Sunday, May 22, 2022
If there’s a healthcare organization that knows something about building a strong data security foundation, it’s Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. In fact, the multidisciplinary clinic system, with locations throughout the greater Houston area, “had ransomware before ransomware was cool,” according to CTO and CISO Martin Littmann. In 2015, an attacker used a zero-day variant of CryptoLocker to…
While healthcare organizations are increasingly adopting health IT solutions, the number of devices clinicians carry has reduced, with many carrying one unified device. However, clinicians still rely on several apps in their workflows. Single sign-on solutions can reduce the amount of time clinicians and support staff spend logging in to multiple applications, giving them more…
Ochsner Health recognized the value of mobile communication in medicine early on and has steadily increased its adoption, says Dr. Louis Jeansonne, chief medical information officer. Headquartered in New Orleans with 11 facilities in southern Louisiana and Mississippi, Ochsner now relies on features available on its Epic electronic medical records system to enable prompt, mobile…
When ransomware attacks began targeting hospitals and schools a few years ago, cybercriminals found that payment was often swiftly made. For hospitals, cyberattacks could jeopardize patient care. Thus, healthcare systems drew scrutiny for their cyber vulnerabilities. The primary method of delivery for ransomware is email. Healthcare systems depend on email, and workers are often too…
The right laptop plays a huge role for clinicians and patients, from holding, transferring and managing sensitive patient data to processing payments and discharging. To perform these tasks effectively, laptops need to be fast, durable and versatile. Today’s healthcare laptops should address productivity, stronger security and portability. These are not only the technology needs that…
Clinicians who report high dissatisfaction with their electronic health records systems are more likely to leave their organization, according to updated KLAS research. And 30 percent of nurses who say they’re spending five-plus hours on “duplicative or unproductive” charting each week could leave their organization in the next two years. Nurses spend a disproportionate amount…
If you’re on the list of 30 Health IT Influencers Worth a Follow in 2022, spread the news and grab our IT influencer images for your social media pages or websites. Below you will find a header image for your Twitter profile, a profile picture for your social media pages and a social object to share…
The healthcare landscape is changing. External forces, such as the pandemic, are behind some of that change, but so are digital health leaders pushing for improved care delivery, equity and patient outcomes. Change in digital health comes in different forms. Driven by patient requests for on-demand access to care, clinician shortages and the growing collection…
Microsoft has publicly released Windows 11 — the successor to Windows 10. However, responsible organizations shouldn’t upgrade blindly. That’s especially true in healthcare —where it's important to ensure that IT upgrades don't have a negative impact on clinician workflows and care delivery. Unfamiliarity with a new OS is a legitimate concern as administrators, clinicians and support staff…
Telehealth can increase access to care, which is especially valuable in pediatrics where traditional appointments may require parents to take off work and children to miss school. At the American Telemedicine Association’s ATA2022 conference in Boston, pediatric specialists discussed ways in which telehealth has benefited pediatric care and how the modality could be improved, in…

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