Hospitals must be able to defend themselves against an ever-changing threat landscape – often with limited budgets. Providers must understand where and why security concerns exist and take steps to proactively address and alleviate these concerns. Learn how you can take action today.
Throughout the second day at HIMSS, I had the opportunity to partake in discussions with current and prospective partners, advisors, and analysts on arguably the most pressing topic facing healthcare IT today – security and privacy.
Here in Orlando amidst the palms and petunias, the artistry of design shakes hands with the science of innovation … welcome to the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society's Annual meeting, aka HIMSS 2019.
The pharmaceutical supply chain is in a state of disruption. Drugs intended to help, heal, and save are being compromised every day – and the patients who depend on them are the ones who suffer. Technology offers a way to address the security and visibility risks that prevent valuable pharmaceuticals from reaching their intended market. Blockchain, in particular, holds the keys to the supply chain revolution.
An average hospital system has thousands of stationary and mobile medical devices and spends millions of dollars on maintenance, purchasing, and leasing. However, when it comes to investing in an integrated solution that can manage these effectively, decision makers are reluctant to change status quo or move away from existing approaches that are "working". But maybe doing nothing is actually costing them more...
The pharmaceutical industry is challenged with keeping up with the constant development of groundbreaking research, alongside the barrage of new innovations, regulations and digital technologies. As the sector charges full-speed into the digital age, how it responds to these stimuli, and how it adapts its business models, will be crucial in determining its success in creating the supply chains of tomorrow.
Medical device management has risen as a major healthcare concern. Effective management is hampered by information silos, limited budgets for medical device security, and the failure to capture critical data. HIMSS and Unisys conducted a joint survey to capture the state of medical device management practices across the industry.This blog summarizes our findings and recommendations on how the industry can work towards improving medical device management.
The Drug Supply Chain Security Act or DSCSA is on countdown mode. Manufacturers, repackagers, wholesale distributors, dispensers, and third-party logistics providers come under the purview of this legislation. So where are you on your DSCSA compliance journey?