Ripped from the Headlines: Is Healthcare More Risky Because of Consolidation? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 136

For the 136th episode of the Healthcare IT Today Podcast we are taking a look at the recent headlines to discuss if healthcare has become more risky due to consolidation. The first news we look at is the massive Change Healthcare breach and how the size of your organization causes major risk when security incidents happen. Then we take a look at Walgreens shutting down VillageMD and debate whether or not large companies are more likely to shut down care centers in order to make a profit with no regard for its community. Next, with the news of ChatGPT spitting out gibberish, we take a look inward to see if we’ve all become to reliant on large tech infrastructure. Lastly, with inspiration from Google’s Gemini image generation, we discuss how small changes to AI can have large scale unintended consequences.

Here’s a preview of the topics and questions we discuss in this episode:

  • Does our size cause major risk when security incidents happen? (Change Healthcare Ransomware Attack)
  • Are large companies more likely to shut down care centers for profitability without regard for community impact? (Walgreens Shutting Down VillageMD)
  • Are we too reliant on large tech infrastructure now? (ChatGPT Spitting out Gibberish)
  • Small changes to AI can have lots of unintended consequences. (Google’s Gemini Image Generation)

Now, without further ado, we’re excited to share with you the next episode of the Healthcare IT Today podcast.

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