Fewer than half of healthcare institutions met national cybersecurity standards last year
Only 44% of healthcare institutions met national cybersecurity standards in 2019, according to an annual report from consulting firm CynergisTek. That's a slight drop from 45% compliance in 2017 and 47% in 2018.
Targeted cyberattacks on telehealth vendors skyrocketed along with adoption, report finds
As telehealth usage surged as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so did targeted cyberattacks on telehealth providers, according to a new report from cybersecurity ratings firm SecurityScorecard and dark web research company DarkOwl.
Breastfeeding's legacy may protect against diabetes
Breastfeeding secures delivery of sugar and fat for milk production by changing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply or demand these nutrients, a new study led by UT Southwestern scientists suggests. The findings, published in this…
What Role Will Compliance Play in Interoperability?
New federal interoperability rules aim to make it easier for consumers to access their own health data, but they will also require organizations to adopt new technologies and data-sharing standards to meet the requirements.
The 5G revolution: How hospitals are tapping into wireless solutions to enhance patient care
As the next generation of internet speed races full force ahead, the healthcare industry must embrace 5G and the value it brings to wireless clinical applications — such as telehealth — that are transforming the way healthcare is delivered.…
Henry Ford Health System pilots no-touch digital health screening kiosks
Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System launched a pilot of 10 digital health screening kiosks, which can capture and monitor vital signs without touching the individual, according to a July 20 Detroit Free Press report.
$250B of all healthcare spend could be digitized, McKinsey estimates
Up to $250 billion in healthcare spending could be digitized, according to a new brief from consultancy McKinsey & Company. That's roughly 20% of all estimated Medicare, Medicaid and commercial outpatient, office and home health spending fo…
Hospital innovation in the 'new normal': 3 accelerated trends
The COVID-19 pandemic forced health systems to reevaluate care delivery, including a transition to virtual care and accelerating their operational and digital transformation journeys. Now, innovation leaders are seizing the momentum for rap…