Healthcare News & Insights

Telemedicine: Sharing records securely & quickly is vital during COVID-19 pandemic

Never have telehealth services been more vital than during the coronavirus pandemic. In this guest post, Lawrence Kaelin, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Founder of a provider of health information exchange services, explains why telehealth is so important in today’s healthcare system. 

Hospitals: Why your access control systems may not be secure

Access control has become a vital security measure for nearly every organization – especially healthcare facilities, where patients, sensitive documentation, high-value equipment and medications abound. In this guest post, Brad Konkle, director of integrated solutions at an electronic security company, details the added security access control technology offers to protect buildings and assets, and to ensure […] [MORE]

Ransomware attacks still rising in health care: Protect your hospital

Ransomware is still a significant threat to many hospitals and health systems. In fact, the problem is growing and expanding even beyond health care – whole city governments have been taken down by hackers. Hospitals are still an attractive target to thieves, however, and a recent case may up the number of ransomware attacks against […] [MORE]

How merchant services software can improve the efficiency of healthcare payment systems

Considering national healthcare spending is projected to increase by 5.5% per year from 2017 to 2026, security and efficiency are more important than ever for today’s hospitals. Existing healthcare payment processing solutions are often outdated, cumbersome and need to be revamped to reduce costs and provide better patient experiences. Some of the main areas that […] [MORE]

7 key factors for healthcare mergers and affiliations

Mergers and affiliations allow hospitals to share expenses and offer patients a wide array of services. In this guest post, Robin Figueroa, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, offers seven steps you need to consider when undertaking a merger.

3 easy cures for unhealthy medical knowledge management

Many of today’s healthcare organizations still show symptoms of underdeveloped knowledge management processes. In this guest post, Mike Hicks, VP of strategy at a developer of online communities and social software for business, offers symptoms that suggest your information management process might be lacking and ways to fix them.

Medical device security: How hospitals must tackle threats

Medical device security is a hot topic for hospitals. Most ransomware attacks target vulnerable computer equipment running older operating systems and software programs. Hacking devices may appeal to cybercriminals because they’re difficult to update. A new report shows that hospitals need to do more to protect their devices. 

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]

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]

Patient data’s biggest threat: Man vs. machine

In 2015, the healthcare industry experienced 265 recorded cybersecurity data breaches, and those are just the ones that affected more than 500 patients, according to the Office of Civil Rights. While attacks on large-scale providers made headlines, organizations of all sizes are constantly at risk of a breach. In this guest post, Mark Johnson, founder […] [MORE]

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