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Cybersecurity in a pandemic year: One CISO's perspective

In a recent Healthcare IT News feature story, health IT leaders talked about some of the lessons they've learned from a very busy and tumultuous year – and how they're applying those lessons for 2021 and beyond. Among the many lessons they described – many having spent 2020 waging a two-front battle against the COVID-19 pandemic

Pandemic will accelerate AI adoption, healthcare leaders predict

In a survey of hundreds of healthcare decision-makers, Intel found that the percentage of respondents whose company is currently – or will be – using artificial intelligence nearly doubled after the onset of COVID-19.  Among the predicted use cases for AI: early intervention analytics, clinical decision support and specialist collaboration. “Artificial intelligence in health and life

IBM launches blockchain network to bolster medical supply chain during COVID-19

IBM this week launched Rapid Supplier Connect, a blockchain-based network it says can help healthcare organizations, whether hospitals or government agencies, address equipment shortages during the pandemic by helping them find alternative suppliers. WHY IT MATTERS Northwell Health, the largest healthcare provider in the state hardest hit by COVID-19, and the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation

CFOs plan more active role in healthcare digital transformation

Digital transformation will be a critical period for health systems and other organizations in the healthcare industry, with the majority of healthcare chief financial officers planning significant investment in digital strategies. What happened? These were among the results of a Black Book survey of nearly 1,600 hospital and health system CFOs and other executives, which

What innovation looks like at a large academic medical center

For New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, innovation is an enterprise-wide effort. "It's my job. We wake up every day and this is our mission – we're not getting pulled off on other short-term issues that are important in the day to day operation of the business,” said Ochsner physician Richard Milani, MD. “We're able to devote

5 traits of extraordinary entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON, DC – During a panel discussion at the Blue Button 2.0 Developer Conference here at the White House on Monday, John Doerr laid down what he said were the five unique characteristics of extraordinary entrepreneurs.  As chairman of the iconic Silicon Valley Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers venture capitalist firm, Doerr should know.  What traits

BioEnterprise, Bounce Innovation Hub partner to support biomedical entrepreneurs

BioEnterprise and Bounce Innovation Hub on Thursday announced a partnership to combine their bioscience and entrepreneurial work.  BioEnterprise works with entrepreneurs to nurture ideas and technologies and guide them as they build businesses, while Bounce offers incubation and tech accelerator programs that also include mentoring.  BioEnterprise was jointly founded in 2002 by Cleveland Clinic, Case

Putting AI and cloud computing to work automating hardware maintenance

Add hardware maintenance to the list of IT tasks that artificial intelligence can improve upon for hospitals and other organizations.  The technologies are planting early roots in a number of areas within the healthcare industry, from radiology and pathology to medical device security to specific treatment regimens, much the way Mount Sinai, for instance, is

UNC Health reaches Stage 7 with advanced EMR, analytics capabilities

UNC Health Care has reached Stage 7, the highest level on the HIMSS Analytics EMR Adoption Model, which measures healthcare facilities on their use of advanced analytics and health information technology. The designation applies to all UNC facilities: its hospitals, physician practices and applied analytics. "The Stage 7 honors confirm UNC Health Care's place as