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Lessons from Health 2.0 2017

Posted by Regina Liang on Dec 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Health 2.0 conference this year featured a panoply of digital health startups that reimagine the future of healthcare. From predicting health outcomes using genomic and environmental determinants, enhancing payments using blockchain technology, to reducing suicide by addressing mental health and loneliness issues, provider adoption remains a common challenge.

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Topics: Healthcare, connected health, digital health

Recorded Webinar: Locating & Managing EU Personal Data for GDPR Compliance

Posted by Justin Suissa on Dec 1, 2017 1:12:58 PM

 

We had a great conversation on Nov. 15th about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Join the discussion with privacy and compliance experts from Levi's Strauss & Co., infoedge, Spirion, and Robert Half Legal as they dive into a critical step on the roadmap to GDPR compliance - Identifying, discovering, and inventorying your EU Personal Data.

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Topics: GDPR, Data Regulation, Compliance

Equifax Hack

Posted by Kunal Nagpal on Sep 11, 2017 11:19:18 AM

Chances are, 1 in 2 adults in the US have just had their SSNs, birth dates, and addresses put on the auction block. This periodic and ongoing saga of corporate hacks just got very real.

 

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Topics: Information Risk, infosec, breach, data breach, credit score, hack, identity theft, equifax, data protection

IT Agility Series – Step 1: Create an IT Agility Culture

Posted by Joe Knape on Aug 24, 2017 12:18:17 PM

~ Authored by Mindy Lenderink & Joe Knape

At the beginning of IT Agility success is learning to “think Lean” and creating a culture where Lean thinking becomes the norm.

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Topics: IT Agility

Did I Take My Pill Today?

Posted by Regina Liang on Aug 15, 2017 11:46:00 AM

~ Authored by Regina Liang & Karolina Chachulska

Three in four adults in the U.S. do not adhere to their drug regimen as prescribed. This could mean not refilling a prescription or taking a smaller or higher dosage than necessary. Medication nonadherence impacts patient treatment and quality of care, and costs the healthcare system $300 billion annually according to PhRMA, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.  

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Topics: Healthcare

Are You Resilient or Risky? Insights from Black Hat

Posted by Justin Suissa on Aug 9, 2017 7:38:51 AM

 

Top Five Insights:

  1. The emergence of few cloud providers creates an environment of concentrated risk
  2. Cyberinsurance may help drive appropriate risk spend and behavior
  3. The less you know where your data crown jewels are, the less resilient you can be
  4. Develop the appropriate hooks into the organization to optimize impact
  5. People continue to be key to any good resiliency strategy
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Topics: Information Risk

What Does It Mean to Be Agile?

Posted by Mindy Lenderink on Aug 3, 2017 2:43:30 PM

~ Authored by Mindy Lenderink & Joe Knape

What do you think about being Agile? Does it bring an image to mind? Some people think Agile is so great that it is the answer to every problem that needs solving. Other people wonder what the excitement is about because Agile is not a differentiator in their organization.

For every extreme opinion, there are many opinions somewhere in the middle. Why is there such variance in opinions? How do you make Agile work for you?

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Topics: IT Agility

infoedge Is Pleased To Welcome Karen Skelly

Posted by Preetham Peter on Jul 10, 2017 10:56:28 AM

infoedge is pleased to welcome Karen Skelly, as Director of the New York City Metro market. Karen will be responsible for leadership of the NYC Metro team, both developing new business opportunities and delivering solutions to client needs. Additionally, Karen will be leading our integrated Experience practice, helping our customers design, develop, and continually improve compelling experiences empowered by data for their customers and their workforces.  Karen has a proven record of creating and sustaining long term business relationships with both customers and industry leaders based on value. We look forward to welcoming Karen to our team and working with her to continually improve our services and offerings for clients both nationally and in the NYC Metro market.

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Topics: Announcements

How Quality Feeds Agile Flow

Posted by Mindy Lenderink on Jun 1, 2017 10:44:54 AM

Everyone wants to be Agile. It’s the key to success! A lot of organizations claim to be Agile, but are they? If your team went to Agile training and came back to work with new ways to define their work, you probably aren’t Agile. You’ve just learned new terminology to wrap around your current behaviors.

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Topics: IT Agility

Planning is Waste

Posted by Michel Gelobter on May 9, 2017 7:46:36 AM

Here’s a paradox for today -- more data = less planning.

In the old economy, this statement was counter-intuitive.  The availability of lots of data is a justification for elaborate analysis and planning...the beginning of a long cycle of thinking, discussion, consensus-building, and ultimately change.

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Topics: Energy & Sustainability

Americans Skip the Doc to Avoid Financial Pain

Posted by Regina Liang on Apr 27, 2017 7:23:12 PM

Due to high out-of-pocket expenses, Americans not only delay medical
bill payments but also medical care. However not every demographic
group is affected in the same way - check out the details here:

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Topics: Healthcare

Social Media’s Power in the Energy Industry

Posted by Regina Liang on Mar 31, 2017 10:43:35 AM

Energy companies rank lowest for consumer satisfaction across all other industries by almost 13% according to DataMentors. With increasing competition from alternative energy resources, new entrants and disruptive technologies, utility giants desperately need to find a more consumer-friendly business model.

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Topics: Energy & Sustainability

Three Big Reasons Energy Data is Becoming as Important as Energy Use

Posted by Michel Gelobter on Mar 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM
 
The biggest changes in energy are just beginning.

The convergence of clean energy technology, new ways of extracting energy resources (like fracking), and environmental imperatives (like global warming) have turned conventional energy wisdom on its head.

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Topics: Energy & Sustainability

How Patient-Facing Technology Helps Remediate a Quarter Trillion Dollar Problem

Posted by Christina Carson on Mar 10, 2017 1:08:00 PM

Consumerism is sweeping the healthcare industry as patients play an increasingly larger role in the decisions affecting their health, and this comes with higher patient expectations.

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Topics: Healthcare, telehealth, technology, connected health

Why Electronic Communication is Better in Patient Bill Notifications

Posted by Regina Liang on Jan 30, 2017 7:47:52 PM

A patient averages three bill notifications before submitting a payment. These three notifications are typically delivered via paper statements, creating an expensive cost of $2.41 per patient according to SwervePay.

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Topics: Healthcare

4 Information Management Strategy Failures Cost U.S. $22 Trillion

Posted by Alan Barnett on Dec 29, 2016 5:00:00 AM
The U.S. economy suffered a crippling financial recession that cost over $22 trillion in 2008. The financial securities industries’ incompetent information management is partially responsible for this financial meltdown. Had these companies followed a clear and effective information management strategy, they could have made different choices and perhaps prevented the crisis.
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Topics: Information Management

Learn from Yahoo’s Mistakes and Protect Against Third-Party Risks

Posted by Chris Vinding on Dec 28, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Recently, Yahoo announced an information breach of nearly one billion email accounts. Hackers infiltrated Yahoo’s system through ingenious routes such as, traversing multiple networks, and answering users’ security questions to access their accounts. The most astonishing part about this breach is that it occurred in 2013, yet the extent wasn’t made public until recently.

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Topics: Risk Management

How to Not Get Lost in the Clouds at AWS re:Invent

Posted by Marc Jaffrey on Nov 29, 2016 11:06:36 PM

Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent is the world’s largest global cloud computing conference with more than 400 sessions, plentiful hands-on labs, bootcamps and one-on-one engagements.

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Topics: Risk Management

What the 2016 Elections and Business Misinformation Have in Common

Posted by Marc Jaffrey on Nov 18, 2016 11:57:48 AM

In the 2016 presidential election, the final polling average by polling data aggregator, Real Clear Politics, estimated Hilary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump was 3.3%. However, that prediction and many other pollsters’ predictions were dead wrong.

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Topics: Information Risk

infoedge’s Collaboration Helps SF-Marin Food Bank

Posted by Rachel Garcia on Oct 28, 2016 9:11:56 AM

Bay Area residents – even those with jobs – rely heavily on food banks to help make ends meet. SF-Marin Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin County. They operate with 130 employees plus charitable donations of infoedge and 450 other partner organizations.

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Topics: Corporate Social Responsibility

Your Energy Network’s 3 Biggest Risks

Posted by Michel Gelobter on Oct 24, 2016 5:00:00 PM

You’re plugged into the world’s largest network - even if your WiFi isn’t turned on. If you work in an office, manufacturing plant or hospital, this network enables your day. Without it, your business would be dead in the water.

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Topics: Energy & Sustainability

[Infographic] How Healthy is Your Agile Team?

Posted by Mindy Lenderink on Oct 12, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Management teams must choose to adapt their practices to encourage and support IT Agility behavior. How healthy is your Agile team?

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Topics: IT Agility

Middle-Class Squeezed Under Rising Healthcare Costs

Posted by Robert White on Oct 4, 2016 10:03:00 AM

While Medicaid provides healthcare subsidies for low-income households and the rich can afford healthcare, it’s the middle-class who are squeezed by rising healthcare costs.

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Topics: Healthcare

The Keys to Unlock Your Competitive Edge

Posted by Marc Jaffrey on Aug 24, 2016 11:55:00 AM

With every credit card transaction or click of the mouse, your customers are telling you something. Through their behavior, they’re showing insight into their thoughts, wants and needs. Is your business set-up to harness this powerful data?

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Topics: Information Analytics

Delta’s Power Outage Can Improve Your Information Security Strategy

Posted by Michel Gelobter on Aug 22, 2016 7:52:58 AM

Over a two day period this month, Delta Airlines delayed nearly 4,000 flights and cancelled 1,680 flights, causing thousands of passengers to endure long hours at airports worldwide.

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Topics: Energy & Sustainability

One Thing to Know When You Go to the Cloud

Posted by Justin Suissa on Aug 12, 2016 7:15:31 AM

After seeing what the cloud offers - flexibility, elasticity, utility billing, reduced time to market - you’ve decided to make the leap and use it in your technology portfolio.

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Topics: Risk Management

3 Tips to Help Your Patients Pay Their Bills Earlier

Posted by Christina Carson on Jun 9, 2016 11:49:51 AM

You dream of a day when your patients will pay their bills on time. Finally, you can work on more pressing items, rather than spending your day tracking down patients for payments on overdue accounts.  

That day can be a reality. Once you diagnose the underlying reason why your patients aren’t paying, you can solve this problem. You just need an understanding of what motivates your patients to pay early and how to tap into that.

Here are three tips to get your patients to pay their bills earlier:


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Topics: Healthcare

5 Tips on How to Hack the Boardroom

Posted by Rob Havelt on Jun 2, 2016 3:52:54 PM

Get your ideas understood and approved by C-levels

Often times, disconnect happens between information security specialists and the executives. The language gets filled with acronyms and lexicons the other side doesn’t understand. Yet, there is a way to communicate and get your ideas through to your C-level if you clearly define the threats to your organization and give a solution.

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Topics: Executive Communications

Alec Ross Joins Our Board of Advisors

Posted by Rachel Garcia on May 25, 2016 10:22:05 AM

infoedge LLC welcomes Alec Ross to its Board of Advisors. Alec sits on company boards for technology, media, telecommunications, education, health care and cyber security companies. His recent successes include:

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Topics: Press Releases

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