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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.

Considerations for a future of connected health care

With current trends in health care and technology accelerating the move toward a connected healthcare enterprise, data has emerged as the new currency in the healthcare economy. At the center of this revolution are the medical devices harvesting data and the caregivers tasked with turning that data into actionable insights which improve the quality of […] [MORE]

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]

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. 

Endpoint Rx: Healthcare delivery requires secure mobile technology

Innovative healthcare delivery powered by mobile technology is just what the doctor ordered. In 1930, 40% of physician visits happened in the patient’s home, but by 1980, only 1% of appointments were house calls. Many factors are now driving an upswing in mobile, remote and home health care: an aging population, technology advances, ACA-related insurance […] [MORE]

Hacking health care: Inside scoop to the most vulnerable vertical

An IBM report claimed that the healthcare sector was the most frequently attacked sector, as more than 100 million health records were compromised and the report referred to 2015 as “the year of the healthcare breach.” In this guest post, Neil Hartley, head of North American operations for an enterprise legacy-to-cloud software company, details why […] [MORE]

Recovering from ransomware: Healthcare companies can still retrieve their data

Ransomware has grown into a new kind of threat to corporations, and it’s only getting stronger. In fact, Symantec Security Response reports that it saw a 300% increase in daily ransomware attacks in Q1 of 2016 alone, with these numbers particularly hitting the health sector. In this guest post, Phil Richards, chief security officer at […] [MORE]

Why cloud compliance & security should be top priority for hospitals

Many healthcare organizations want to take advantage of cloud-based clinical and support applications. But fear is holding them back. In this guest post, Gerry Grealish, cloud data security product & marketing at a provider of advanced web security solution for global enterprises and government organizations, explains how hospitals can take advantage of cloud solutions while […] [MORE]

EHR tool improved handoffs during shift changes

When shifts change for the day, detailed handoff conversations are essential to keeping patients safe and stable during the transition. They’re also helpful with avoiding errors and adverse events. Taking advantage of available health IT can make handoffs more streamlined, reducing the likelihood that important medical information will fall through the cracks. 

Healthcare employees at frontline in battle against ransomware

Healthcare providers, particularly senior executives, officers and directors, have a legal obligation to adopt procedures and policies to proactively address security threats, like ransomware, and protect patient data at all costs. Failure to do so may give rise to legal and regulatory liability, loss of stock value, loss of revenue and damage to business reputation. […] [MORE]

Is your EHR contingency plan complete? Feds weigh in

For many hospitals, it’s essential to have an effective electronic health records (EHR) system. And it’s equally as important to have a plan in place if something happens to disrupt an EHR’s operations, whether it’s a natural disaster or a cyberattack. 

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