Healthcare News & Insights

How hospital leaders can develop stronger patient engagement

To meet the healthcare industry’s new demands, facilities will need to engage and connect with patients — and there are steps hospital leaders can take to help. 

Are your hospital’s employees spending too much time on Facebook?

One impact of the greater use of technology in health care: It gives employees more opportunities for distracting personal Internet use. 

Top 3 BYOD policy mistakes healthcare organizations make

Healthcare employees are bringing personal devices to work – whether their employers say it’s OK or not. That’s why security experts say it’s critical to create an effective BYOD policy. 

Lost USB drive leads to breach of 6,000 patient records

Many healthcare providers have policies about clinicians and staff members carrying sensitive patient data around on laptops, tablets and smartphones. But here’s another mobile gadget to address in those rules: 

Survey: Hospital Wi-Fi networks need an upgrade

More clinicians and other staff members are beginning to use smartphones and tablets for their jobs. However, hospitals may need to spruce up their Wi-Fi infrastructures so mobile users can get the most out of those devices. 

Survey: Many organizations lack effective mobile device policies

More employee-owned devices are being brought onto healthcare organizations’ networks, but policies for using those devices haven’t kept pace. 

70% of small providers can’t afford to protect patient data

Keeping electronic patient data safe from security attacks is a challenge for all healthcare organizations, but it’s especially difficult for smaller providers that often have a harder time finding the resources to improve security. 

3 ways to ease patient fears about health IT

A new survey says most patients are confident that electronic health records (EHRs) will help improve the quality of their care. Some security concerns remain, but here’s how doctors can help. 

10 ways to protect health data

As more patient information is held electronically, it gives doctors better access to data and enables faster, better decision making. Unfortunately, it also gives cybercriminals new ways to illegally access sensitive medical data.

Help doctors use social networking safely: 3 keys

More doctors and hospitals are learning the benefits social networking sites can offer – but unfortunately, they’re also finding those sites create plenty of legal and security risks.