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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

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Why the Cyberattack on Ascension Scared 5 Hospital Execs & How They’re Responding

As majorly disruptive cyberattacks continue to make headlines in the healthcare world, hospitals are prioritizing cybersecurity more than ever before. This piece explores reactions from five different health system executives about the recent attack on Ascension — as well as what they’re doing to prevent a similar fate at their own organization and how they want things to change going forward.

Health Tech, Providers

5 Things to Know About the Sorry State of Healthcare Cybersecurity

During a fireside chat at MedCity News’ INVEST conference, Nitin Natarajan — deputy director at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) — shared some key ideas that people need to understand about the current state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. For instance, he reminded us that things won’t get better overnight, and that cybersecurity requires an all-hands-on deck approach.

Hospitals

4 Lessons We Learned From The Change Healthcare Cyberattack

Healthcare industry leaders think there is much to learn from the Change Healthcare cyberattack, and they hope the sector can apply these lessons to prevent a hack like this from ever happening again. Overall, the chaotic aftermath of the attack underscores the dire need for a more unified approach to cybersecurity within the healthcare sector.

Curing MedTech’s Cybersecurity Contagion

There is growing and coordinated momentum behind the goal of ensuring connected medical devices improve people’s lives without introducing them to cybersecurity threats and associated safety risks. There also is a proven playbook for implementing the type of multi-layered, security-by-design strategies these initiatives advocate.