News You Can Use – Ransomware in Healthcare and Address Verification
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of July.
You can read more about the series here and the concept of keeping up with innovating in healthcare. Please send me your suggestions on topics you’d like to see covered. You can reach out direct via the contact form on my website, send me a message on LinkedIn or on my Facebook page (DrNickvT), or on Twitter tagging me (@DrNic1) and #TheIncrementalist or you can click this link to generate a ready-made tweet to fill in.
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We discuss the increasing instances of Ransomware and why healthcare has such a big target on its back (this is not new as I noted back in 2018 – The Feeding Frenzy of Hackers Around Digital Healthcare). As we discussed in our update from AMDIS – expect more security overlay to our activities in healthcare.
We review the HHS funding announcement of $80 million in American Rescue Plan Funding designed to “Strengthen U.S. Public Health IT, Improve COVID-19 Data Collection, and Bolster Representation of Underrepresented Communities in Public Health IT Workforce” and ponder if 0.02% of this government investment is really enough, and Craig wonders why the government needs to create a 70+ page proposal to standardize patient address (essential for patient matching) when the US Postal service already has a well established system for this
Listen in to hear about Doximity and their recent IPO for $4 Billion and the recently funded company Zus that Jonathan Bush is leading.
About the Show
For years Dr. Nick van Terheyden aka Dr. Nick, has served as a voice on the impact of new technologies on healthcare, earning a reputation as a leading authority on where the future of medicine is going. Combining powers of observation and real world experience, Dr. Nick has seen many predictions come true and makes the case that innovations in healthcare can be accomplished incrementally, not just by moonshot events. Tune in to hear Dr. Nick: The Incrementalist and his guests discuss what the future of healthcare looks like, how we will get there, and what it will take to improve healthcare for all.
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