Big data and the future of healthcare

Big data and the future of healthcare

Big data’s potential is clear, but it also poses a new set of challenges, especially for a sector as complex as healthcare.   Data-driven insights could ultimately improve the quality of life for many patients. But the industry still has significant barriers to overcome before it can make the most of the overwhelming data sets […]

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Securing your medical data

Securing your medical data

Secure medical data using a comprehensive strategy Medical data protection has become a big issue in the digital age when cyberattacks are becoming more prevalent, even as more and more patient data is being gathered.   A national electronic health record (EHR) database is under development, while the government has provided additional funds and incentives […]

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How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

How to stop ransomware attacks in 2017

In May 2017, an ominous message greeted workers in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS): “Oops, your files have been encrypted!” This is how malware known variously as WannaCry, WannaCrypt or WannaCryptor 2.0 announced itself to the wider world. With systems locked and critical files encrypted, doctor’s surgeries had to close and hospitals turned patients […]

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Convertibles make health care IT flexible

Convertibles make health care IT flexible

Computers have traditionally come in one of a few carefully defined forms. Desktop computers are systems that you go somewhere to use. Laptop computers are machines you can carry different places to use. Tablets are devices you can use while standing up.   Health care professionals and administrators would choose the platform that would be […]

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