Healthcare News & Insights

Shifting healthcare pay model to prioritize essential workers

From the essential health workers tasked with treating patients while adhering to intense health and safety guidelines, to the back-office employees that must keep the system running remotely, the entire healthcare industry has reinvented itself in just a few short months. 

FTEs in health care: It’s not one-size-fits-all

It’s no secret that healthcare facilities have struggled with finding the right balance of full-time employees (FTEs) on staff, especially now that the current global pandemic has made things even more complicated. Figuring out how to balance, and re-balance, the number of active employees is a tricky situation, especially when emergencies occur. 

Medical electronic devices are facing a critical test

The market for medical electronics today represents a comparatively small share of the nation’s nearly $200 billion in overall health expenses – about 5.2% in 2019. But the value it brings to the practice of medicine is disproportionately large and growing rapidly. As a result, the medical electronics industry is expected to see significant growth, […] [MORE]

How to walk the call center floor when there isn’t one

While the popularity of remote work has grown 44% over the last five years and 91% over the past 10 years, the ability to empower, manage and support employees working from home has now become a mission-critical concern for businesses in every sector. Remote work is no longer a rare benefit that modern job candidates […] [MORE]

Optimizing a WiFi network for health care

  An optimized wireless network is a mission-critical resource for every healthcare facility. Innumerable pieces of health technology now connect to the WiFi providing real-time updates and actionable insights health professionals use to identify specific health risks and improve care coordination. In addition, electronic health records (EHRs) are accessed via the WiFi, solutions like telemedicine […] [MORE]

EHR browser extensions optimize value-based care and more

One of the most meaningful proposals from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is  a new rule to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information (EHI). The impact of this new rule upon payors, providers and patients will resonate in terms of increased innovation, competition and transparency. […] [MORE]

Data privacy: How to enable healthcare workers while strengthening security 

As COVID-19 continues to challenge healthcare organizations around the country, hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare employees. Whether via phishing or ransomware attacks, cybercriminals continue to bombard overloaded IT systems in search of electronic personal health information (ePHI). 

3 ways hackers are exploiting COVID-19 to attack hospitals

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted unprecedented change and collaboration across the healthcare industry. Examples include institutions launching operational reorganizations, sharing data between competing health systems, and calling on clinical volunteers to help respond to and prepare for the new wave of cases across the country. 

4 Principles for designing effective digital health interventions

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating how the delivery and acceptance of digital health care is far more possible than ever perceived. In a matter of months, telemedicine as discussed for years has come to fruition with striking success. 

Telemedicine: Sharing records securely & quickly is vital during COVID-19 pandemic

Never have telehealth services been more vital than during the coronavirus pandemic. In this guest post, Lawrence Kaelin, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Founder of a provider of health information exchange services, explains why telehealth is so important in today’s healthcare system.