Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Healthcare organizations encouraged to enhance data security

Healthcare organizations encouraged to enhance data security

By Margaret Young Levi and Kathie McDonald-McClure The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued a joint alert warning of techniques that advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are using to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic. APT groups target and exploit organizations

Is telehealth here to stay?

By Jennifer Henry Jackson and Sarah Cronan Spurlock As a result of social distancing rules and “shelter in place” orders that have been implemented around the country, the COVID-19 public health emergency rapidly accelerated the use of telehealth in the United States. Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly half of all physicians are treating

Diversity and inclusion in healthcare

By Ben Keeton Until recently, I did not know that the Falls City Medical Society existed. In 1902, the Falls City Medical Society was formed in response to a growing number of black physicians in Louisville. These physicians, left out of the segregated medical societies, desired to have a forum for the exchange of ideas,

Healthcare Fellows: Session 4 recap

The Health Enterprises Network (HEN) Healthcare Fellows cohort continued sessions virtually in May due to the COVID-19 crisis. The session included a presentation from Cara Silletto, President and Chief Retention Officer at Crescendo Strategies, exploring how to reduce unnecessary employee turnover. Silletto discussed COVID-19 specific challenges, such as engaging new hires who are working from

UofL report shows COVID-19 hospitalizations plateau

By Julie Heflin More precise data has informed a second modeling study produced by the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health & Wellness (LMPHW). The updated projections show both a slight decrease in death rates and a significant decrease in hospitalizations by

LHCC, Aging2.0 partner to accelerate aging innovation

The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC) announced a strategic partnership with Aging2.0, the largest global innovation platform focused on aging. Highlighting their shared mission to accelerate innovation and recognizing Louisville as the home to titans of the healthcare aging innovation industry, Aging2.0 is moving its international headquarters into LHCC’s new Corporate Innovation Center in Louisville,