Today is a part of This Week In Health IT that is dedicated to propelling healthcare forward by amplifying the voices of advancement and innovation in health technology. Managing Editor and Host Bill Russell has served on executive teams in healthcare, higher education, and Fortune 500 consulting practices. As Chief Information Officer for St. Joseph Health, a 16 hospital $6.5 billion system, he rapidly accelerated the diffusion of new IT strategies, adopted emerging models like cloud, agile development, and invested in two successful startups. On This Week in Health IT, Bill utilizes his experience to prompt leaders, innovators, and organizations to share their stories in a conversational style to capture the wisdom of the industry. Stay up to date, prepare your team, and propel healthcare forward. Subscribe today at https://www.thisweekhealth.com/subscribe.
Today: The 229 Project - 4 Years Old Today
A place of renewal and collaboration for Healthcare leaders. Check it out.
Today: VIVE Why it's Worth the Time
Last show with this crappy audio. I'm on the road and I didn't travel with my mic. Thought I would riff on the value of the conference.
Today: Tuesday Morning at VIVE
Just me reporting back from LA.
Newsday: LockBit Shutdown, Healthcare Conferences, and Navigating Cloud Security with Drex DeFord
February 26, 2024: Drex DeFord, President of Cyber and Risk Community at This Week Health, joins Bill for the news. They explore the impact of cybersecurity on healthcare, illustrated by the shutdown of LockBit ransomware operations, and the implications for the industry. How does the arrest of cyber criminals and the seizure of decryption keys alter the landscape of health IT security, and what does it signify for future cybersecurity strategies? The conversation shifts to the nuances of healthcare conferences, emphasizing the value of personal connections and the exchange of pragmatic solutions over theoretical discussions. What role do these conferences play in fostering innovation and problem-solving within the health IT community? Can cloud services offer a more secure and efficient infrastructure for health IT, or do they introduce new vulnerabilities? This episode prompts listeners to consider the evolving challenges and opportunities in health IT, encouraging a deeper reflection on how these developments affect the broader healthcare landscape.
Key Points:Invoking Impactful Discussions in HealthcareCyber Threat TakedownCloud vs. On Site StorageMaking the Most of ViveMicrosoft Data Leaks
News articles:LockBit Ransomware Operation Shut Down; Criminals Arrested; Decryption Keys ReleasedAzure and Microsoft Exchange Servers Victim To Active Exploitation by Hackers
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Today: Go or Don't Go to VIVE, How to Maximize your Value
VIVE is next week. Go or Don't go, how can you get the most out of the event.
Today: Change Healthcare / Optum is Taken Offline
Change Healthcare is offline due to a cyber incident. They do 15 Billion transactions in healthcare annually. Yeah, it's kind of a big deal.