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Sam Narisi

Sam NarisiSam began his newspaper career with the Daily Local News in West Chester, PA, writing feature stories and profiles of local personalities.
After joining Progressive Business Publications (the parent company of PBP Media and Healthcare Business & Technology), he moved into the niche information publishing market. He has covered the Information Technology field for the past six years, starting as a contributor to Information Technology Advisor, a print newsletter for IT professionals, and editor of the online publication IT Manager Daily, before joining the staff of Healthcare Business & Technology when the site launched in 2013.
In addition, Sam has written white papers covering technology topics such as mobile devices in health care, VoIP, IT outsourcing and virtualization.
He graduated summa cum laude from St. Josephs University in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in English and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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Pros and cons of EHR systems, according to doctors

As we’ve written before, there’s plenty that doctors both love and hate about EHRs. A new survey has some details on what clinicians see as the pros and cons of electronic records. 

Older patients want online tools, too

We’ve discussed before how patients are relying more on online resources to find information about conditions and treatments, providers and other healthcare issues. And a new survey shows the use of the Internet is growing even among unexpected demographics. 

Hospitals move forward with failing IT projects, report says

IT teams are no strangers to complex and difficult projects, and that’s especially the case in healthcare organizations, which are adopting EHR software and other significant systems. Unfortunately, those projects often run into problems. 

Does speech recognition software save time, or create too many new problems?

Will speech recognition software help make clinical documentation easier, or will it open the door to new problems and dangerous mistakes? The answer depends on who you ask. 

How hospitals can keep wireless networks secure

As more work gets done on portable devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets, hospitals are finding a new source of significant security vulnerabilities: the wireless network. 

Data breach lesson: Protect paper records, too

These days, many hospitals are worried about the security of electronic health records and other sensitive digital information. But paper documents are still creating plenty of security risks. 

Texts from providers help chronically ill patients

As healthcare providers are looking into new ways to engage patients and interact with them, a study shows the benefits text messaging can have for patients and their doctors. 

3 ways hospitals can help prevent medical identity theft

Medical identity theft is becoming a big financial danger for patients – and it’s hurting hospitals, too. 

Residents don’t have much use for iPads

A lot has been written about the use of tablets in healthcare and how providers are beginning to use mobile devices for their work. But enthusiasm for popular tablets may not be as high as many observers think, even among younger professionals. 

3 keys for hospital BYOD programs

Most organizations are struggling to manage employees who bring their personal mobile devices to work, and healthcare providers are no exception. Here are some tips from one hospital on how to successfully manage BYOD.