From AI and cyberattacks to net neutrality, 2017 was a big year in health IT. Make sure you caught our top five IT Forefront blog posts of the year:
1. Why ending net neutrality will likely be bad news for health care
In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality—the rules that required internet service providers to treat all internet content equally. Here's what you need to know about net neutrality and how its repeal may affect health care.
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Upcoming Jan. 18 webconference: Learn the top 10 health care IT challenges for 2018
2. Waiting for Godot: My first experience with virtual care
Healthcare IT Advisor's Doug Thompson discusses what made his initial experience with virtual care inconvenient and frustrating—and details eight takeaways for providers. Read the post
Related executive research briefing: Getting Started with Virtual Visits: A Decision Guide
3. 6 ways the health care industry can protect itself from cyber criminals
Here's our roundup of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force's report to Congress and how health care organizations can implement its recommendations. Read the post
Related infographic: Paint a Picture of a Cyber-Resilient Organization
4. The secrets to AI success in health care
It's no secret that health care organizations are interested in AI, yet adoption remains low. Read on to learn the traits of early AI adopters and for some advice for starting on the path to implementing AI at your organization. Read the post
Related research report: The Rise of Machine Learning
5. How CIOs can leverage social media to their strategic advantage
Social media isn't just the domain of the marketing department—CIOs need to be part of developing an appropriate enterprise strategy. Read on for some tips to get stared with your social media plan. Read the post
Related research report: Rules of Engagement: Social Media for the CIO
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