IoT & Healthcare Facilities Data Management

  According to IDC, the IoT market will reach almost $750 billion this year. A major problem that the IoT brings is the rapid accumulation of large amounts of data. The adoption of IoT technology is resulting in previously unimaginable ...

Six Strategies to Consider When Implementing IG

  These approaches can help hospitals to effectively implement IG Assemble a multidisciplinary team. Make sure all disciplines — information technology, health information management, compliance, C-suite, legal, revenue cycle, risk management, quality, finance, security — are represented. Define everyone’s role ...

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Surge of Investment Fuels Expectations

  One of the most remarkable tech advances to come out of the current digital revolution has been the practical use of artificial intelligence (AI). From robotics to machine learning, and across all business sectors, AI is not your grandfather’s ...

Harvesting Computing Brainpower to Improve Healthcare

5 Key Steps in Leveraging AI in Healthcare A fundamental aspect of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) applications is the strategic leverage it gives users. While all business sectors will benefit from AI, the healthcare industry will see widespread adoption as ...

IG Leaders in Healthcare – Commonalities Arise

  Leading healthcare organizations that have implemented IG programs share some common characteristics: Value information as an asset – understand the value and risks of information and strive to link information value to organizational objectives; Collaborative culture – recognize ...

Medical Bills are Killing Americans

Americans are suffering from crippling medical debt in a uniquely American epidemic that affects 20% of the population and has accumulated roughly $81 billion in debt. These numbers are expected to increase alongside rising uninsured rates and growing popularity of ...

Blockchain in Healthcare – Empowering Patients and Professionals

Book Preview - David Metcalf, PhD The pace of change in healthcare over the next 10 years will intensify and with this quickening pace, pressure will be applied to old business models and operating systems. So many changes are upon ...
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The Healthcare IG Imperative

Medical mistakes kill over 250,000 people each year in the U.S. It is the third leading cause of death overall, behind heart disease and cancer, according to a study by doctors at Johns Hopkins. These numbers are certainly low, ...

EHR Inter-Operability Challenges

  The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs recently raised alarm bells regarding the nation’s push to modernize the use of electronic health records (EHRs). The VA ran its own healthcare infrastructure as a function of the Department of Veterans Affairs. ...

Protecting Wearable Device Bio-medical Data

  Given Apple’s expansion into the bio-medical wearables market, data protection in healthcare becomes a formidable task, particularly because these wearables produce a staggering amount of data. Apple’s wearable footprint has the benefit of being coupled with basic security ...

Apple poised to lead wearables market

  In recent months there has been much talk about declining iPhone sales. While the reasons for this are debatable, not in dispute is the number of iPhones in use today. Although Apple has stopped reporting iPhone sales numbers, ...

Medical Device Cybersecurity: A wicked problem

Cybersecurity attacks on medical devices can disrupt or deliver inaccurate patient care, as well as negatively impact business operations, resulting in staggering financial impacts due to lost revenue, fines, and penalties. Bruce Schneider, security expert, defines the term “Wicked Problem” ...
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IG Leadership: Robert Smallwood

Robert F. Smallwood, MBA, CIP, IGP is a thought leader in Information Governance, having published seven books on IG topics, including the world’s first IG textbook, which is being used in many graduate university programs, as well to guide corporate ...
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Healthcare Informatics and Cross-Functional Collaboration

Over the last decade, healthcare informatics has emerged as one of the fastest growing employment sectors. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not include a specific healthcare informatics career path, the Bureau uses the title Medical Records and Health ...
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The Risks and Benefits of AI in Healthcare

One of the great triumphs of 20th century medicine was the use of technology as a tool to expand human life expectancy. In 1918, the average American lived into their early fifties. Women lived to be 48.4, while men lived ...
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Information Governance for Healthcare

Given the complexity of the healthcare industry, IG is emerging as a useful tool for securing patients’ electronic health records (EHR) and controlling who and what accesses these records. Crucially, IG also is helping to manage the explosion of electronic ...
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IG in Healthcare: A Matter of Life and Death

Thousands of American Lives Could be Saved Using IG Principles and Methods In November 1999, as the rest the United States dealt with the cultural and cult-prophetic aspects of Y2K, the Institutes of Medicine published a report titled: To Err ...

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