and optimize resources that were unthinkable just a few years ago.

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Topics: Security, EHR, Big Data, Healthcare IT

5 blogs to improve your cybersecurity strategy


With the recent hacking and security breaches in the news, cybersecurity is back at the top of the news — but for healthcare executives and IT managers, we know that keeping patient data safe is an ongoing concern.

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Topics: Security, Healthcare IT

Modernizing and staying secure in the changing field of health IT


“The only constant is change” has never been more true than it is today. Technology has advanced rapidly in recent years; adoption of technology has increased dramatically; and meanwhile, regulatory bodies struggle to catch up.

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Topics: Security, Interoperability, Meaningful Use

How healthcare executives can forge a stronger chain against cyberattacks

Posted by Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health on October 2, 2018

As healthcare organizations further integrate technology into their operations, the risk of cyberattacks increases — and research shows that today’s healthcare leaders are continually looking for ways to lower that risk.

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Topics: Security, Patient Safety

Nurses remain in critical role amid changes in healthcare



As healthcare continues to evolve, there is one constant when it comes to treating patients: The critical role that nurses play in delivering quality care. That role has certainly expanded over the years, particularly in the areas of establishing and maintaining patient safety, finding workflow efficiencies through evidence-based clinical documentation, and recognizing and responding to social determinants of health.
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Topics: Security, Home Care, Nursing, Population Health, Integration, Patient Safety

How nurses can immunize your organization against cyberattacks


Every day, nurses collect and analyze information to ensure that patients are getting the right care at the right time. That same preventative approach is critical to improving cybersecurity at the point of care.

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Topics: Security, Nursing, Big Data, Patient Safety, Healthcare IT

Obtaining an advanced EHR just got easier: meet 'MEDITECH as a Service'

Posted by Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH on November 16, 2017

Whether a hospital has 6 or 600 beds, clinicians require the right tools to provide quality patient care. If only it were that simple, right?

Procuring a modern EHR can be complex and costly, pulling on an organization’s resources from all angles — not to mention having to navigate numerous third party products in order to meet all their needs. For smaller healthcare organizations, this can become an especially daunting experience.

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Topics: Security, EHR, Revenue Cycle, C-level, Health IT

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