Healthcare News & Insights

HIPAA: It’s not as black and white as you first thought

It was a feat in and of itself to become HIPAA compliant. Staying compliant is a whole other ball of wax. In this guest post, Gene Fry, VP of technology and compliance officer at a developer and provider of HIPAA compliant document workflow and collaboration tools, identifies areas of HIPAA hospitals have to pay special attention to.

Five keys to leading in the age of analytics

Data and analytics have redefined the way we compete. Data is a critical corporate asset that organizations are starting to monetize in new ways to get ahead of their competition. In this guest post, Andrew Wells, CEO of a management-consulting firm, and Kathy Chiang, VP business insights at a marketing firm will provide the five […] [MORE]

Boosting your bottom line and improving patient engagement with SMS

Text messaging is an increasingly popular way for businesses to interact with their customers. In this guest post Dave Rich, VP of product at a software company/carrier that provides direct access to telephony resources and advanced communication services, explains how hospitals can leverage short message service (SMS) as a communications channel to make the patient […] [MORE]

Four regulatory changes impacting your compliance

Astute healthcare providers know compliance efforts can easily deteriorate unless they pursue survey readiness 24/7. Those days when you could wait to tackle compliance issues 12 to 18 months before a survey are long gone. In this guest post, Larry LaCombe, VP of program management and facilities compliance at a company that specializing in facilities […] [MORE]

Realizing the promise of hospital/physician integration

New payment models, mounting regulations and growing urgency around compliance have prompted hospital/physician integration as a key strategy to grow revenue and improve patient care. Case in point: The number of physicians employed by hospitals increased nearly 50% between 2012 to 2015, according to the Physician Advocacy Institute. In this guest post, Dan Ward, VP […] [MORE]

9 tips to keep mandatory compliance training from becoming mundane

Effective compliance and regulatory training is a major challenge for most hospitals. In this guest post, Peter Cizik, VP of corporate development at an online training platform, offers nine ways to maximize compliance training efficiency and effectiveness.

Mitigate risks of cyber attacks with disaster recovery and continuity plan

Cyber attacks in the healthcare industry are on the rise, and protecting your hospital and its patients’ protected health information is vital to its survival. In this guest post, Parker Rains, VP of a middle market business insurance firm, offers best practices for a disaster recovery and continuity plan hospitals can use to prevent cyber […] [MORE]

Healthcare environment: Achieving mobile security

Using mobile devices in the healthcare world offers many benefits, but it also present major risks when it comes to security. In this guest post, Gene Fry, VP of technology and compliance officer at a company that streamlines paper-intensive processes, and protects sensitive and business-critical information, provides a guide healthcare organizations can use to develop a culture […] [MORE]

Practical advice: Setting cloud strategy in healthcare world

If your healthcare organization is embracing patient-centered care, you have no choice but to embrace the cloud whether it’s a public, private or hybrid. The need for greater collaboration across care providers can only be met via cloud computing. Getting the most out of electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine relies on it. And the […] [MORE]

This overlooked technology reduces major hidden cost

The adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) was supposed to be widespread, moving us away from paper records and slashing the need for printing in hospitals and healthcare agencies. The data, however, tells a different story: Adoption rates have been slower than expected. In this guest post, Michael O’Leary, VP-enterprise accounts at a print management […] [MORE]