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March 2019

By the Numbers
For The Record
Vol. 31 No. 3 P. 34

According to a survey by Weber Shandwick and KRC Research, this fraction of health care information seekers report that they see health information on social media; 83% of those who have seen health information on social media say they are concerned about incorrect or misleading medical information. To instill more confidence, they suggest social health care information should be cited by a medical professional (43%) or a trusted school or research organization (36%), it should cite a scientific study (38%), and it should be associated with a trusted brand (37%).

Women represent 65% of the health care workforce but make up only this percentage of CEOs, according to an Oliver Wyman report on women in health care leadership, which says it takes women on average three to five years longer than men to reach CEO.

7 in 10
According to a survey by the Center for Connected Medicine, this number of HIT executives are “somewhat concerned” about big tech companies, such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, encroaching into the health care space; 10% are “very concerned.” Only 17% said they were not worried at all.

$40 Million
Google will pay Fossil this amount to buy intellectual property related to a smartwatch technology currently under development. The deal will result in the launch of a product innovation that’s new to the market, reports Wareable.

Health care organizations comprised just this percentage of data breaches, according to a survey by IBM and Ponemon Institute. The industries with the largest proportion of data breaches were financial services (16%), services (15%), industrial and manufacturing (14%), and technology (13%).

According to a survey by IBM and Ponemon Institute, the average amount of time it took organizations in the sample to identify a data breach was 197 days, while in health care, identifying a data breach only took an average of this number days. However, the average amount of time it took organizations in the sample to contain a data breach was 69 days, while health care organizations took an average of 1,037 days to contain a data breach.

This percentage of hospital systems with more than 500 beds reported they've consistently been over budget each year since an EHR replacement, often due to consultant costs, postimplementation support, EHR-related staffing, and optimization initiatives, according to a Black Book survey.