Health

Writing About The Small Stuff Too

I'm a big believer that it is the small positive things we do in our day that have the biggest impact on our own well being. From here through the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, I've decided to just blog about the small things I'm doing to escape from the anxiety producing headlines in our news. I recognize that not everything I'm writing is of interest to others, so while some of my work will continue to be posted at socPuball of my work can be viewed on my personal blog, bryanruby.com.

First week of February worst for staff sickness

London, UK: 3rd February 2020: Tuesday is the most frequent day taken by staff as unplanned absence, according to statistics provided by e-days, the leader in global absence intelligence.

The company has revealed that the first week of February is the worst peak for unexpected staff absence, after surveying absence data from more than 1,000 companies from 2019.

How Is Transportation Technology Revolutionizing The Nutrition Sites For The Seniors?

A remarkable increase in the aging population all over the world poses various challenges for the elderly ranging from higher requirements of health, medical care, and social security. This dramatic shift has adverse effects on the age structure of  most of the countries globally. It is the fact that, as people age, older primary care or assistance becomes necessary. 

Alarming statistics show human error remains primary cause of personal data breaches

60% of ICO-reported breaches this year are caused by human error, with healthcare the most-affected sector

London, UK, 20th August 2019: Figures released today by Egress, the leading provider of people-centric data security solutions, obtained via a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, highlight concerning statistics on human error remaining the main cause of personal data breaches (PDBs). 

The figures show that of the 4856 PDBs reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) between 1st January and 20th June 2019, 60% were the result of human error. 

Carbon Black Threat Report Details Cyberattacks Targeting the Healthcare Industry

Reading, UK – 5th June 2019 - Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud endpoint protection, today released a seminal report on the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry. The report, Healthcare Cyber Heists in 2019, features direct input from 20 industry-leading CISOs to determine how attackers have evolved over the past year.

Survey: Medical Device Industry Reveals 75% Satisfaction With Hybrid Development Method, Lowered Confidence in Compliance

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 23, 2019 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, security, and scale along the development lifecycle, released the results of a global survey of medical device professionals today. Key findings suggest ongoing struggles with manual development, a trend-bucking shift toward hybrid development methodologies, and decreased confidence in audit compliance.

For teams that changed development methodologies in the past year, nearly 40% of them adopted a hybrid Agile methodology — moving away from Scrum (pure Agile method) and Stage-Gate, a proprietary Waterfall method.

Legacy applications pose serious cybersecurity risks to hospitals warns BridgeHead

HIMSS19, Orlando – 12 February 2019: Today sees the launch of a new white paper entitled, “Legacy Applications: A Healthcare Cybersecurity Nightmare” co-authored by clinical and cybersecurity consultancy, AbedGraham, and healthcare data management specialists, BridgeHead Software.

How Employers Should Respond to Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are bound to happen from time to time, even in the most controlled of circumstances. The problem caused by these injuries can be seen from many different perspectives, yet, it always ends up unfavorably for the employee. First of all, it causes physical harm that’s hard to compensate materially, it may prevent one from performing their duties, which further puts one in a bad spot. Finally, it may cause some emotional trauma, which shouldn’t be downplayed in significance. Nevertheless, the repercussions for an employer may be quite bad, as well.

Medical Device Industry Survey Reveals Increase in Agile Development

MINNEAPOLIS, May 15, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, released the results of a global survey of medical device professionals. Key findings show increased concerns for mitigating risk and proving compliance during the development process. 

“Balancing compliance and risk management with fast-paced innovation is a tough challenge for medical device developers,” said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer, Perforce. “This year’s survey results illustrate how well respondents are addressing the challenge.”