Tag Archives: leaders

Despite big security risks, healthcare leaders say they’re sure of their preparedness

Healthcare executives and IT leaders are overconfident regarding data privacy management, according to a new report from vendor Integris Software. Its study of 258 business executives and IT decision makers found 70 percent of healthcare leaders were “very” or “extremely confident” in knowing exactly where sensitive data resides, less than half update their inventory of… Read More »

Global Health: Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say

The measles outbreak in the United States is now the largest since the disease was declared eliminated here 19 years ago. The return of this scourge has been driven by one factor in particular: misinformation, spread by vaccine critics, that scares parents into not immunizing their children. Along with rumors that vaccines cause autism or… Read More »

Harvard researchers explore correlation between trust in leaders and combating Ebola

In the lawless eastern provinces of sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest country, an Ebola outbreak that has quietly become history’s second-largest epidemic may wind up turning not on drugs or quarantine, but on a third, often underappreciated factor: trust. Though it’s known that gaining the confidence and cooperation of local people is a key to successful epidemic… Read More »