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Health IT departments are quickly transitioning to electronic health records (EHRs), thanks to a push from the federal government, as well as the need to cut costs and improve care. Keep up to date on the latest EHR trends and challenges.

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]

ECRI’s top 10 patient safety concerns

Keeping patients safe and happy is a priority for all hospitals. And a big part of that entails watching out for issues that may endanger patients. That’s why ECRI Institute created its list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations 2017. 

Technology can get patients more involved or alienate them

Technology can do a lot to improve care and boost efficiency at healthcare organizations. But if the right steps aren’t taken, it can also make patients feel alienated and ignored by their doctors.

HIPAA: It’s not as black and white as you first thought

It was a feat in and of itself to become HIPAA compliant. Staying compliant is a whole other ball of wax. In this guest post, Gene Fry, VP of technology and compliance officer at a developer and provider of HIPAA compliant document workflow and collaboration tools, identifies areas of HIPAA hospitals have to pay special attention to.

Mitigate risks of cyber attacks with disaster recovery and continuity plan

Cyber attacks in the healthcare industry are on the rise, and protecting your hospital and its patients’ protected health information is vital to its survival. In this guest post, Parker Rains, VP of a middle market business insurance firm, offers best practices for a disaster recovery and continuity plan hospitals can use to prevent cyber […] [MORE]

Healthcare environment: Achieving mobile security

Using mobile devices in the healthcare world offers many benefits, but it also present major risks when it comes to security. In this guest post, Gene Fry, VP of technology and compliance officer at a company that streamlines paper-intensive processes, and protects sensitive and business-critical information, provides a guide healthcare organizations can use to develop a culture […] [MORE]

This overlooked technology reduces major hidden cost

The adoption of electronic medical records (EMR) was supposed to be widespread, moving us away from paper records and slashing the need for printing in hospitals and healthcare agencies. The data, however, tells a different story: Adoption rates have been slower than expected. In this guest post, Michael O’Leary, VP-enterprise accounts at a print management […] [MORE]

No margin for error: Reduce rejected claims with accurate patient data

Hospital administrators are bracing for a roller coaster ride. Congress has already moved to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) via the budget reconciliation process, although reform implementation is proving to be fraught with complications. The good news is the back-and-forth will delay the eventual impact of major changes; the bad news is that it’s […] [MORE]

EHR update helped with warfarin management

Many hospitalized patients are put on the drug warfarin to keep them from developing blood clots. However, warfarin can have serious side effects that affect a patient’s recovery, including severe bleeding problems and skin necrosis. So it’s important to closely monitor the use of the drug – and your hospital’s electronic health records (EHR) system […] [MORE]

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