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Providers are relying more on technology than ever as they transition to electronic records, participate in health information exchanges and adopt other tech systems. Read the latest healthcare IT news here.

How to creatively address the healthcare IT staffing shortage

Keeping good, qualified IT people is hard in today’s healthcare environment. But it’s extremely important for the success of any hospital. In this guest post, Gary Palgon, VP of healthcare and life sciences solutions at a company that provides integration and data management solutions, offers creative strategies for addressing the healthcare IT staffing shortage.

7 steps to identify and drive value-based care revenue lurking in data

  In today’s healthcare environment, hospitals have to do more with less. That’s why it so important executives and administrators understand the data life cycle so their facility can get everything out of it. In this guest post, Richard Royer, CEO of a healthcare consulting and services firm that works with hospitals, physicians and nursing […] [MORE]

Most patients prioritize digital customer experience in hospitals: Next steps

Providing the best possible care is the ultimate goal of any hospital, and the digital customer experience is a key part of a patient’s visit. Patients are willing to go elsewhere if their needs aren’t being met, so it’s essential to prioritize technological innovation and improve convenience. 

New technology may decentralize your hospital’s care delivery

It seems like new technological advances are released every week, which makes keeping up a struggle. From basics like telehealth equipment and updated medical devices to major advancements like artificial intelligence, healthcare technology continues to change – and it’ll continue to impact your organization. 

Embracing innovation: 6 ways to transform your hospital

As the healthcare industry continues to grow and change, many hospitals are focused on staying competitive in an increasingly crowded market. Creating a culture that embraces innovation and collaboration is one of the best ways to ensure your hospital provides excellent care, but it’s easier said than done. 

Hospitals are vulnerable to security risks, putting patient data, care in danger

Hospital IT departments are overwhelmed and understaffed. Problem is, they are a goldmine of data when it comes to hackers. In this guest post, Ray Overby, co-founder and president of a software and security services firm specializing in mainframe security, identifies how hospitals are at risk.

Medical device threats: New frontier of cybersecurity risk

You already know your hospital’s IT infrastructure is vulnerable to data breaches, but there could be even more insidious ways for hackers to attack patients. One of those methods may involve accessing the medical devices used to treat your patients.  

How your business can ensure HIPAA-compliant backups

  HIPAA compliance doesn’t stop at the data you’re actively using. It applies to everything in your organization – up to and including your backups. In this guest post, Tim Mullahy, executive VP and managing director of an enterprise class, tier 3 data center, explains how to ensure you aren’t caught off-guard by that fact […] [MORE]

How healthcare organizations can use TEM best practices to reduce costs

The healthcare industry is being turned on its head because of decreasing revenues; increasing costs; regulations that require compliance, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); and, the widespread adoption of mobile technologies. Due to these trends, there’s increased pressure on healthcare organizations to reduce costs, create new revenue streams and improve […] [MORE]

Encourage Baby Boomers to use patient portals: Here’s how

As people live longer and have better access to health care, your patient population will continue to grow older. With that aging patient mix comes a range of new obstacles your hospital will need to overcome to keep providing quality patient care. 

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