Ponemon Institute and Censinet Find Third-Party Risk Costs the Healthcare Industry $23.7 Billion a YearBoston, MA – July 10, 2019 – The inability to adequately assess and understand the risks that vendors pose is becoming incredibly costly to healthcare providers, according to a new report released today by Censinet and the Ponemon Institute. According to the research, the yearly hidden costs of managing vendor risk is $3.8 million per healthcare provider, far surpassing the $2.9 million that each data breach costs providers. The cost across the healthcare industry is $23.7 billion per year. The research also indicates that 56 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach introduced by one or more third-party vendors in the last two years.
Avaap Acquires Navigator Management Partners Creating A Cross-Platform, Industry-Specialized Global IT Advisory And Management Consulting PowerhouseEDISON, NJ - July 8, 2019 – Avaap, an industry-focused advisory services and IT management consulting firm, today announced its acquisition of Navigator Management Partners, a cross-platform management and technology consulting firm specializing in ERP systems, business intelligence (BI), and change management. The acquisition expands Avaap’s capabilities from an Infor-only consulting organization to a best-in-class cross-platform technology advisory and management consulting firm for organizations in healthcare, retail, higher education, non-profit, government, manufacturing, and other commercial industries.
Channel Futures 2019 MSP 501 Announcement – PDS recognized in top 30 of managed service providers in the worldMilwaukee, WI - June 20, 2019 – For 12 years, managed service providers (MSPs) around the world throw their hats in the ring and apply for Channel Futures’ annual MSP 501 ranking list, the IT channel’s first, largest and most comprehensive industry ranking survey. Today we are proud to announce that PDS was recognized in the top 6% (#30) of the 2019 winners of the ChannelFutures MSP 501.
Nuance to Guide Financial Leaders on the Power of Cloud-based Analytics to Solve Healthcare’s Most Pressing ChallengesBURLINGTON, MA - June 20, 2019 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), an industry-leading provider of AI-powered solutions, will host a full day experiential learning track for leading healthcare systems executives, “Business Intelligence, Data Management and Return on Analytics,” at the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., June 24, 2019. The track will educate a cohort of attendees on how to capitalize on the right data to boost physician engagement, unlock the full value of claims-data sets for value-based contract negotiation and create an analytics ecosystem to drive performance.
Leading Digital Analytics and Digital Therapeutics Companies Mix Music and Data to Help Survivors of StrokeSALT LAKE CITY, UT and PORTLAND, ME - June 11, 2019 – Health Catalyst®, Inc. and MedRhythms, Inc. are teaming up to help the millions of Americans who are survivors of stroke to access a promising new digital therapeutic that uses sensors, music and artificial intelligence to measure and improve walking. The agreement is the first for Health Catalyst’s new life sciences business, which aims to align providers, patients, and life science companies through its physician ecosystem and evidence derived from its partnership with many of the nation’s largest health systems encompassing more than 100 million patient records.
CynergisTek’s Survey Data Reveals Leading Cybersecurity Concerns for Healthcare Organization ExecutivesAUSTIN, TX - June 11, 2019 - CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced findings from its first “CAPP Conference Survey.” The survey was administered to attendees of the company’s first inaugural CAPP Community Conference: Cybersecurity 2019 this past May, which focused on tackling some of the most pressing issues facing healthcare cybersecurity and privacy, including vendor breaches and risks, new state privacy laws, privacy and security culture, and medical device security. The survey of approximately 60 C-level healthcare executives revealed the greatest perceived threats and current challenges these organizations are facing in cybersecurity and privacy.
Vocera Smartbadge Wins 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable DeviceSAN JOSE, CA – June 5, 2019 – Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA), a recognized leader in clinical communication and workflow solutions, today announced the Vocera Smartbadge won the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Internet-of-Things Healthcare Wearable Device.” More than 3,500 nominations from more than 15 countries, were submitted to this year’s MedTech Breakthrough Awards, an independent program honoring excellence in health and medical technology solutions, services, companies and leaders.