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‘The health care industry is a target-rich environment for hackers’ ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – As home health care organizations increasingly become aware of their vulnerability to cybersecurity risks, Brian Wells, director of health care strategy at Merlin International, offered his expert opinion on the unique challenges faced by the health care space...LEARN MORE
Leaders from the technology industry are optimistic about the status of Federal IT after the release of the White House’s IT Modernization report...LEARN MORE
Former Federal CIO Tony Scott has a new home after leaving the public sector in January. Scott will be heading to law firm Squire Patton Boggs, where he will serve as senior data privacy and cybersecurity advisor...LEARN MORE
The number of smartphone connections is expected to reach six billion by 2020, accounting for two-thirds of the nine billion global mobile connections by that time, according to a report from GSMA...LEARN MORE
Sarah Weldon, Azure program manager at Microsoft, said in a blog post published Tuesday that the Network Performance Monitor system helps users observe the connectivity between cloud deployments, data centers, multi-tier applications, user locations and web-based applications...LEARN MORE
Included in the ransacked databases was three years of research data on leukemia patients...LEARN MORE
The federal government is looking to modernize and secure IT systems by tapping into shared services and consolidating the use of networks, according to an IT modernization plan released last week by the American Technology Council (ATC). The report calls on federal agencies to ...LEARN MORE
Research published by SecurityScorecard found that though Federal and state governments have improved their cybersecurity since the rating system’s last report, they still fall behind the rankings of most industries in the U.S...LEARN MORE
Ted Diacoumis, formerly vice president of application services at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), has joined information technology provider Merlin International as its new vice president of federal civilian programs...LEARN MORE
A new bill has been introduced in Congress that aims to ensure the confidential medical information of patients on medical devices is protected and security is improved to make the devices more resilient to hacks ...LEARN MORE
Next wave of attacks will likely target Internet of Things and medical devices, which remain tempting targets for their lack of sufficient protections, experts say ...LEARN MORE
Gartner's latest backup and disaster recovery magic quadrant highlights the evolution of the solutions as they adapt the HIT infrastructure advancements ...LEARN MORE
Michael Millenson explains why “collaborative health” is a better frame than “patient-centered care” ...LEARN MORE
Protenus, in conjunction with Databreaches.net, has produced its Breach Barometer mid-year review. The report covers all healthcare data breaches reported over the past 6 months and provides valuable insights into 2017 data breach trends ...LEARN MORE
Recent studies indicate that there is not necessarily a solid trend in whether healthcare cybersecurity budgets are increasing as needed to meet evolving threats ...LEARN MORE
The Food and Drug Administration is taking major steps to foster digital health innovation, including issuing guidance to provide clarity around the medical software provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act and streamlining the regulatory agency’s software review process ...LEARN MORE
A recent MGMA poll found that half of healthcare organizations utilize a combination of in-house and outsourced healthcare cybersecurity needs ...LEARN MORE
A cybersecurity task force report released Friday revealed a laundry list of vulnerabilities including the lack of capable security workforce ...LEARN MORE
Many agencies are considering moving to the cloud. This transition is more than a “lift and shift” to one of the major cloud offerings. Merlin International and NetApp have combined to help you take advantage of the hybrid cloud...LEARN MORE
Brian Wells served in a plethora of positions at Penn Medicine. He joined in 2007 as chief technology officer, then became...LEARN MORE
The Third Annual FedHealthIT Innovation Awards will bring together more than 250 Federal Health leaders from government and industry as we recognize 25 of the top Federal Health programs and teams being the innovative efforts at Veterans Affairs ...LEARN MORE
Over the years I've heard a lot of folk debate the merits of strategic versus tactical approaches to success in the federal health care market ...LEARN MORE
by Thomas M. Dowde, Kirke E. Everson, and Jeffrey C. Steinhoff ...LEARN MORE
The U.S. Health and Human Services Department — which oversees the Obamacare law — released a new tool Tuesday to help states seek waivers from certain Obamacare rules, as the department continued the Trump administration's push to undercut the Affordable Care Act ...LEARN MORE
Linda Dearman at her home in Bartlett, Ill. She and her husband supported last week’s vote by the House to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We are so glad to feel represented for a change,” she said ...LEARN MORE
The current debate on health care has been framed largely in terms of policy, with disagreements focusing mostly on whether the details of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) or the details of the American Health Care Act (the bill that was recently passed by Republicans in the House of Representatives) are bad or good ...LEARN MORE