Friday, April 24, 2015
Its taken several years, billions of dollars in breaches, and one large-scale hack that rocked the entertainment industry, but Congress is finally on the verge of passing a cybersecurity bill that could make Target breaches far less devastating.
In a majority 307-116 vote Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting Cyber Networks Act, a bill that would let private companies grant real-time access to their computer systems to federal agencies and other companies to better fend off cyber threats.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Innovation Zone/Tom Koulopoulos:
Negotiation may well be the single most important and yet least understood business and life skill. Most people see negotiation as a conflict between adversaries, a way to one-up an opponent through manipulation. With over 30 years of running businesses, I can tell you that nothing could be further from the truth. Negotiation is not a boxing match; it's more like a dance between strangers in which the participants need to develop a deep understanding of each other to avoid tripping over themselves.
An expert in patient safety explores the benefits and the dangers of the digital revolution in healthcare. The patient-physician relationship has been evolving probably since the days of Hippocrates. How would you characterize where we are right now?
We love feedback, but our enterprises do it all wrong. The CEO of BetterWorks wants employers to treat feedback more like a Fitbit.
People want to know how they are doing, and few of us feel like we hear it enough. Kris Duggan, CEO and founder of BetterWorks, believes that we're bad at giving feedback to our employees, which keeps us from aligning work to business goals, makes employees less engaged and less productive, and keeps us all from reaching our full potential in the enterprise.
Press releases and other news
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Innovation is driving a significant amount of change in the healthcare industry, Patrick Conway, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Tuesday, putting the onus on providers to take action or fall behind.
Press releases and other news
Monday, April 20, 2015
Guest Column/Paul A. Jones:
I have had the privilege of knowing the folks at Aver Informatics since the team consisted of the two founders and the plan was on the back of an envelope. It has been quite a ride over the last few years, a ride that, alas, has taken the company from Green Bay to Columbus Ohio. As a strong advocate for high impact entrepreneurship and venture capital here in the Badger State, last years move to Ohio was disappointing. As a small investor in Aver and having spent some time with the company and its lead investor in Columbus last week I am a bit chagrined to say that, well, moving to Ohio was a great idea.
Abolishing v/d/t threshold could help providers, but patient engagement proponents cry foul
One of the more troublesome measures of Stage 2 meaningful use has been the requirement that providers get at least five percent of their patients to view, download or transmit their digitized health information.
State government CIOs have some of the same hiring problems as their private-business counterparts. Here are 10 of biggest trends in IT hiring and what executives can do to get the best talent.
Friday, April 17, 2015
EHR leader Epic announced this week during HIMSS15 that it will no longer charge a fee to exchange patient records between Epic customers and non-Epic customers through a module formerly called Care Elsewhere, Modern Healthcare first reports.
Inside Wisconsin/Tom Still:
When computer scientist Michelle Lee joined Google as its first head of patent strategy, the company held a few dozen intellectual property grants. When she left eight years later, Googles portfolio spanned 10,500 patents.
The patent explosion inside Google during Lees tenure there is emblematic of how much the U.S. economy relies on innovation and how protection of intellectual property is essential to perpetuating that cycle.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Boardroom Perspectives/Ron Kral:
Five considerations to define a healthy balance within ERM
Where does the boards role begin and end regarding risk? A company's core objective is to create and increase wealth for its shareholders. Collectively, directors provide leadership toward this objective through two primary functions: 1) decision-making and 2) executive management oversight. Decision-making includes approving corporate policy, strategic goals, annual budgets, major expenditures, and the acquisition or disposal of material assets. It also includes evaluating and selecting the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and approving the companys risk appetite.