Healthcare News & Insights

Data privacy: How to enable healthcare workers while strengthening security 

As COVID-19 continues to challenge healthcare organizations around the country, hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare employees. Whether via phishing or ransomware attacks, cybercriminals continue to bombard overloaded IT systems in search of electronic personal health information (ePHI). 

3 ways hackers are exploiting COVID-19 to attack hospitals

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted unprecedented change and collaboration across the healthcare industry. Examples include institutions launching operational reorganizations, sharing data between competing health systems, and calling on clinical volunteers to help respond to and prepare for the new wave of cases across the country. 

4 Principles for designing effective digital health interventions

The COVID-19 pandemic is demonstrating how the delivery and acceptance of digital health care is far more possible than ever perceived. In a matter of months, telemedicine as discussed for years has come to fruition with striking success. 

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. 

5 must-do’s for hospitals financially distressed by coronavirus

Even before the coronavirus, many U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems faced difficult financial straits for a variety of reasons, including tough market conditions, weak cash management practices and historically thin margins. 

Managing healthcare receivables amid COVID-19 challenges

Drive down the street in any city or town, and you’ll see signs honoring healthcare heroes for their brave work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. What you won’t see is the battle being waged behind the scenes at many hospitals against financial insolvency.

Healthcare construction management: Debunking myths 

In 2019, healthcare construction projects were globally worth about $400 billion, with $31.8 billion in U.S. projects alone. Healthcare construction encompasses a wide variety of projects, such as state-of-the-art hospitals, small research labs, mid-size specialty clinics, long-term care facilities and much more. No matter what your next healthcare construction project is, one thing’s for certain […] [MORE]

Unlock hidden revenue stream: Get top dollar for used equipment

Falling inpatient volumes, decreasing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, and rising wage inflation are putting pressure on health systems’ top and bottom lines. In response to an increasingly complex and competitive healthcare environment, hospital CFOs are under tremendous pressure to find new ways to rein in costs and improve revenue.

Harness risk management/patient safety software to reduce risk

On a typical day, many hospitals already operate at near or maximum capacity, but the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many to the brink. It’s a given that everyone in a healthcare system shares the goal of delivering high-quality care that’s free of incidents, but amid the escalating health concerns brought on by the pandemic, some […] [MORE]

Addressing coronavirus, behavioral health crisis and public health concerns

Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the United States was already in the midst of a suicide and opioid epidemic. Suicides are the tenth overall leading cause of death with 48,344 fatalities in 2018.