Security

Using Sound Processes to Address Top Cyber Risks

Cybersecurity is a broad and complex concept.  It involves wide-ranging and growing risks that impact all businesses.  Similarly, the list of measures that must be taken to mitigate, or at least reduce, these risks is growing in size and complexity. Like any other unwieldy topic, practitioners have broken the broad[…]

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Closing the Gap on Disaster Preparedness – A More Efficient Way to Flatten the Curve

The coronavirus pandemic has revealed a significant gap in disaster management at many facilities, including those who treat in place and those who set up alternate treatment sites.  To triage, treat, and manage the overwhelming volume of urgent and emergent patients, many provider organizations are passing on the opportunity to[…]

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10 Steps to Prepare for 2020 – Big Challenges – Bigger Opportunities

It’s that time of year again when prognosticators and futurists compile a top 10 list for the upcoming year. Please joining me in welcoming 2020 with a call to action for our wonderfully challenging and opportunity rich healthcare IT environment. Before starting the list of recommended actions, I suggest that[…]

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IT Is Reaching Commodity Status – Are You Taking Advantage?

Though my business card says Principal, I’d prefer the term Provocateur. As a year-long challenge to traditional thinking, I have proposed the notion to professional friends and colleagues that many skills, processes, and technology in the healthcare sector have reached commodity status. That change presents great potential benefits for the[…]

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Everyone Must Participate in Making Healthcare Secure!

I just returned from the CHIME and HIMSS events in Las Vegas. I’m recovering from the overstimulation both inside and outside the events. It’s always a treat to see old friends, make some new friends, and enjoy the smorgasbord of education and vendors. If chaos precedes innovation, then I’m happy[…]

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Predictions for 2018 – Our Future is Bright

Against my better judgment, I volunteered to author this blog. It’s that time of year when many predictions are published. Both professionals and philosophers alike are aware of the challenges of looking into the future. First the image below speaks volumes to the difficulty of doing so for those professionals[…]

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