Healthcare News & Insights

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. 

Recovering from the effects of the coronavirus with RTLS

The coronavirus hasn’t only had a devastating impact on the health of millions of people around the globe, but also on the financial security of thousands of U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems. As stay-at-home orders are lifted, healthcare leaders are beginning to embark on the challenge of safely integrating non-emergent care, elective procedures and routine […] [MORE]

How hospitals can prevent and respond to ransomware attacks

Ransomware attackers have focus on the healthcare industry as their target de jour. The attacks are hard to prevent and costly. In this guest post, Rick Clark, corporate security director for a provider of accounts receivable management and revenue recovery solutions for the healthcare industry, reveals how hospitals can protect themselves.

Health care isn’t going back to normal after pandemic

The coronavirus has turned our world upside down revealing holes in our healthcare system. In this guest post, Vladimir Ljubicic, MD, MBA, clinical lead in the global healthcare business unit at a software corporation that manages business operations and customer relations, explains why we can’t go back to business as usual and what we need […] [MORE]

Make remote work the new normal for healthcare call center agents

The coronavirus has made us adapt to a new normal – working from home. For hospital call centers, this presents a challenge. In this guest post, Shawn Yates, director of product management, health care for a company that develops a variety of information systems, reveals how modern software can track work from home agents, measure […] [MORE]

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]

Effectively managing and tracking healthcare facility visitors and vendors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Managing your vendors and visitors may have been simple at one time, but no longer. In this guest post, Julie Walker, senior VP and general manager of a company that provides healthcare facilities with governance, risk management and compliance SaaS solutions, offers ways healthcare facilities can effectively manage and track entrants while guaranteeing the safety […] [MORE]

Innovation to address pain management: How AR/VR can help

  Opioids have been the focus of the media for a while now, and the press has been almost all negative. But patients need help in relieving their pain. In this guest post, Patrick Allen, BSN, MBA, principal at an integrated business, technology and experience consulting practice, will offer an alternative to opioid prescriptions in […] [MORE]

Seeing 20/20: Demystifying patient accounts data archiving

In the past, when healthcare organizations transitioned to new health information systems (HIS), patient accounts traditionally took a backseat to clinical implementation. Not surprising given HIS conversions are pricey, and patient care and safety is the priority. But growing regulations related to patient privacy and billing guidelines, coupled with the need to identify financial opportunities […] [MORE]

IoT and medical device integration: How we get there

Since HIPAA, electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR) continue transforming the way patient medical data is recorded and stored. As Internet of Things (IoT) devices become more prevalent in health care, many of them still lack integration with EHR and EMR, creating gaps between the creation of those records and their housing […] [MORE]