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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.

Data sharing: Improve security in your hospital

Regarding data breaches, it’s been said that an organization’s greatest liability is its employees. This is especially true for hospitals and healthcare providers. Often, the actions of staff inadvertently cause major HIPAA violations by sharing patient data, and it’s crucial for hospitals to get this behavior under control. 

3 ways AI technology will transform health care

For centuries, healthcare decisions have been made based on a doctor’s best medical judgment about a patients’ condition. Now, however, with the help of recent technological advances, artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to play a larger role in healthcare delivery, treatment decisions and other aspects of care once solely reserved for humans. 

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]

Telehealth drives success of hospital’s ‘eICU’

When staffing levels aren’t optimal, patient care can suffer – particularly in departments such as the intensive care unit (ICU), where one wrong move could cause a patient severe harm. One health system, backed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), managed to reduce the impact of fewer staff in the ICU via […] [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]

Program encourages patients to use healthcare tech

The feds want patients to be more engaged with healthcare technology, particularly by viewing their health data via access to electronic health records (EHR) systems. However, many patients aren’t taking advantage of this feature, so hospitals may have to use technology creatively to get them on board. 

Practical advice: Setting cloud strategy in healthcare world

If your healthcare organization is embracing patient-centered care, you have no choice but to embrace the cloud whether it’s a public, private or hybrid. The need for greater collaboration across care providers can only be met via cloud computing. Getting the most out of electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine relies on it. And the […] [MORE]

Keys to prevent mistakes with patient identification

Mistaken patient identity can lead to many issues in hospitals, including dangerous adverse events that jeopardize patients’ safety. To avoid these problems, facilities need to do what they can to make sure it’s easy for clinicians to identify patients. 

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]

Remote patient monitoring gains strides in hospitals

Many facilities are turning to continuous health monitoring using telemedicine to help patients have a complication-free recovery from their illnesses. The technology to monitor patients remotely is getting more advanced every day, and it’s becoming more accessible for hospitals as well. 

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