A Primer on Healthcare Cloud Computing

by Trevor Strome January 29, 2015

The following article is a brief summary of an article that I wrote for SearchHealthIT. The National Institute for Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and […]

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The HIPAA Basics that Healthcare Analytics Professionals and Data Scientists Must Know

by Trevor Strome September 26, 2014

Healthcare analytics professionals and data scientists access and use healthcare data on a near-constant basis. Whether it is for designing dashboards or building predictive models, the use of sensitive information is a necessity in efforts to leverage analytics to improve healthcare. Also essential, however, is keeping the private health information that we access and use […]

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Healthcare Information Security At Risk

by Trevor Strome January 2, 2013

Taking information security seriously As a healthcare analytics professional, I work with the private health information of people every day. Typically, when used for driving performance dashboards, developing predictive models, and supporting quality and performance improvement efforts, this information is entirely stripped of identifiable information. On occasion, I work with data that is NOT anonymized, […]

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Meaningful Use, Analytics, and Information Security Top Priorities Discussed at IHT2 Denver Summit

by Trevor Strome August 5, 2011

Summit overview As mentioned in a previous blog post, I recently attended the Institute for Health Technology Transformation (IHT2) Health IT Summit in Denver, Colorado (held July 26 & 27, 2011. During the conference, I had the opportunity to moderate two panel discussions (one focusing on healthcare analytics, the other on bringing the seemingly disconnected elements […]

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Healthcare Cyber Security – Too Important to Ignore

by Trevor Strome May 30, 2011

Cyber Security and the need to protect of vital information has recently been in the forefront of the news. Recent examples, including the hacking of Sony’s PlayStation Network and the  RSA security breach demonstrate that even well-protected networks are vulnerable to attacks of ever-increasing sophistication.  I am sure that most people consider their personal health information to […]

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