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IBM Watson, FDA Collaborate on Healthcare Blockchain Research

January 11, 2017 - IBM Watson Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a collaborative research agreement with the goal of applying blockchain technology to define secure, efficient, and scalable health data exchange. IBM and the FDA will evaluate the use of blockchain technology in the exchange of owner-mediated data from sources including electronic medical records (EHRs), clinical trials,...


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PokitDok Receives EHNAC HIE, Healthcare Cloud Accreditations

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PokitDok has received accreditation from the Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), the software development company announced earlier this week. The company met the requirements for both the Outsourced Services Accreditation...

Ruckus, TrackR Release Wi-Fi IoT Device Tracking Solution

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Ruckus Wireless along with TrackR has announced a joint solution that leverages Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology combined with Ruckus ZoneFlex across access points (APs) to enhance the indoor and outdoor location services of TrackR’s...

Health IT Infrastructure to Combat Growing Ransomware Threats

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Healthcare organizations are set to adopt anti-ransomware software and services as the threat of ransomware continues to be a top health IT security threat. The latest Markets and Markets research predicts that the ransomware protection market...

Protecting Health IT infrastructure from DDoS Attacks

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The adoption connected medical devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) by healthcare organizations increases the responsibility for protecting health IT infrastructures against distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks becomes.  DDoS...

DB Networks Launches Artificial Intelligence-Based DAM Solution

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DB Networks announced its agentless database activity monitoring (DAM) solution which employs artificial intelligence (AI) so organizations can achieve both compliance monitoring and database security without giving up control of their data for...

IBM Watson Launches Healthcare AI Cybersecurity Beta Program

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IBM has launched the IBM Watson for Cyber Security Beta Program with 40 organizations in industries including healthcare, insurance, and education. IBM Watson for Cyber Security program intends to address the security challenges organizations...

Health Data Encryption Grows with Technology Advancements

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Encryption remains one of the top security features for health IT infrastructure as on-premise and cloud-based encryption software is expected to grow through 2024, according to new projections.  Grand View Research recently released a report...

Health Data Security Needs to Generate IAM Market Growth

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The increasing number of cloud applications and mobile devices in healthcare organizations calls for tighter health data security as users access data both within an organization and remotely.  According to Grand View Research, the identity...

Maturing IT Infrastructure Making a Mark on CIO Priorities

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Advancements in IT infrastructure are having an impact on CIO priorities, particularly with regard to new initiatives. The latest CIO survey conducted by Harvey Nash polled over 3,000 CIOs and technology leaders across all major industries...

Lack of Threat Intelligence Tools Weaken Health Data Security

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Higher levels of EHR adoption and the increasing amount of data stored digitally make cybersecurity a top priority for health IT infrastructure. However, findings from a recent survey find that most health IT security professionals consider threat...

Healthcare CIOs Target Data Security, Physician Satisfaction

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Healthcare CIOs center their focus on data security and physician satisfaction when deciding which mobile technology is most important for their health IT infrastructure, according to a new survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information...

Data Theft, Social Engineering Threaten Health IT Networks

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Healthcare chief information and information security officers indicate data theft and social engineering attacks are top network security concerns, according to new research. A survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management...

What Does Blockchain Mean for Health IT Infrastructure?

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The healthcare industry continues to explore the value of blockchain technology for improving its approach to security and interoperability. Blockchain could be the future of electronic health information exchange, but how does it work? Bitcoin...

Impact of Consumerization of IT, BYOD on Healthcare IT

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The consumerization of IT movement encourages healthcare organizations to embrace technology used by clinicians and patients in their personal lives to access the secure healthcare network. Lifestyle changes over the past decade have driven end...

CIOs Cite Evolving Digital Environments as Top IT Challenge

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The constant and rapid evolution of the technology powering IT infrastructure presents challenges to CIOs lacking control over IT decision-making and end-user restrictions.  In a recent study conducted by Logicalis more than 700 mid-market...

ONC Final Rule Key to Evolution of Health IT Infrastructure

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently issued the final rule updating the Health IT Certification Program to include Enhanced Oversight and Accountability providing oversight and developer accountability...

CMS to Update Infrastructure for Quality Payment System

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Okta Identity Cloud to improve security, scalability, and user experience in its build up to the official start of the Quality Payment Program as part of MACRA implementation. ...

Challenges of HIPAA Compliance in the Healthcare Cloud

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Implementing cloud solutions as part of health IT infrastructure raises questions about HIPAA compliance when making use of cloud computing.  Healthcare cloud based technology functions differently than legacy storage or information sharing...

New Data Security Prevents Healthcare Information Phishing

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Phishing attacks continue to be a significant threat to healthcare data security, and health IT vendors are working on new prevention techniques to combat them. Menlo Security is the latest vendor to produce new security architecture to defend...

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