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Health Care: While Electronic Health Records Failed, Analytics May Succeed

By Dick Weisinger

In 2009, as part of an effort to rebuild American infrastructure, the “Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act” went into effect.  One major goal of the law was to improve healthcare by digitizing health records. Eight years

Healthcare and Security: Third-Party Medical Devices Often Provide Point of Entry

By Dick Weisinger

Cyber attacks continue to plague health care organizations. In 2016 there was a 63 percent increase in major attacks against health care providers.  Among all HIPAA data breaches, cyber attacks against health care providers now account for nearly a third

Health Care: Providers not Proactive When Managing IT and Security

By Dick Weisinger

Health care providers are stuck in low gear in managing IT and security, according to to a report by Black Book that summarizes expected health care trends in 2017. Some of Black Book’s predictions for 2017 include: Hospitals and health

Healthcare as a Service (HaaS): Virtual Health Assistants to Augment and Replace Today’s Healthcare Visits

By Dick Weisinger

Can the as-a-service paradigm map to the health care market?  Gartner seems to think so.  Gartner thinks that by 2020 40 percent of people will wear a portable health tracking device.  The future of health care is virtual personal health

Digital Twins: Virtual Modeling for Optimizing Performance of Both Products and People

By Dick Weisinger

Digital Twins.  Gartner says it’s a top technology for 2017, but what is it? A digital twin is a computer model of a physical object.  Every aspect of the object can be accounted for in the model, so it’s possible