Healthcare News & Insights

How Millennials will change healthcare IT

Millennials want the same seamless digital experience in health care that they have in other aspects of their lives. At the same time, having grown up in an online world, they’re keenly aware of privacy risks. They ardently want healthcare providers to increase protection of their personal health information (PHI) and what they see as […] [MORE]

6 steps for creating an active shooter plan

From 2000-2011, there were 164 hospital related shootings. While that number means you’re more likely to be struck by lightning than to be shot in a hospital, shootings in and around healthcare grounds do happen and it’s up to hospital administrators to make sure a plan is in place. In this guest post, Scott Cormier, VP […] [MORE]

5 steps for preventing the insider threat

Digital communications and information technologies are reshaping modern healthcare. They’re also opening hospitals up to new security threats. In this guest post, Kon Leong, president, CEO and co-founder of a specialized provider of electronic content archiving software, offers five ways data protection and fraud prevention stakeholders can protect their facilities from the threat from within. 

Regular testing is needed to safeguard hospital equipment

Hospital monitoring equipment plays a central role in the day-to-day working of any facility, so ensuring that this equipment is accurate through regular testing and calibration is a vital part of patient care. In this guest post, Andrew Teasdale, principal systems engineer at a designer and manufacturer of electrical test equipment, reviews how hospitals should […] [MORE]

Modern medicine: Making a powerful connection

Precision medicine is going to transform health care, but collaboration between health care, technology providers and communications specialists is essential if stakeholders are to understand its true value. In this guest post, Robert Grammatica, EVP and managing director at a data-driven healthcare marketing agency, details the three things we need to consider when developing collaborative […] [MORE]

Embracing digital tools is integral to value-based care

The world of medical IT has traditionally been the province of enterprise systems. Yet consumer technology – smartphones, tablets and wearables – is beginning to transform the relationship between patients and providers. The once-clear boundaries that separated enterprise systems and consumer devices are being radically renegotiated. In this guest post, Dr. Ali Hussam, CEO and co-founder of an […] [MORE]

Secure portal in health care

One of the most advanced technologies in health care is the development of the patient portal. In this guest post, Dean Wiech, managing director of a global provider of access management and governance solutions, reviews the history and function of patient portals, and steps hospitals can take to protect them. 

3 ways evolved providers can satisfy patients, stay compliant and collect revenue

Today’s hospitals and their healthcare providers are under inordinate pressure to do more with less. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of healthcare product development at a software company, offers three ways hospitals and healthcare providers can keep patients happy, stay compliant and collect revenue without sacrificing care. 

The doctor is out: 4 ways to fill staffing gaps in health care

It’s always a struggle for medical practices to find full-time, quality hires, and the challenge is exacerbated by a serious physician shortage expected to grow worse in the coming decade. This challenge is even harder when you’re trying to fill a temporary position. MaryAnn Stolgitis, VP of operations at a national recruiting and staffing firm, […] [MORE]

Wearable devices are soon-to-be massive economic drivers

Wearable devices have made a significant impact on health care for both patients and providers, and it’s clear this influence will grow as the technology continues to evolve. In this guest post, Nathan Bleigh, chief technology officer of an outcomes data collection company, takes a look at what the future impact of wearable devices looks […] [MORE]