Healthcare News & Insights

Hospital analytics: Key trends and optimizing revenue cycle management

With increased mergers and acquisitions, hospitals, hospital systems and integrated delivery networks must retrieve, review and compare data – no matter the size, data incompatibility or platform complexity. Among the various types of data, only real-time or near real-time data analytics can enable hospital leaders to act and follow up on it to correct inefficiencies, […] [MORE]

Hospitals – Ransomware targets

You may not notice this every day, but hospitals and medical devices are constantly under attack. One would expect hospitals to have robust cybersecurity strategies, however, many enterprises are still using outdated solutions. Lack of budget, resources and complicated infrastructure make hospital networks a challenge to protect. Consequently, they operate under less-than-ideal circumstances when it […] [MORE]

5 things healthcare organizations need to consider before embracing BYOD

Bring your own device (BYOD) programs offer healthcare organizations considerable benefits, but they also come with significant risks. In this guest post, Brad Spannbauer, senior director of product management and HIPAA privacy & compliance officer at an internet services provider, details the potential pitfalls healthcare facilities should consider before adopting a BYOD program.

Low nurse staffing may cost your facility millions of dollars

The nurse shortage may be affecting your bottom line in more ways than one. In this guest post, Brian Hudson, senior VP of a staffing company that specializes in the international recruitment of healthcare professionals, explains how inadequate nurse staffing may be adversely affecting your readmission rates and what you can do about it.

2018 healthcare predictions

Technology-based innovation is advancing at a pace many healthcare providers struggle to maintain. At the same time, patients are demanding more convenience and engagement. In order to provide clear value, providers must focus on enhancing the patient experience. In this guest post, Chris Byers, CEO of a company that offers an online form and data-collection […] [MORE]

Help for healthcare CISOs in budgeting for security products

With the healthcare industry being such a lucrative market for stealing private information, attacks are coming more often, criminals are more sophisticated and threats are constantly changing. And now that there’s an overwhelming number of security solutions being pitched, CISOs are often left questioning which security products will bring the best ROI for their budget. […] [MORE]

How to overcome digital documentation challenges in health care

The mobile health industry is exploding, and it’s not just because more Americans than ever own smart devices. Providers and patients alike are realizing real value in mobile health technology as advancements ease the path to greater efficiency and lower costs. But as mobile health funding approaches $1.3 billion and the number of mobile health […] [MORE]

2018 planning: Running your pharmacy like a business

As the end of 2017 draws closer, many healthcare executives may find themselves reflecting on the year that was – what worked, what challenges remain and which areas of the organization could use improvement. In this guest post, Rick Burnett, COO of a company that provides pharmacy management, consulting and operations services, offers five tactics […] [MORE]

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]