Doctor devises new database methodology to thwart hackers and end big data breaches

Longtime healthcare and technology veteran William Yasnoff, MD, has created a personal grid tactic for tuning relational databases to make it harder for hackers to steal large sets of medical records.And Yasnoff, a managing partner at NHII Advisors, said that hospital CIOs and CISOs or technology vendors can use the personal grid approach for free.[…]

Verizon to heavy wireless data users: ‘You’re fired’

Just because Verizon Wireless has some customers on “unlimited data plans,” it doesn’t mean that Verizon wants them to actually use it.Throttling the speeds of so-called data hogs was a tactic Verizon used before the FCC passed the net neutrality rule. Since throttling is now frowned on by the FCC, the largest wireless carrier in[…]

AMIA Challenges FDA over EHR Data Quality Claims

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is raising concerns over EHR data quality in current systems in comments on draft guidance issued by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of EHR data for clinical investigations.“As a picture of the future state, this guidance provides an important window into how interoperable EHRs and electronic[…]

How to prepare for a data breach  

Michael Bruemmer’s team is busy these days, and that’s both good news and bad news for companies like yours. Bruemmer heads up the Data Breach Resolution group at Experian. This team provides the call center, notification and identity theft protection services to clients following a data breach.Over a span of 12 years, this arm of[…]

Tech jobs report: Security, devops, and big data stay hot

If you’re wondering what IT skill sets to acquire, security and devops are doing well in the job market. Pay for cloud skills, however, is eroding.Research firm Foote Partners’ latest quarterly IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index determined that the market value for 450 IT certifications it tracks had increased for 12 consecutive quarters. Market values[…]

How Data Is Transforming The Creative Process

Every day Buzzfeed publishes more than 600 pieces of content and while many believe science determines whether the platform writes about crazy cats or the funniest Bernie Sanders quotes, intuition still plays a massive role in its coverage, says Buzzfeed’s CMO Frank Cooper during a presentation hosted by OMD during Cannes Lions. It is this balance[…]

5 Ways Providers Can Prevent Patient Data Breaches

2015 was unsurprisingly the year with the highest-profile healthcare data breaches to-date. With more and more patient information being transferred and stored digitally it’s a trend likely to continue for many years to come. Clinics, doctors offices, insurers and hospitals, however, are equally increasing their measures in fighting back.Similar to money and jewels, no data[…]

Printer security: Is your company’s data really safe? 

On March 24th of this year, 59 printers at Northeastern University in Boston suddenly output white supremacist hate literature, part of a wave of spammed printer incidents reported at Northeastern and on at least a half dozen other campuses.What’s really new in SharePoint 2016?With SharePoint 2016, Microsoft is going back to what SharePoint is all[…]

Neb. Data Breach Notification Law Clarifies Encryption Aspect

Nebraska recently amended its data breach notification law, more clearly defining how encrypted data is to be handled in such situations.Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed an amended version of the state’s data breach notification law last month, which further clarifies the data encryption exemption and expands the definition of personal information.LB835 made changes relating to[…]