Healthcare News & Insights

Everything you need to know about Orangeworm – A new criminal group making the rounds in healthcare

Hospitals are no stranger to malware and ransomware attacks. From WannaCry’s impact on National Health Services to the myriad data breaches we’ve seen over the past decade, the health sector is a constant target. In this guest post, Max Emelianov, CEO of a web hosting company, tells you about a new attack group that has […] [MORE]

7 steps to identify and drive value-based care revenue lurking in data

  In today’s healthcare environment, hospitals have to do more with less. That’s why it so important executives and administrators understand the data life cycle so their facility can get everything out of it. In this guest post, Richard Royer, CEO of a healthcare consulting and services firm that works with hospitals, physicians and nursing […] [MORE]

How to retain baby boomer nurses during a nurse shortage

Much of the focus during the country’s nursing shortage has been on recruiting millennials and new graduates. But those recruitment efforts are only half the battle. Retaining baby boomer nurses who already have the skills and experience you want at your hospital should be a priority. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a […] [MORE]

Best practices, benefits of electronic healthcare transactions for medical, workers’ comp and auto claims

Electronic medical billing and claims processing, now recognized as healthcare electronic data interchange (EDI), have brought greater efficiency to the nation’s healthcare industry. In this guest post, William DeGasperis, president of specialty services at a specialty risk transfer, care-coordination company, details how EDI significantly improves the accuracy of claims submission and streamlines administrative procedures that result […] [MORE]

4 tips to amplify your patient satisfaction surveys

Patient satisfaction surveys are growing in popularity among healthcare organizations as the U.S. health system continues its transition to value-based care. A well-designed and distributed survey can help you discover hidden issues or gems in your organization’s care system. It can also provide useful insights on whether you’re meeting patient expectations. In this guest post, […] [MORE]

Hurricanes and health care: 4 ways disaster preparedness can minimize devastating results

Hurricanes are devastating to communities. That’s why hospitals must be prepared for such natural disasters to minimize damages and take care of their current patients and the people affected by the hurricanes. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment of care and safety at a company that’s dedicated to improving the […] [MORE]

Hospitals are vulnerable to security risks, putting patient data, care in danger

Hospital IT departments are overwhelmed and understaffed. Problem is, they are a goldmine of data when it comes to hackers. In this guest post, Ray Overby, co-founder and president of a software and security services firm specializing in mainframe security, identifies how hospitals are at risk.

How your business can ensure HIPAA-compliant backups

  HIPAA compliance doesn’t stop at the data you’re actively using. It applies to everything in your organization – up to and including your backups. In this guest post, Tim Mullahy, executive VP and managing director of an enterprise class, tier 3 data center, explains how to ensure you aren’t caught off-guard by that fact […] [MORE]

How healthcare organizations can use TEM best practices to reduce costs

The healthcare industry is being turned on its head because of decreasing revenues; increasing costs; regulations that require compliance, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); and, the widespread adoption of mobile technologies. Due to these trends, there’s increased pressure on healthcare organizations to reduce costs, create new revenue streams and improve […] [MORE]

CMS’s PI interoperability rule change is a good start, but is there more it can address?

The healthcare industry has attempted to bridge the gap between medical data and quality patient care. In this guest post, Thanh Tran, CEO of a company that provides preventive care solutions by supporting and facilitating annual wellness visits, chronic care management and behavioral health, and Donald Voltz, MD, Medical Director of a hospital operating room, […] [MORE]