The Office of Personnel Management disclosed that an additional 4.5 million fingerprints were compromised in the security breach that occurred on their networks in 2014.
October 21, 2015
Healthcare professionals are noticing that retail clinics are offering patients convenient and low-cost primary healthcare. The convenience and accessibility of retail clinics, according to a report by consulting firm Manatt Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, can help build a culture of health in the US.
September 23, 2015
According to the 2014 SITA/ACI Airport IT Trends Survey, airports will be investing in more technology to improve the passenger processes. The researchers surveyed IT executives from 106 of the top 200 airport operators around the world. Around 86% of airports said that they were planning on investing in the self-service processes in the next three years.
August 3, 2015
Healthcare computer networks have become big targets for hackers because they hold a lot of personal information about patients. In the past year, health insurance companies like Anthem, Premera Blue Cross, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield experienced data breaches that affected millions of customers.
June 15, 2015
People are getting ready to go on vacation, but before they can relax, they have to complete the arduous task of getting through all of the lines at the airport. With long lines for check-ins, security, and boarding, passengers get frustrated the longer they wait. Long wait times can affect a passenger’s perception of an airline, and cause them to choose a different airline for their next flight.
June 10, 2015
People are warned to watch out for medical identity fraud after the recent data breaches at Anthem Insurance and Premera Blue Cross. Medical identity theft has increased by 21.7% in 2014, according to the 2014 Fifth Annual Study on Medical Identity Theft, a report by the Ponemon Institute and the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance. Victims of medical fraud have had to pay $13,500 per person on average to resolve their issues, and in many cases, the financial burden also impacts the patient’s immediate family.
June 8, 2015
The hospitality industry is heading towards using self-service technology to provide a better travelling experience for its customers. At the airport, passengers waste too much time waiting in long lines. The long security lines can’t be avoided, but passengers who need to quickly check-in can do so at a self-service kiosk.
May 11, 2015
Healthcare professionals are using the latest technologies, and adopting the clinical use of mobile apps. According to a study conducted by GreatCall, a mobile health technology company, there are over 97,000 mobile apps on the market related to health and fitness. The mobile health app industry is expected to grow, and by 2017, the total … Continue reading “Mobile App Use For Healthcare On The Rise”