Industry Publications

"Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry" 

Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, June 2017

This report reflects the imperatives, recommendations and action items developed by the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force and it's contributors, after a year long discussion and analysis of The Cybersecurity Act of 2015. The report reflects the need for a unified effort to meet an urgent challenge.

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"Don't Say the 'A' Word!"

IRIS Chief Enterprise Architect, Alberto S. Llanes, Ph.D. recently co-authored with Maynard Avery Austin III, Esq. a very stimulating article, "Don't state the ‘A’ Word!", that was published in the December 2016 issue of The Journal of Enterprise Architecture.

The article proposes a solution for perceived problems attributed to, not only enterprise architecture (EA) and systems architecture, but the architecture discipline as a whole. It looks inward instead of outward to identify where things have gone wrong and identifies ways to improve and better contribute actionable value to stakeholders.

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“Healthcare and Cyber Security: Increasing Threats Require Increased Capabilities”

Healthcare providers and payers are threatened by networks and practices that leave information, technology and hospital equipment open to cyberattacks. However there are steps to be taken that will lead to more secure practices ensuring the safety of patients and confidentiality of information kept by healthcare providers, such as “incorporation of cyber security in the technology and architecture upfront, via strategic design” and “a well prepared and coordinated cyber security team and a security operations center.”

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Download this file (KPMG-2015-Cyber-Healthcare-Survey.pdf)KPMG Survey1950 kB

“Any, Certified, and Basic: Quantifying Physician EHR Adoption through 2014” 

An increasing number of health care providers are using EHRs.  However physicians are not necessarily using all possible applications of EHR technology, as well as reporting varied implementation of Medicaid/Medicare incentive programs. Implementation of EHR also differs between small and large practice physicians.

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“Emergency Physician Task Switching Increases with the Introduction of a Commercial Electronic Health Record”

The switch for physicians to a commercial electronic health record can be rocky, whether that switch may be from paper records or a homegrown solution.  Finding a way to make this transition smoother and the ensuing usage of commercial EHRs more effective creates a safer environment for patients and more efficient healthcare providers. 

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