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Jim Adams Discusses Using Big Data Successfully to Care for PatientsNovember 11th 2021
Gathering and having access to an enormous amount of data isn’t the most important thing; using that data at the time of need to influence care choices is crucial, said Jim Adams, chief innovation officer, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime.
Cybersecurity Precautions Protect Patient Data and Care DeliveryNovember 9th 2021
On this week's episode of Data Book, Jesse Fasolo, director of technology, infrastructure, and cybersecurity at St. Joseph’s Health, discusses cybersecurity for hospitals and health systems, the biggest threats and points of vulnerability, how attackers are evolving, how to respond when there is a breach and more.
George Van Antwerp on Understanding the Right Data to Address Health DisparitiesNovember 4th 2021
Using and analyzing data for some subpopulations is still in the early stages and there remain a lot of questions around what is the right data to collect, said George Van Antwerp, MBA, managing director, Deloitte Consulting.
Big Health Is De-Stigmatizing Mental Health and Providing Broad Access With Digital TherapeuticsNovember 2nd 2021
On this week's episode of Data Book, Charlotte Lee, MBChB, of Big Health, a digital therapeutics company, discusses digital therapeutic options for anxiety and insomnia, the importance of improved access to mental health care, reducing perceived stigma for mental health care and more.
Technology Expert Jesse Fasolo Highlights Cybersecurity Threats to HealthcareOctober 30th 2021
Information security is changing so fast, healthcare systems need to work on shorter strategies so they can pivot to what’s current, said Jesse Fasolo, PhD student, director, technology infrastructure & cybersecurity, information security officer, St. Joseph's Health.
Dr. Leslie Kantor Examines the Potential “Twindemic” Impact on Health SystemsOctober 27th 2021
The possibility of hospitals and health systems being hit by both COVID-19 and flu hospitalizations makes it crucial people get vaccinated against both, said Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH, chair and professor of the Department of Urban-Global Public Health, Rutgers School of Public Health.
Dr. Edmondo Robinson Highlights the Growing Use of AIOctober 21st 2021
Telehealth isn't the only enduring technology that was implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic; artificial intelligence (AI) was being used more than ever across Moffitt Cancer Center, said Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA, MS, FACP, senior vice president and chief digital officer at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Dr. Edmondo Robinson Outlines Hospital Readiness to Receive Large Amounts of Patient DataOctober 15th 2021
Hospitals and health systems are largely not equipped to handle all the patient data they could receive and turn it into actionable information, explained Edmondo Robinson, MD, MBA, MS, FACP, senior vice president and chief digital officer at Moffitt Cancer Center.
Podcast: Setting Up a Supply Chain Strategy for SuccessOctober 5th 2021
Ira Tauber, president of Triose, discussed the supply chain issues that emerged at the beginning of the pandemic, as well as potential upcoming supply chain issues as hospitals and health systems care for an aging U.S. population.
More than 90% of Hospital Staff in New York Are Vaccinated After Mandate Goes Into EffectSeptember 29th 2021
Although New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency because of staffing shortages due to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, 92% of hospital and nursing home staff had received their first dose by the Monday deadline.
Even With Vaccines, PPE Remain an Important Layer of Protection Amid COVID-19 SurgeSeptember 15th 2021
A provider of personal protective equipment (PPE) discusses the continued importance of PPE, vaccine mandates and healthcare workforce shortages amid the surge of COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant
Podcast: Getting Health Systems and Hospitals to Utilize Data From WearablesSeptember 14th 2021
Terri Casterton, director of Healthcare Product and Strategy at Bottle Rocket, discussed the latest Apple Watch features, the use of patient supplied data in healthcare and the use of technological innovations in healthcare.
Innovation in Chronic Disease Management Is a Marathon and Requires Organizational EnduranceAugust 10th 2021
At the HIMSS21 Digital Program, speakers from Highmark Health and Geisinger outlined the ways they are innovating to address chronic disease management and the endurance needed to see it through.
AI Success in Healthcare Requires Transparency, Public-Private PartnershipAugust 10th 2021
In order for artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare to be successful, there needs to be more transparency around the data that goes into an algorithm, explained John Halamka, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Platform.
Telemedicine Use During the Pandemic Less Frequently Used for Preventive CareJuly 28th 2021
During the pandemic, telemedicine use increased overall, but was more commonly used for established patients and the delivery of psychiatric and behavioral health care and less commonly used for preventive care.