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Three Lessons Healthcare Executives Can Learn From the Sony Hack

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As if healthcare executives needed more to worry about, the recent hacker attack on Sony Pictures should send yet another reminder that data security can’t be ignored. On an international stage, Sony management learned the hard way that their e-mails, text messages, and private conversations were vulnerable to attack. Hackers accessed everything from the company’s sensitive financial information to its confidential employee communications. In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Sony is facing government inquiries, class action lawsuits from employees and business partners, and a significantly tarnished reputation.

Many executives in our industry might think that healthcare facilities are better prepared to withstand hacker attacks, with numerous government agencies regulating how we store and transmit protected health information (PHI) and personal identifiable information (PII). In reality, a significant number of healthcare facilities have already suffered damaging hacker attacks over the last few years and expectations are that hacker attacks will be a continued threat for the foreseeable future. The question healthcare executives must ask is: “What are we going to do about it?”

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Wireless Big Data in the Cloud


I was chatting with a friend the other day about  how to get people’s attention in this information-overload age, and we decided that the use of buzz words was a critical component of success.  So I decided to test this catchy title and see if it leads to any more reader traffic than I usually get.

Really, I’m not messing with you.  There is something to the idea of buzz word use in our search engine optimized world, but as I reflected on these three technology trends, I thought it worth pausing for a moment to reflect on just how game-changing each is for those of us in the connected health space.

Wireless/Mobile

Of all the top-of-the-hype-cycle buzz words in health care right now, mobile tops the list.  And while we probably can’t cure cancer, reverse aging and find the true meaning of life with mobile technology, it really has revolutionized the world of healthcare.

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