High-tech, high-touch companies like Apple, Amazon, Google and Uber are not just knocking on healthcare's front door—they are poised to kick it down. The industry's glacial-like approach of adapting to new trends has never been more challenged. For chief information officers, that means embracing the shift to consumerism and fostering an environment where healthcare closely resembles how consumers interact with practically every other sector of the economy and their private lives.
HHS chief information security officer Chris Wlaschin has resigned and will leave the post at the end of March. He had held the position since January 2017. Wlaschin was involved in the late-2017 removal of two HHS officials, Leo Scanlon and Maggie Amato, who led the government's Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, a repository of cybersecurity information. Notably, the center helped share information during the WannaCry ransomware attack last May.
Amazon has hired former U.S. FDA chief health informatics officer Dr. Taha Kass-Hout. He will work on healthcare business development for the tech and commerce giant's Grand Challenge team, also known as 1492. Most recently, after leaving the FDA, Kass-Hout was senior vice president and chief digital health and intelligence officer for Trinity Health. Before his time at the FDA, he was director of health informatics solutions and operations for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".