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IDG Contributor Network: What your software developer wishes you knew

As itrsquo;s been said, every company – from manufacturing to retail and healthcare – is a software company today, since software is a strategic driver of their business success.Yet letrsquo;s face it: if yoursquo;re a pharmaceutical manufacturer, you still need to spend most of your time developing innovative drugs.And this is where outsourced application developers come into play. Many firms rely on the expertise of these developers to help them build technology solutions that are customized to meet their specific needs.
Since choosing to hire an application developer is still a significant investment in time and money, itrsquo;s important to make the relationship a productive one.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Healthcare Industry Lacks Awareness of IoT Threat, Survey Says

Three-quarters of IT decision makers report they are "confident" or "very confident" that portable and connected medical devices are secure on their networks.

Bupa: Rogue staffer stole health insurance holders’ personal deets

Names, phone numbers, emails released into the wild Healthcare firm Bupa suffered a data breach when an employee of its international health insurance division inappropriately copied and removed some customer information.…

How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

The healthcare industry has been slow to address the dangers of hacking, and breaches are on the rise.
Security pros must be more proactive in keeping people safe.

Increase In The Number Of Healthcare Professionals Seeking Help With Personal...

The number of healthcare professionals in debt and seeking help with their personal finances has increased by 9.8% over the last two years.In May 2017, of employed people seeking help with their personal finances, 7.38% worked in the healthcare industr...

Why the Medicare information leak should be taken seriously

With a background in healthcare and IT, Future Wise's Trent Yarwood has said the intrusive level of detail on people's lives that has made its way public could be reassembled and shouldn't be downplayed, especially by the government.

MyLife Digital supports health sector to deliver trust and transparency around...

3rd July 2017, Bath, UK: MyLife Digital is sponsoring The Digital Health Conference 2017 in Salford on 5th July 2017.

During the one day conference, which explores the sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and latest innovations to be adopted by NHS organisations, MyLife Digital will demonstrate how the collection, storage and management of patientsrsquo; personal data needs to be transformed to improve health outcomes, at a time when trust around data security in the healthcare... Source: RealWire

Schneider Electric Partners with GSK to Help Suppliers Reduce Carbon Emissions

GSK Supplier Exchange serves as online community to support more than 360 suppliers in their efforts to improve sustainability and energy efficiencyBuilding on a 14-year relationship, this programme will help GSK reach its goal of a 25 per cent reduction in value chain emissions by 2020LONDON, UK – 28th June, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global energy and sustainability specialist, today announced a partnership with GSK to manage an online community that gives the healthcare... Source: RealWire

International SOS And Iqarus Announce Joint Venture Partnership

June 28, 2017 – Dubai.
International SOS, the worldrsquo;s leading medical and travel security risk services company, and Iqarus, a leading provider of intelligent and integrated healthcare for demanding and complex environments, have today announced a joint venture partnership to leverage mutual capabilities and services.The partnership will operate as ‘Iqarus, In Association with International SOSrsquo;, and will see the businesses work together to enhance strategic operations across key service lines.

The businesses will collaborate to... Source: RealWire

BridgeHead and Digia partner to promote shared services in the Finnish...

BridgeHeadrsquo;s HealthStoretrade; will provide the Independent Clinical Archive (ICA) as part of a truly integrated, end-to-end, patient-centric healthcare IT solution from DigiaASHTEAD, UK – 20th June 2017 – BridgeHead Software, the leading healthcare data management provider, today announced that it has partnered with IT service company, Digia Plc, to provide its Independent Clinical Archive (ICA), HealthStoretrade;, also known as a third generation Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA), as part of an end-to-end IT solution for healthcare... Source: RealWire

Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees

The blockchain system would provide refugees with the ability to present their IDs via an app on their smartphones when required to access basic services such as education and healthcare.

Hospital Email Security in Critical Condition as DMARC Adoption Lags

Healthcare providers put patient data at risk by failing to protect their email domains with DMARC adoption.