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Understand the value of becoming a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA)

The CPHIMS-CA credential is provided through a partnership between Digital Health Canada and HIMSS, which issue the credential and certificate jointly to successful candidates. The Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems–Canada (CPHIMS-CA) credential validates professional competency to respected international and Canadian criteria. CPHIMS-CA signifies that a health informatics (HI) professional has the skills, … Continue reading Understand the value of becoming a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems – Canada (CPHIMS-CA)

Healthcare beware: Crypto-mining, malware, and IoT attacks

In the past year, the healthcare industry has been increasingly targeted by advanced cyber-attacks. While a marked rise in medical IoT devices has allowed healthcare companies to become much more efficient, this increase has also opened new avenues for threat actors attempting to infiltrate their networks. Medical staff now carry multiple connected devices with them, … Continue reading Healthcare beware: Crypto-mining, malware, and IoT attacks

ANNOUNCEMENT: You Have 90 Days to Become a Doctor

Well, that’s not quite right! Becoming a real, practicing doctor would take a bit longer and gobs more memorization! Not to mention a license to practice. At Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia, Dr. David Zitner teaches a 3-month course for Health Informatics students on being a physician. This course imbues students with a deep understanding … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: You Have 90 Days to Become a Doctor

Healthcare Leaders Should Embrace APIs

Despite their technical sounding name, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a strategic weapon that can drive innovation, foster interoperability, and unlock the value of existing information systems. Just as leaders in industries as diverse as retail and finance have embraced APIs as a strategic imperative, so too should Healthcare leaders. Over the summer I had … Continue reading Healthcare Leaders Should Embrace APIs

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