On Internet Privacy, Consumers Show ‘Split Personalities’

first_imgIn all the news stories dedicated to the topic of Internet privacy lately, very little consideration has been paid to how consumers actually feel about the risks to their privacy and whether they are willing to surrender any of their privacy in return for benefits such as more convenient online services or protection from hackers who could inflict real harm.It turns out people want it both ways. They want all of the benefits the Internet brings, yet they also say they don’t want to give up their privacy. And when it comes to how many people take any action to protect their privacy online (i.e., change passwords, etc.) few say they do. Most say they want somebody else to protect their privacy for them (such as government or private industry), yet ironically, the vast majority also indicate they don’t trust institutions to protect their privacy due to a perceived lack of ethics or technical expertise to get the job done.Guy’s complete article is running on Forbes.comlast_img read more

Taking Healthcare IT to the Modern Data Center

first_imgIT infrastructure is a core part of today’s modern healthcare business.  It is critically important that clinicians, staff and patients have information, tools and resources at their fingertips during all points of care. VCE is passionate about providing solutions that enable customers to transition to the modern data center.  For these reasons, we are dedicated to providing a standardized, stable and predictable environment that provides the foundation for Healthcare IT.This video, narrated by Chris Mohen, EMC Healthcare Industry Lead, focuses on how regulatory and compliance requirements such as Meaningful Use and Accountable Care are driving change in the delivery of care.  As a result, providers need to transform processes and upgrade people skills.  Hear how EMC Converged Platforms provide a stable and secure environment to build a modern data center.Watch how Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center transformed their IT organization to meet its business challenges and enabled their clinical staff to provide improved patient care.  See how HealthEast Care System successfully deployed a new Epic EMR with challenging project timelines, while reducing cost and enhancing service delivery.If you would like to hear more about EMC and VCE solutions in healthcare IT we will be available at this years HIMSS confrence at EMC Booth #1921 on the Exhibit floor.If you will be present for the event we also invite you to attend the HX360 event opening session at HIMSS on Monday, February 29th, 9:15-10:00 a.m. at the Venetian Hotel (Sands Convention Center).Chad Eckes, EVP and CFO, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will join a panel discussion on “Building and Sustaining Innovation Capacity” along with CxOs from Cedars-Sinai Health System, Franciscan Alliance Information Services and Harvard University Health Services.last_img read more

Studies extend hopes for antibody drugs against COVID-19

first_imgNew results extend hopes for drugs that supply antibodies to fight COVID-19, suggesting they can help keep patients out of the hospital and possibly prevent illness in some uninfected people. Eli Lilly said Tuesday that its drug reduced the risk of hospitalizations or death by 70% in newly diagnosed, non-hospitalized patients. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said partial results on its drug suggest it helps prevent infection in housemates of people with COVID-19. Some of the antibodies are already being used to treat certain patients and the drugmakers say they will seek to expand that authorization to allow prevention approaches as well.last_img read more

Austin orders military leaders to address extremism in ranks

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is ordering military leaders to spend time talking to their troops about extremism in the ranks, after a number of former and a few current military members took part in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last month. Chief Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Austin had a meeting with all of the military service chiefs and secretaries on Wednesday and told them he was ordering a “stand down” by all units in the next 60 days. Kirby said they are still working out the details but that Austin is determined to address the issue and is gathering more information about how best to take it on.last_img read more