Blog: More Evidence Pointing to the Need for Strong Health Data Security

More than four in five U.S. physicians (83 percent) have experienced some form of a cybersecurity attack, according to recent research by Accenture and the American Medical Association.  This study, which is based on the experiences of roughly 1,300 U.S. physicians highlights the clear need for strong health data security. 

GAO Recommendations for Tracking Growth of “Internet of Things” Will Also Benefit Telehealth Devices

The sensitive and important nature of the medical data that telehealth devices collect makes the GAO’s recommendations significant for this sector.

Leaders in Civic Innovation and Social Impact Discuss Novel Approaches to Solving Problems in Washington, DC and the Federal Government

The panelists are from behavioral science, design, public health, and finance/ management consulting backgrounds, but their work transcends their training. 

Planning to Protect Patient’s Medical Records, Including Data from Wearables, Ingestibles, and Other New Medical Technologies

I was fortunate to be invited to attend and participate in a recent closed session conference at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on Precision Medicine, Wearable Technology and Big Data Informatics.  A multidisciplinary group of clinicians, biologists, technology developers, and data scientists from government, industry and academia presented the state of the science in wearable, implantable, and external sensor technologies and associated data acquisition/analysis with the goal of developing an integrated strategy to address the needs of cancer patients.

Safeguarding Patient Data is a Key Component of Patient Care

The healthcare sector of the economy has traditionally lagged behind other sectors in terms of technology use and the infrastructure it requires.  Unwanted publicity over cyber-attacks and data breaches are causing healthcare businesses to finally wake up to the reality that their data are extraordinarily sensitive.  Data breaches and leaks can happen in many industries, but healthcare data breaches and associated abuse can have catastrophic consequences on people’s lives.