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Data, Data Everywhere: How Decommissioning Systems Can Help Stop the Bleeding

John Kravitz, Corporate CIO, Geisinger Health System For health systems, the financial impact of Covid-19 has been devastating. The decision made by most to postpone elective procedures has led to losses of millions (or even hundreds of millions) of dollars, and has put IT leaders in the difficult position of having to cut costs. And… Read More »

Blancco Technology Group and Partner Data Agility Group Announce Accelerated Growth of Erasure as a Service Sales Opportunities

Increasing focus on consumer data privacy and corporate social responsibility initiatives lead to higher demand for secure data sanitization Austin, TEXAS – April 9, 2020 – Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, today announced that due to its close partnership with Data Agility Group (DAG), which… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Doctors Hid Data on Stent Deaths

A stent is a wire mesh tube that may be implanted into a coronary artery during a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), or angioplasty, procedure. It’s intended to treat a clogged artery, which has reduced blood flow due to a buildup of fatty deposits, or plaque. The blockage can lead to a heart attack, but the… Read More »

How to read between the lines of the healthcare data blocking debate

About a year ago, the Department of Health and Human Services first proposed rules to promote sharing and the interoperability of health data to enable patients to electronically access their health information. Many of the top industry players submitted commentary to The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the Centers for… Read More »