Friday at Five: Our Next Lists of Five

Is five a magic number that people will click on to find out what’s on the list? Is it just the right number you think you have the time to read? I don’t know but there are lots of lists out there with 5 things you should know. These got me to click through and I think they were worth sharing.

Cynerio Discovers and Discloses JekyllBot:5, a Series of Critical Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Allowing Attackers to Remotely Control Hospital Robots
Cynerio (@cynerio), a provider of healthcare IoT security solutions, announced the discovery, exploitation, and disclosure of five zero-day vulnerabilities collectively known as JekyllBot:5, that affect commonly used robots found in hundreds of hospitals worldwide.

NCHE Names 5 Academic Leaders as Senior Scholars Providing Valuable Insights as the Organization Pursues Health Equity
The National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE) (@NatlCo) announced the selection of five distinguished academic and social justice leaders as their inaugural group of NCHE Senior Scholars. Their knowledge will be shared with the NCHE network through publications, webinars and a special roundtable in the journal Health Equity, a peer-reviewed journal that is NCHE’s official publication partner.

5 Positive Traits of High-Caliber Nurse Leadership
By Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC, Written for – Nurse leadership is crucial to the health of any unit, facility, or agency, and we’ve all likely heard or experienced horror stories of nurse managers from Hades. Still, there are stellar nurse leaders in the healthcare ecosystem, and there are certain ubiquitous traits in those leaders who stand above the rest. Here are five traits that can readily identify progressive nurse leaders who are at the top of their game:

5 Qualities That Add Value to a Managed IT Services Partner
By Phil Sobol, Vice President, Business Development at CereCore (@CereCore) – Guardian of patient data. Steward of IT budgets. Advocate for care teams. Liaison between technology and healthcare operations. You wear all of these hats and more as a healthcare IT leader. Juggling a multitude of roles and keeping healthcare IT operations running smoothly requires expertise that bridges technical, clinical, and financial disciplines. Continue reading…

5 Ways Providers are Transforming the Patient Experience with Salesforce Health Cloud
By Tammy Hawes, CEO & Founder of Virsys12 (@Virsys12) – The widening affordability gap and the rise in high-deductible health plans have pushed patients to assume more responsibility for their medical costs. With this additional responsibility, consumers have taken a more active role in their clinical journey. Patients are paying more for care and, in turn, demanding more from their healthcare experience. They expect care from providers and health systems that mirrors the service, convenience and personalization they receive in other industries. Continue reading…

5 Things You Need To Know About Protecting Health Information As A Physician
By ResolvMD (@ResolvMD) – As a physician, providing high-quality patient care isn’t the only priority of your practice. In the modern age of digital health recording, protecting your patient’s private health information is a mandatory and legal obligation of every healthcare provider. While putting the time and resources into maintaining your cybersecurity practices may seem like a daunting (and exhausting) task, we want to shed some light on the importance of protecting yourself and your patients from potential information leaks and hacks.

Five Steps to Advance Racial and Health Equity in Health Systems
From the AMA (@AmerMedicalAssn) – Expanding on its ongoing commitment to promote and advance health equity, the American Medical Association (AMA) now offers a new toolkit with five steps to help health systems embed equity into medicine and achieve optimal health for each patient.

Racial and Health Equity: Concrete STEPS for Health Systems was designed to guide health systems on initial catalytic steps for making meaningful improvements in racial and health equity that benefit patients, clinicians, communities and others. The steps are part of a larger cycle of continuous learning, improvement, and accountability envisioned in the AMA’s Organizational Strategic Plan to Embed Racial Justice and Advance Health.

Cracks in the Foundation — 5 Structural Defects Are Undermining Nonprofit Healthcare
By David W. Johnson, CEO of 4sightHealth (@4sighthealth_) – Everyone who works in healthcare understands one simple fact: It’s a business. But we can’t ever forget it’s also a business with a soul. One person who inspires me with that message is Naresh Trehan, a globally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and founder of Medanta, India’s premier destination for advanced care. Trehan’s approach shines through on his company’s website ( Under the heading “Where Healthcare Meets Hospitality,” for instance, it’s summed up with the statement: “At Medanta, you will instantly discover that you are so much more than just a patient.” Think of the connection between the words hospital and hospitality. I think that’s a connection every U.S. nonprofit health system should take to heart.

5 Fun HIPAA Training Games Your Employees Will Remember
From Secureframe (@secureframe) – If your organization handles protected health information (PHI), do you recall what your HIPAA compliance training was like? For many people, training involves sitting through a boring slideshow presentation. Considering the potential consequences of committing a HIPAA violation — where a single moment of forgetfulness could cost you a $25,000 fine — HIPAA compliance should be taught in a memorable way. Fortunately, fun HIPAA training games offer that solution.

Think Bigger Than You Are: Five Keys to Leveraging Data-Driven Research in Marketing
By Callan Young, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Experity (@ExperityHealth) – As marketing leaders, our companies’ data are among our most powerful assets. Whether the data is generated by your customers or through industry research or surveys, data-driven content gives B2B companies the opportunity to take valuable information and translate it into actionable insights. Effectively leveraging data not only benefits your target audience, providing information that can help them make decisions and run their businesses better, but also amplifies your company’s larger goals of serving as a thought leader and expert source in the market it serves. And the possibilities hardly end after the numbers are analyzed; it’s crucial to take a step back and view the resulting information as a set of versatile tools that can be creatively and strategically utilized in your company’s marketing efforts.

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