Healthcare News & Insights

5 steps healthcare organizations should take in response to data security breach

Healthcare security breaches have been on the rise in recent years. In 2016 alone, more than 27 million patient records were compromised as part of 450 data security breach incidents. And 2017 isn’t looking much better, with several large breaches already logged with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil […] [MORE]

Anatomy of a paperless patient onboarding process

Thanks in large part to technology and the culture of convenience and efficiency it has evoked, the healthcare industry is shifting its focus to the patient experience. As a result, healthcare providers are embracing available technologies to engage patients at every touchpoint and foster a quality experience. This falls in line with the Medicare Access […] [MORE]

Disaster preparedness: 5 key components to effective emergency management

Natural disasters cause nearly 500 deaths annually in the US. Unfortunately, healthcare facilities continue to fall short in disaster planning and preparedness. This lack of preparation creates the potential for serious ramifications, putting staff, patients and the financial security of the hospital at risk. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP of emergency management, environment […] [MORE]

Cloud services put patient information at risk

The cloud is the new normal for enterprise apps, with 70% of all organizations having at least one app in the cloud today, according to IDG’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Survey, 2016. Telehealth, big data management in research and patient management systems are all driving explosive adoption of cloud services in the healthcare industry. In this […] [MORE]

Embracing IoT and cloud: It’s all about visibility and planning

Healthcare is one of society’s most vital industries, yet many healthcare organizations are struggling to keep up with technological innovations, namely the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. In this guest post, Ofer Amitai, CEO and co-founder of a company that delivers network access control, visibility, management and policy compliance to ensure networks run […] [MORE]

Keys to making impactful capital investments for your hospital

In today’s healthcare landscape, it’s imperative capital decision makers are able to point toward clinically proven results to justify crucial purchases for their hospitals. In this guest post, Dr. Linda Greer, medical director at a breast health and research center, details the criteria you need to consider when making a purchasing decisions.

Four crucial practices to ensure survey readiness amidst regulatory changes

Regulatory requirements have undergone considerable changes in the past year, adding urgency and pressure for healthcare leaders to upgrade their compliance efforts. In this guest post, Larry LaCombe, VP of program management and facilities compliance at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, details four crucial practices healthcare […] [MORE]

Wearable technology can enhance long-term patient care

Wearable technologies have been widely adopted by consumers to measure and track aspects of health. Bracelets can track steps and calorie burn, clothing can measure heart rate and VO2 levels. While adoption is slower in clinical settings, some healthcare organizations have begun to integrate wearable technologies into patient care to create more opportunities for e-health […] [MORE]

Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile movement

A growing number of organizations across industries are developing mobile-friendly services and solutions now that mobile browsing exceeds desktop browsing. The healthcare industry is not exempt from this shifting landscape, but many healthcare organizations are lagging behind. In this guest post, Chris Byers, CEO of a company that offers an online form and data-collection platform, […] [MORE]

Patient experience may be key to payor-provider collaboration

The healthcare industry has experienced unprecedented change in recent years. Technological efficiencies and strategic service offerings, value-based care initiatives, and federal and state mandates have converged with the goal of creating a system that is patient-centered and outcomes based, while also lowering the overall cost of care. In this guest post, Donna Martin, senior VP […] [MORE]