Friday, July 3, 2015

Why stopping data breaches will become a bigger problem by the day

Story thumbnail Inside Wisconsin/Tom Still: To listen to cybersecurity experts talk shop can be akin to watching a horror film: It’s scary but you can’t seem to turn away. They use terms such as “the dark web,” “takers,” “buyers,” “key strokers” and “memory dumpers” to describe a world where hackers, who range from criminals to terrorists, engage in a global search for valuable data that can be stolen, sold or otherwise used against its owners.

Get My Health Data campaign launches in time for ‘Data Independence Day’

Story thumbnail July 4 is upon us, and with that also comes “Data Independence Day,” when consumers are supposed to start asking en masse for copies of their medical records, in hopes of demonstrating to providers, IT vendors and healthcare policy-makers that there truly is wide demand for such access.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Survey: Providers need better cost analytics tools for payments

Story thumbnail 'Finance departments will need to prepare to manage these challenges and have better systems to measure performance' As healthcare providers shift away from fee-for-service toward value-based payment models, they're hitting some serious roadblocks – one of them being that the majority of them lack sophisticated IT tools and analysis to support these new models.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Exact Sciences Outlines Pipeline of Diagnostics for Deadliest Cancers

Story thumbnail Exact Sciences’ ambitious plan to commercialize molecular diagnostic tests for several of the deadliest cancers is starting to come into focus. Fresh off announcing a partnership with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to co-develop multiple blood-based diagnostic tests for lung cancer, Madison, WI-based Exact (NASDAQ: EXAS) shared new details last week about planned molecular diagnostic tests for cancers of the pancreas and esophagus.

12 Things You Should Never Say To A Potential Investor

Story thumbnail Innovation Zone/Tom Koulopoulos: If you're intent on going the VC route then what you do say in your pitch is just as important as what you don't. While venture capital isn't right for the vast majority of businesses, if you've decided to go that route then I'm going to assume you're doing your homework on how to put together a really great pitch and business plan. I'll leave that heavy lifting to you (although I have included links to four of my favorite pitch decks in this article).

Majority of healthcare organizations have recently seen ‘significant’ data security incident

Story thumbnail Think healthcare data security is a bigger problem now than it was a year ago? Insiders would agree. In a newly released survey from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, 87 percent of health information security officers and other health IT professionals said that cybersecurity has become a higher business priority within their organizations in the last year. Two-thirds of the 297 respondents reported having experienced a “significant security incident in the recent past,” according to the survey, released Tuesday at the HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum in Chicago.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Allscripts invests $200M in Soon-Shiong’s NantHealth in software integration deal (updated)

Story thumbnail Electronic health records vendor Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has bought a 10 percent equity stake in NantHealth, the health IT arm of Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong’s empire, for $200 million, while another Soon-Shiong company has bought $100 million worth of stock in Allscripts. The deal, announced Tuesday, extends a partnership first disclosed in March, in which the two companies agreed to share technology in developing more personalized cancer treatments.

The danger of turning opinions into facts

Story thumbnail Business Model Innovation/Kay Plantes: One of the hardest challenges facing leaders is making decisions in the face of uncertainties. To deal with the discomfort of uncertainty, some leaders turn their assumptions and beliefs into “facts” in their mind. That’s unfortunate. Stick blindly to ill-informed thinking, as some prominent leaders have done, and you’ve doomed your company to decline. Let’s look at some examples.

5 Kick-Ass Gadgets That Will Help You Deliver Killer Presentations

Story thumbnail Innovation Zone/Tom Koulopoulos: These five gadgets will help you to stay in control, focus on your content, and wow your audience. I've been on the speaking circuit for 25 years. I've learned a lot in that time about what makes a keynote presentation great; not just good but great. My article on Presenting Naked covered the techniques of delivering great presentations. In this post I'll share some of the tools I use to make the visual part of my keynotes flow seamlessly with my delivery.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Revisiting some recent topics: Startups, innovation, trade, cybersecurity and more

Story thumbnail Inside Wisconsin/Tom Still: Columnists often play recurring melodies. Just following up on a few of my own tunes… On Wisconsin’s startup climate: A prime example of why business rankings can depend on what’s being measured – and how – comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages noted that Wisconsin stood 35th among the 50 states in jobs created between 2010 and 2014, a relatively lackluster standing.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Direct messaging finding stride, despite hurdles

Story thumbnail 'Growth is continuing, and I expect it to continue, but it does feel that it's been an uphill struggle, at times' The 2015 Direct Messaging Survey published this week by HIMSS shows growing use and appreciation for the secure, email-like method of data exchange. But there are still challenges to be ironed out – related to technology standards, cost and workflow – before it sees broader acceptance.

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