Health care encompasses the tools and providers of diagnostic, preventive, remedial, and therapeutic services such as doctors, nurses, hospitals and other private, public, and voluntary organizations. It includes medical equipment and pharmaceutical manufacturers and health insurance firms. (Description adopted from

CommentaryThreats to the security and privacy of patient data in the U.S. healthcare system are increasing, healthcare organizations continue to struggle with the increasingly complex federal and state privacy and security regulations, and many, if not most, providers have experienced a data breach.
CommentaryA great example of a bad and shallow use of big data in health care
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Information Management NewsThe public will get a chance to comment on a proposed risk-based regulatory framework for health information technology developed by the Food and Drug Administration in coordination with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Federal Communications Commission
NewsDrug development is a risky business, with an estimated 90 percent of compounds that enter clinical trials ultimately failing to reach the market.
NewsThe New York Genome Center is the latest healthcare organization to take advantage of the cognitive learning capabilities of the IBM Watson supercomputer. During the past year, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has been feeding medical literature on cancer over three decades to Watson, teaching the computer how cancer has been traditionally treated without the benefits of whole genome sequencing. With the benefit of that knowledge, New York Genome Center and IBM are developing a new Watson…
Information Management NewsUnlike some other major industries, health care incorporates geospatial data only sparingly. But that could change quickly with population health a priority
newsSurvey of more than 250 healthcare professionals, including senior-level health I.T. executives and medical staff, found that the main challenges to BI implementation are data complexity and lack of resources and skill sets.
SurveyWhile 86 percent of surveyed health care CEOs believe technological change will transform their businesses over the next five years, only 25 percent have started or completed changes to make their companies more innovative.
Information Management NewsAccording to survey results published last week during HIMSS14, inconsistent data backup and archiving practices at hospitals are “putting data and organizations at risk and unnecessarily straining IT storage budgets.”
Information Management NewsHillary Rodham Clinton thanked the crowd at HIMSS14 for their “efforts to modernize America’s health care system to empower patients” in a keynote address Wednesday afternoon.
Information Management's DM RadioIt's the biggest show on earth for healthcare professionals, and we'll be there, live on-site, broadcasting all the action from HIMSS 2014! DM Radio Host Eric Kavanagh will interview a series of guests to find out all the latest. Register hear to be in the know!
Between securing reimbursements, ACA regulations, EHR system variations and complexity, security, guidelines and deadlines, big data can bury health care providers. Dr. Jerry Osband, Chief Medical Officer at EXL, a business process consultancy and analytics firm, identifies the top data challenges that providers face in the coming year.

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