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Safeguarding Security

Safeguarding Security in the Cloud: 3 Ways to Reduce Risk in Life Sciences

Safeguarding Security in the Cloud: 3 Ways to Reduce Risk in Life Sciences By Sudish Mogli • Nov 17, 2021 As the threat and cost of ransomware attacks in life sciences rises, organizations face intense pressure to embed new controls that protect the integrity of their data, including patient data from clinical trials, electronic health records, physicians notes, etc. One way that life sciences organizations can protect increasingly large volumes of sensitive data is through the move to the cloud, which offers continual access to the latest security patches and releases to mitigate risk. But safeguarding critical data shouldn’t rely...

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Data Lake Performance

Taking a Deep Dive into Cloud Data Lake Performance: Making Sure Your Gold is Counted

Taking a Deep Dive into Cloud Data Lake Performance: Making Sure Your Gold is Counted By Anand Kumar • Nov 15, 2021 Data analytics and data science are the buzzwords of the moment for life sciences organizations, and for good reason. As use of both structured and poly-structured data has grown, so has the potential to transform development of drug, therapeutics, diagnostics and devices. However, for the majority of companies, the potential to leverage Big Data for milestone discoveries has been elusive, in large part due to issues within their cloud data lakes. By better understanding the opportunities and challenges...

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Get Your Head in the Cloud: Managed Cloud Services Help Healthcare Organizations Attain Digital Transformation

Get Your Head in the Cloud: Managed Cloud Services Help Healthcare Organizations Attain Digital Transformation Jason Polli, Healthcare Triangle • Nov 09, 2021 Six out of 10 healthcare organizations are adopting a hybrid approach to cloud adoption, a recent CHIME survey of healthcare IT executives found, while 10% rely on public cloud services and 11% use a private-cloud approach. Yet 47% say it’s too early to tell whether their investment is providing value—a finding that could point to the value of a managed services approach. Across the country, spending on public cloud services across industries is expected to grow 18.4%...

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Breaking Down Blockchain’s Big Potential

Breaking Down Blockchain’s Big Potential: What Pharma Leaders Should Know

Breaking Down Blockchain’s Big Potential: What Pharma Leaders Should Know By Suresh Venkatachari, CEO, Healthcare Triangle • Oct 27, 2021 There is a burning need for blockchain in pharma. Today, large pharmaceutical companies are betting on blockchain to help accelerate drug development and discovery, better understand how certain chemicals affect specific demographics, and improve their supply chain, all by securely sharing data in real time. Consider that pharmaceutical companies lose $200 billion per year to counterfeit drugs. With blockchain, pharma companies can track the distribution of prescription drugs in real time. In an instant, a distributor can scan a bottle...

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Struggling with Agility? Its Time to Move Towards Cloud-based Data Analytics Approach

Struggling with Agility? Its Time to Move Towards Cloud-based Data Analytics Approach Struggling with Agility? Its Time to Move Towards Cloud-based Data Analytics Approach [11:00 AM] Meena Baskaran Struggling with Agility? Its Time to Move Towards Cloud-based Data Analytics Approach Struggling with Agility? Why It’s Time to Rethink Your Cloud Approach By Anand Kumar • Oct 27, 2021 We’re in an era where pharmaceutical companies can predict whether an individual will switch to a new prescription drug based on data captured from that person’s Twitter feed. But many life sciences organizations struggle to rapidly analyze the treasure trove of data...

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Supercharging Cloud Performance

Supercharging Cloud Performance: Why a Self-Service Platform Could Make the Difference

Supercharging Cloud Performance: Why a Self-Service Platform Could Make the Difference By Sudish Mogli • Oct 15, 2021 From genetic breakthroughs that could transform treatment for complex conditions to new biosensor technologies that could revolutionize diagnostics, new innovations have led to a radical reimagining of the future of life sciences—and cloud-based platforms are at the center of this transformation. That’s why it’s critical that life sciences organizations gain the desired level of performance from their cloud investments. Yet two out of three life sciences organizations say they haven’t achieved the results they expected, an Accenture analysis shows. One way to...

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Helping Physician Practices Connect for Success with EHR Usability Support

Helping Physician Practices Connect for Success with EHR Usability Support By Ryan Sommers, PMP • Oct 12, 2021 Seven out of 10 physicians have used the same electronic health record (EHR) for more than five years, a Medical Economics survey found. Yet one-third of physicians still struggle with EHR usability: 38% want a system that is easier to use, and 33% want customization options. What’s holding physician practices back from optimizing their EHR? Most independent and small group practices either do not have the personnel or financial resources to invest in upgrades that could help physicians more effectively leverage the...

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Scale Your Business with Digital Technology

Scale Your Business with Digital Technology Platforms

Scale Your Business with Digital Technology Platforms Healthcare Triangle • Oct 08, 2021 The life sciences and the pharmaceutical industry have always been in the throes of change—be it a radical medical breakthrough or a unique product and service innovation driving the wave of digital transformation.  In a recent webinar hosted by Healthcare Triangle, Sudish Mogli, Chief Technology Officer at Healthcare Triangle, discussed how organizations build the digital technology platform to enable their digital transformation journey. The webinar highlighted the best practices of building and operating an advanced and always current digital technology platform. Digital Technology Platforms are Critical to Digital Transformation...

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Managed Services Approach

6 Ways a Managed Services Approach Optimizes the Value of the Cloud in Healthcare

6 Ways a Managed Services Approach Optimizes the Value of the Cloud in Healthcare Healthcare Triangle • Oct 07, 2021 Healthcare IT departments are facing a growing challenge: how to protect business continuity across platforms amid increased ransomware attacks now that healthcare is the most targeted industry for cyberattack. Organizations must create layers of protection—including cloud-based protection—not only to protect their data, but to prepare for the explosion of new structured and unstructured data from health wearables to biometric sensors to mobile health apps. Providers will need advanced capabilities for collecting disparate data, tying the data to patients’ electronic medical records and analyzing...

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EHR

Making Your EHR Work for You: 7 Roadblocks Faced by Healthcare Leaders

Making Your EHR Work for You: 7 Roadblocks Faced by Healthcare Leaders Healthcare Triangle • Sep 27, 2021 For over 20 years, the government and the healthcare industry have been trying to figure out how to make EHRs a meaningful tool that benefits providers and patients. But healthcare organizations typically face numerous obstacles to achieving that end. Recently, Healthcare Triangle partnered with CHIME to hold a focus group of healthcare CIOs to identify the most common roadblocks they face in optimizing their EHR. Ashleigh Rogers, Vice President of Healthcare for Healthcare Triangle, facilitated the focus group to gain a better...

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Not Getting the ROI You Expected from the Cloud? Look at Your Operating Model

Not Getting the ROI You Expected from the Cloud? Look at Your Operating Model Sudish Mogli • Sep 13, 2021 According to a recent Accenture analysis, two out of three life sciences organizations struggle to achieve optimal return from their investments in cloud computing. This is unfortunate, considering that the cloud is clearly emerging as a game changer in pharma, biotech, medtech and other companies in this space. In pharma alone, the cloud computing market is expected to reach $12.1 billion in 2022, up from $4.7 billion in 2017. Not Just Another Data Center In my experience, I have found...

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3 Top Questions about Digital Transformation in Healthcare Answered

3 Top Questions About Digital Transformation in Healthcare Answered Healthcare Triangle • Sep 09, 2021 What is the key to driving digital innovation with data analytics—and where should healthcare leaders begin? In a recent webinar hosted by CHIME, Ashleigh Rogers, Vice President, Healthcare at Healthcare Triangle, and Sudish Mogli, Chief Technology Officer at Healthcare Triangle, broke down common barriers to digital innovation and shared real-world insight on how to overcome them. Digital innovation is happening, pulled along in some cases by the recent pandemic. Nearly one-in-three healthcare organizations will deploy virtual assistants for patient triage, and 35% will shift workflows...

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Data Swamp

Don’t Get Bogged Down:How to Keep Your Data Lake from Turning into a Data Swamp

Don’t Get Bogged Down: How to Keep Your Data Lake from Turning into a Data Swamp By Anand Kumar• Sep 10, 2021 What is the key to driving digital innovation with data analytics—and where should healthcare leaders begin? It’s often said that “data is the new oil.” If that’s true—and many think it is—life sciences organizations have a growing wealth and variety of the commodity at their disposal to advance the research and analytics essential to their success. No longer dependent on structured data like text, life sciences organizations are increasingly making use of “poly-structured” data like images, audio and...

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HCTI Blockchain

Get a Better Night’s Sleep: What Pharma Leaders Should KnowAbout Blockchain

Get a Better Night’s Sleep: What Pharma Leaders Should Know About Blockchain Kumara Guru, Chief Growth Officer, Healthcare Triangle • Sep 03, 2021 If you are the leader of a pharmaceuticalcompany, chances are a number of threats keep you up at night. Here are a few possibilities: Drug counterfeiters, who steal an estimated $200 billion from Big Pharma each year Data breaches, which can compromise study outcomes and patient privacy in clinical trials Supply chain breakdowns, which can hinder delivery of critical treatments for cancer patients and those with chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease What’s the secret to...

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Key Takeaways

Webinar Key Takeaways: Responding to Ransomware with AWS Backup and DR

Webinar Key Takeaways – Responding to Ransomware with AWS Backup and DR Healthcare Triangle • Aug 20, 2021 Ransomware attacks have proven to be one of the most destructive cyber threats for healthcare organizations, driving financial and legal strain and disrupting their care delivery processes and quality. In the face of high-profile cyberattacks on healthcare organizations, Joe Grinstead, Vice President – Technology at Healthcare Triangle Inc, and Roman Schwartz, DR Expert at AWS, presented the latest webinar, “Responding to Ransomware with AWS Backup and DR”. The webinar covered how cloud-based disaster recovery can provide better reliability, availability, and security than...

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Interoperability

Interoperability – Get your head in the cloud

Interoperability – Get your head in the cloud David Jarvis, Director of Interoperability Services • July 16, 2021 Healthcare organizations have tools available on the cloud to solve the toughest healthcare processes, and more tools are introduced every day. It all comes down to envisioning a better process and identifying the data needed at what point in the process to make your workflow intuitive – both on screen and to the clinicians and patients. Where are you building interoperability? It is imperative to begin this journey with the mindset that the landscape can and will change for data integration and...

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Turning Data into Actionable Insight: How AI Is Making a Difference

Turning Data into Actionable Insight: How AI Is Making a Difference ​ Healthcare Triangle • Jun 21, 2021 At Monument Health, a large, integrated health system serving 14 rural and urban communities across western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming, the ability to close gaps in care depends on the availability of data at the point of care. With data coming from multiple sources in myriad forms, including faxes and PDFs, a significant portion of Monument Health’s clinical data was trapped in paper form. As a result, this six-hospital, 4,500-caregiver system had to ingest thousands of pages of data daily, which...

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Constant Onslaught of Data

“Constant Onslaught of Data”: The Tricky Balance Clinicians Face in Sorting Through the Noise

“Constant Onslaught of Data”: The Tricky Balance Clinicians Face in Sorting Through the Noise Healthcare Triangle • Apr 07, 2021 “You can’t over-communicate.” It’s a saying many physicians and IT leaders are familiar with and, for many years, it held true. But in today’s world, where data is being collected from all types of devices, that’s no longer the case. “The reality is, you absolutely can over-communicate, and drive people crazy so that they don’t see anything,” said Becky Fox, CNIO at Atrium Health, during a recent panel discussion. Becky Fox, RN, CNIO, Atrium Health Thanks to the IoT revolution,...

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