Healthcare and Machine Data—What’s Not to Love?

Splunk at HIMSSIt’s February, the designated month of love, so I thought it fitting to share the Splunk slogan I love the most: “I like big data, and I cannot lie.” And I’m not the only one—healthcare organizations around the world are loving how big data, especially machine data, is helping them to improve their systems.

The healthcare industry has tons of machine data, not only from their infrastructure and applications, but also from sources like EHRs and connected medical devices. Now they can leverage this data to achieve unique insights that can help standardize infrastructure, improve diagnostics, meet regulations and even tailor medical care. Here’s some real world examples:

  • Myriad Genetics collects biologic samples from doctors all around the
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#splunkconf16 preview: The DNA of Big Data and Big Ideas in Healthcare at .conf2016

SCL-Splunk-conf2016-preview-BigDataIdeas_twtr1-440x220Splunk .conf2016 is just around the corner. We’re excited to share best practices, new ideas, and learn directly from the smartest people in the Splunk ecosystem. We have sessions in our healthcare track that include presentations by the following (in alphabetical order): Cerner Corporation, Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Myriad Genetics, Practice Fusion, St. Jude Medical, and Surescripts. Some of our in-house Splunk experts will present on topics that include: new custom visualization API, improving soldier’s efficiency and healthcare logistics in the battlefield, use case of managing Type 1 diabetes, regulatory compliance, defeating fraud, and big data analytics for healthcare decision support. Come join us for these sessions:


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Splunk at Cardinal Health: Business Innovation Behind the Healthcare Supply Chain

cardinal-health-large-logoThe healthcare supply chain consists of multiple independent agents that include hospitals, doctors and many other stakeholders. The continued shift from volume-based reimbursement to value-based care is bringing the importance on the supply chain to the forefront.

Backed by nearly 100 years of experience, Cardinal Health connects patients, providers, payers, pharmacists and manufacturers for integrated care coordination and better patient management. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the healthcare innovation supply chain, supporting partners with more than 37,000 employees in nearly 60 countries worldwide.

For more than three years, Cardinal Health has trusted Splunk Enterprise to help ensure operational performance across its mission-critical e-commerce platform that customers depend on for health service and product purchases.

Splunk is excited to …

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Ransomware Threat in Healthcare

Throughout the past decade, various institutions have fallen victim to the ransomware threat. Most situations were not publicized by the media. Institutions usually address the situation privately. If you are the victim of ransomware, attackers lock your computer or keyboard or data until you pay a ransom. These attacks are on the rise. One of the main reasons why this type of malware targets hospitals and other medical facilities, is because these organizations need immediate access to their files. As a result, there is a much higher chance of getting the ransom paid in Bitcoin relatively quickly. A few weeks ago,  Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center confirmed it had paid hackers $17,000 worth of bitcoin to release its computer systems, which …

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Insights to Catch Healthcare Fraud and Protect the Privacy of Patient Information

The holidays of 2015 may seem like a distant memory for most, but I am just now feeling the repercussions of having been a victim of credit card fraud. I’m fairly sure it had to do with me throwing away a credit card receipt in a public trash can that had an “old-school carbon copy” swipe of my card number while I was in the East Coast during the holidays.   Someone made some purchases a few weeks ago from an East Coast electronics store. While the situation was a nuisance, the good thing is that my credit card company alerted me before the unauthorized purchases grew out of hand. Better yet, I was not going to be responsible for any …

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