Sunday, May 22, 2022
The Nashville chapter of the Blacks in Technology Foundation (BIT-Nashville) has launched a statewide initiative to provide nonprofit healthcare organizations in Tennessee with training in data analytics. The free program will focus on Excel skills, analytics, and data visualization and storytelling. “We wanted to pick skills that we knew were important for data analysis and…
As the healthcare industry shifts to more preventive, value-based care, AI provides guidance for early interventions that can prevent adverse outcomes, such as readmission or death. A study published by the Mayo Clinic found that an AI-powered decision support tool helped reduce readmissions at a Wisconsin hospital by 25 percent. The tool uses AI to…
Not all specialties are well suited for telehealth, but dermatology is one that works with the right technology in place. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology’s Teledermatology Task Force, 14 percent of responding dermatologists reported that they used teledermatology prior to the pandemic; 97 percent reported they used it during…
A primary care physician uploads lab results for a patient through an online portal. A hospital sends an automated text about an upcoming vaccination appointment. A hospice nurse onboards a patient using a single smartphone instead of a pile of papers and binders. At the heart of these care journeys stand the patients, who have…
The secure access service edge (SASE) approach to cybersecurity plays a crucial role in protecting today’s distributed information systems. This evolving security strategy recognizes that organizations now have users working from home, on the road and in other remote locations. Those same users are no longer just accessing information stored in safeguarded corporate data centers…
Security threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, presenting new challenges for healthcare organizations as they engage in digital transformation. Protecting patient data in this environment requires IT teams to focus on a holistic strategy while still paying attention to the details. Paul Kaspian, principal product marketing manager for zero trust at Palo Alto Networks, explained in…
When the 13,000 employees of long-term-care provider PruittHealth meet with patients, they can’t spend time troubleshooting technology issues. They need to count on quick IT support. For years, however, they could only submit service requests and incidents via phone or email. That changed in early 2021, when the Norcross, Ga.-based organization upgraded from its aging…
Hospitals are becoming more digital and interconnected through smart hospital strategies. Creating a smart hospital environment involves modernizing the patient and clinician journeys by applying technologies such as automation, Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, wearables, tablets, displays and smartphones to transform healthcare and improve productivity. However, these technologies also need to be secured to…
Healthcare leaders are bullish on hybrid public-private cloud. Nearly 95 percent of respondents to the 2020 Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Index survey said it is their preferred IT operating model. That’s 9 percentage points higher than the average for all industries. Healthcare organizations are embracing a hybrid cloud model to better support remote employees, manage data,…
Across industries, IT shops are adopting DevOps methodologies to improve app quality, decrease time to deployment and optimize organizational efficiency. But DevOps requires more than just new tools and processes. A successful initiative will emphasize not only the tools and skills needed to implement DevOps but also the culture change that necessarily comes with the…

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