Healthcare News & Insights

Establishing and maintaining compliance with vendors to provide the best care

Working with vendors can be challenging. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development, support and FM compliance at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, environment of care, emergency management and compliance, tells you how to provide quality care while remaining compliant.

Avoid this hospital’s $1M mistake with your vendors

When you’re making improvements to your hospital, it’s crucial to carefully vet vendors, whether they’re IT companies or equipment providers. One Texas hospital didn’t. The result: a huge hassle and over a $1 million loss.

Can you trust business partners with your patient data?

In addition to privacy breaches caused by malicious employees, healthcare providers can also be susceptible to incidents related to employees of third-party business partners that are given access to sensitive data. 

Vendor mistake causes breach of 32,000 patients’ data

Hospitals have a lot to worry about when it comes to protecting the sensitive patient data they hold on their premises. But organizations can also be on the hook when data breaches occur at third parties they contract with. 

Choose the right EHR system the first time: 5 pitfalls to avoid

Adopting an EHR system is a big investment for hospitals. But it’s even more costly if the organization chooses the wrong system. 

Survey: Cloud computing services are secure

When healthcare organizations consider a move to cloud computing, their biggest concern is often the security of protected health information and other sensitive data that may be held by a third party. However, a new survey says those worries might be a little overblown. 

3 mistakes organizations make when choosing EHR systems

A recent survey says many healthcare providers are looking for a replacement EHR system. These are the mistakes they made the first time around. 

Experts: Don’t let meaningful use choose EHR system for you

To qualify for incentive payments, healthcare organizations must implement an electronic health record (EHR) system that is certified and can be used to meet the federal requirements for meaningful use of EHRs. But one group of experts warns hospitals and practices not to base their software decisions on the meaningful use rules. 

Doctors turning to web-based EHRs

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system can be a huge undertaking, especially for a smaller physician practice. But those providers are finding a way to reap the benefits of EHRs without as big an investment: 

Report: Small EHR vendors successfully used for meaningful use

In part, successfully achieving meaningful use to receive federal incentive payments requires choosing the right EHR vendor. Which software providers have been most successful at helping organizations meet meaningful use requirements?