Defending Your Health System Against Cyberattack: People & Process First

Healthcare delivery organizations already know that cyberattack risks continue to escalate. Articles about ransomware attacks, data breaches, and phishing attacks on health systems continue to be in the news with increasing frequency, underscoring the critical need for healthcare delivery organizations to tighten cybersecurity. On March 17th the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published its first-quarter…

Top 10 Healthcare Blogs for 2022

Each year Pixel Health analyzes the top 10 healthcare news sources across the web. This year we were particularly focused on the range of articles each site had not only on the medicine side of healthcare but the patient experience side as well. These are the sites that made the cut. 33 Charts An expert…

Healthcare Consumerism: The Future Sci-fi Didn’t Prepare Us For

In the last 40 years, fictional projections of the future of healthcare have ranged from unimaginable technological advances to downright barbaric solutions (and at times a combination of both). We’re still light years away from anything as advanced as a tricorder a la Star Trek but we’re ankle deep in the science of mind controlled…

Top 5 Trends in Telehealth

Tele-what? Telemedicine, telehealth—what do they actually refer to, and which one should you use? Both terms describe the remote delivery of healthcare services using telecommunications technology. Often used interchangeably, telemedicine tends to mean the delivery of remote care between provider and patient, whereas telehealth is a bit broader, encompassing a variety of digital technologies and methods for…

Going Beyond the Technology

You learn a lot by watching. Nectar’s Director of Client Services, Teresa DeLappe, did a lot of observing and learning during the 15 years she spent working across the healthcare continuum at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in Seattle, Washington.  She was fascinated by the growing technology dependence of healthcare organizations yet at the same time,…

The Digital Transformational Project Manager

Why is it that the words “digital transformation” and “failure” are so often tied together in the same sentence? Why did McKinsey come out with a report that said 70% of digital transformation projects are bound to fail? A recent Forbes article put the number at 84%. Digital transformation can be an exhausting, seemingly never-ending…

So, You Want to be an IT Executive

In a post-COVID world, IT executives are no longer worker bees, they’re driving the organization’s financial future Another noteworthy consideration is that while most corporations prefer executives to have an MBA or similar degree, it’s not unheard of for a company to put a promising leader who doesn’t have an MBA on the track to…