Healthcare News & Insights

5 best practices for building a patient-focused website

In 2015, 90% of Americans had health insurance, the highest number on record. This new patient base is more empowered and discerning than ever, but also less versed on health care’s specifics. In this guest post, Derek Nelson, a partner and creative director at a design and engineering company, details best practices for building patient-focused websites.

Study: Medical residents disappointed with iPads

More healthcare providers are using iPads and other tablets to help treat patients. But it’s important for doctors and hospitals to have realistic expectations about those devices. 

Staffers on smartphones: Weighing the risks

In the hospital setting, mobile devices are making physicians’, nurses’ and clinical staff’s jobs easier when it comes to efficiency of care. But they can pose serious risks for data breaches.

Study: Healthcare data breaches on the rise

From 2010 to 2011, data breaches increased 32% in hospitals and healthcare organizations, mainly because of two reasons: 

6 factors to consider when choosing a medical tablet

The iPad is the most popular tablet available, but is it the most practical for doctors? As more doctors start using those mobile devices, health IT managers must decide which tablets make the most sense for their organization’s physicians.