Digital Transformation: History, Present, and Future Trends

The world is changing faster than ever. The Internet of Things (IoT), mobility, cloud, big data, augmented reality, blockchain, and social media are driving companies to the next level of digital customer engagement and IT-enabled business processes, products, and services. In virtually every industry, digital technologies are bringing about unprecedented transformation and changing our work and lives in ways we have never anticipated. Continue reading

Health InfoSec: How to Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats

The healthcare industry was a major target for cybercriminals in 2015, the worst year in history for healthcare data breaches. Thus, it comes as no surprise that in 2016, information security is considered the top health IT concern. Patient data protection has become a critical business priority for all healthcare organizations, regardless of their size or scope, as every vulnerability puts their reputations and financial performance at risk. Continue reading

Health InfoSec: The Wellbeing of the Healthcare Industry in the Era of Cyber-Attacks

The healthcare industry is going through a digital revolution. Hospitals pay more attention to technology than ever before. Both patients and professionals realize the benefits of telemedicine, mHealth, wearables, and smart devices and systems. Patient electronic medical records are entered online, letting patients access their own health data from home, helping doctors collaborate with each other remotely, and giving medical researchers access to millions of healthcare records.

But this transformation comes at the cost of security. Digital patient records have become a prime target for hackers due to the huge amount of sensitive information they contain. According to the newly released Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data by the Ponemon Institute, nearly 90% of healthcare organizations experienced at least one data breach in the past two years, and 45% of them had more than five. Continue reading

Auriga’s Survey Reveals Current Trends in Software Engineering Talent Acquisition and Retention

Talent acquisition and retention has evolved greatly in the last few years, turning from a tactical process to a strategic operational area that has a direct impact on organizational growth. We consider it even more crucial, because it affects not only Auriga’s growth and wellbeing but, more importantly, our ability to provide our clients with the resources required to address the challenges they face.

Being highly interested in the topic, we have recently conducted our own survey on current trends in software engineering talent acquisition and retention. With the assistance of LTM Research, an independent research company, we gathered and analyzed the opinions of HR professionals from 51 US-based software engineering companies. We are pleased to share the key survey findings and insights with you. Continue reading

Medical Device Interoperability: Are You Up to the Challenge?

November 20, 2015, Woburn, MA – Auriga Inc. conducts market research to uncover significant trends, issues, and concerns of healthcare professionals related to the interoperability of medical devices and information systems. 

The growing diversity of patient devices, wearables, and healthcare apps generates an overwhelming amount of patient data. This should be a good thing. Cutting-edge patient-oriented technologies provide for better medical care—or at least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. Continue reading