technology

Ransomware attacks present growing threat for hospitalsCyberattacks based on ransomware—hacking into a computer system and holding it hostage until the victim pays to regain access—are on the rise.
Disruptive technology and pediatric practiceEvery few years I like to speculate about the future of medical technology as well as the future of pediatric practice. Both, you see, are very much intertwined, and in my view the future of pediatric practice looks very good indeed.
Sexting, dignity, and what we can learn from one anotherPediatricians often find themselves sitting across from teenagers trying to counsel them on wise and safe sexual practices. Unsure how much or what kind of information parents provide about sex, these conversations can be as awkward as they are important.
How cyberattacks can impact physiciansData thieves are getting craftier with their methods—and are actively targeting healthcare records.
Nine best practices in healthcare IT project managementHealthcare organizations must have sound IT project management practices in place to sensibly manage both human and financial resources. Here are nine best practices to follow.
Health Execs: How I power down at the end of the dayWith a high-paced career, it can be difficult to transition from work to home. We asked our editorial advisors to share their secrets.
Who should own healthcare apps?There are more than 165,000 health- and wellness-related apps for iOS, but overall engagement remains low outside the top 10. To best benefit users, who should be responsible for health and wellness apps—employers, healthcare insurers or individual consumers? It depends.
Remote monitoring of diabetics: Applications and reimbursementHere’s how remote monitoring works to improve diabetic patient care, and a look at whether payers are paying for it.
‘Hottest areas’ for healthcare investmentsSterling Partners’ Dan Hosler identifies the subsectors for healthcare investing that can help reduce costs and improve quality.
Effective patient messaging drives higher value healthcareMedication non-adherence is a growing issue for patients, physicians and health plans. Here’s one effective solution.