Tag: healthcare IT

The prolific number of endpoints that laptops, tablets, iPads and mobile phones bring to the traditional and mobile healthcare settings makes hair stand on end for those unfortunate information technology, security, and compliance officers forced to protect patient data. Those caught up on the instinctive rush to secure all endpoints with customized security protections quickly realize this approach is in vain, as the multiple of hardware times operating system platforms quickly out-tasks even the well-resourced healthcare IT department — and …

Although SAS 70 (Statement on Auditing Standards) has been dead for quite some time now, we’ve found that those lagging in the health IT industry may still be confused about why SAS 70 is no longer the audit to look for when it comes to ensuring security with a cloud hosting provider. In fact, false information about SAS 70 as a qualifier for cloud computing security supporting the healthcare industry is still an issue. Some suggest that SAS 70 is …

Online Tech’s co-CEO Yan Ness is attending the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference, an event that features national experts and innovative change-makers working collaboratively to create a globally competitive, financially-attractive business environment in Michigan. While attending, Yan was recently interviewed by Charlie Langton of the WWJ950 radio station on cloud computing, healthcare IT (including HIPAA compliant clouds), mass digitization and how entrepreneurship is changing Michigan. Listen to it now: Yan Ness WWJ950 Interview

Nearly one in five healthcare CIOs have had a security breach within the past 12 months, according to statistics compiled by McKesson in Understanding Your CIO. Their top infrastructure IT focus is on systems that secure personal health information (22 percent), followed by servers/virtual servers (18 percent) and a focus on mobile devices (16 percent). CIOs consider the lack of staffing resources as the most significant barrier to implementing IT systems, and more than 50 percent say they expect an …

Last year, Michigan saw widespread health system mergers, with a focus on the need to deliver integrated care. Part of the change may come from a shift in how healthcare is sold, meaning a switch from the traditional fee-for-service model toward a bundled payment model has driven independent hospitals and systems toward consolidation, as noted by McGuireWoods.com. Trinity Health and Catholic Health East (CHE) signed a merger in October with an agreement to be final in Spring 2013, resulting in …

Kirk Larson is presenting at Online Tech’s Fall into IT seminar, Friday, September 14 at 12PM ET. He will present BYOD: From Concept to Reality, a case study of how the Children’s Hospital of Central California uses a virtual environment to securely manage a BYOD environment without jeopardizing sensitive data. Fall into IT is a tech seminar held at our newest Ann Arbor data center with industry leaders speaking on security, compliance, mobile apps, BYOD and more. Sign up to attend …

UPDATE: If you missed our webinar this afternoon, be sure to watch a video and view the slideshow here! Our next webinar is Overcoming Cloud-Based Mobility Challenges in Healthcare, July 17 @2PM ET. *** Don’t miss a timely overview of the recent SCOTUS decision on healthcare and how it impacts meaningful use, health IT, HIPAA hosting and more – tomorrow at 2PM ET! Register now to submit questions in advance to be answered by industry experts (find out more below): When: …

Join us for a free educational webinar on Overcoming Cloud-Based Mobility Challenges in Healthcare with Rich Mendis, Co-Founder and CMO of AnyPresence and April Sage, Director of Heatlhcare Vertical and Marketing at Online Tech. When: July 17, 2012 @ 2 P.M. ET Where: Online – Register using GoToMeeting. Who: Rich Mendis, Co-Founder and CMO of AnyPresence and April Sage, Director of Healthcare Vertical and Marketing at Online Tech. What: Overcoming Cloud-Based Mobility Challenges in Healthcare Description: Smartphone and tablet devices are out-pacing PCs as …

Join us for a free webinar on Healthcare Security Vulnerabilities with Adam Goslin of High Bit Security, next Tuesday! When: June 19, 2012 @ 2 P.M. ET Where: Online – Register using GoToMeeting. Who: Adam Goslin of High Bit Security What: Healthcare Security Vulnerabilities Description: Many (if not all) healthcare and related companies have vulnerabilities. This webinar will review several REAL healthcare related security engagements, provide an overview of the IT security world today, provide insight into the hacking community, discuss several …

I’m liveblogging from Online Tech’s Ann Arbor data center – our Spring into IT seminar is underway! The first presentation of the day is You Are Vulnerable: How Not to be a Data Breach Statistic by Adam Goslin of High-Bit Security, at 8:30 A.M. There’s still time to join us for other sessions this morning until 1 P.M. For the full schedule with times, speakers and location, check out Spring into IT. Stay tuned for live coverage of the presentations! 8:30 …

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