Big data helps hospitals in a big way

Big data helps hospitals in a big way

The healthcare industry struggles when it comes to trying to keep up with the latest technology on the market. Thankfully, the rise of more affordable cloud solutions and increased storage availability mean hospitals and clinics can finally catch up and implement direct improvements to hospital performance, such as lowering hospital readmission rates. Read on to […]

Turn Alexa into your office assistant

Turn Alexa into your office assistant

Alexa has made Amazon proud by going beyond basic functions like providing weather updates, streaming music, and setting alarms. As her developers continue to improve on her capabilities, business users can look forward to a revolutionary, one-of-a-kind office assistant. Create and manage to-do and shopping lists You have meetings to attend and deadlines to meet. […]

Keep healthcare data safe from hackers

Keep healthcare data safe from hackers

The healthcare industry is shifting their data to cloud services to serve their patients better and improve accessibility. This puts personal health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII) at risk of getting stolen by hackers. Healthcare security experts believe that data breaches aimed at medical facilities are becoming more frequent because of the high […]

3 Health IT trends you should investigate

3 Health IT trends you should investigate

Healthcare IT is on the cusp of several game-changing IT trends. They’re things that are likely to derail the healthcare industry’s apple cart, as it were, by introducing completely new ways of diagnosing patients, conducting clinical trials, treating illnesses, and much more. The “internet of things” The “internet of things” (IoT) literally means that more […]

Why you need managed services in healthcare

Why you need managed services in healthcare

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting the healthcare industry for its perceived vulnerability. Nowadays, more and more hospitals are realizing that overall patient care not only involves medical attention, but also entails securing patient data. For many healthcare organizations, it’s crucial to work with the right managed services provider (MSP) to ensure transactions are seamless and patient […]

EHRs vs paper records: Which is better?

EHRs vs paper records: Which is better?

Is digital the way to go for the healthcare industry? Experts see no other way forward, as demonstrated by the popularity of electronic health records (EHRs). However, critics of this new recording process have pointed out major flaws that aren’t present in its traditional counterpart: paper-based recording. Read on to learn more. What is an […]

How to defend against insider threats

How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

Social Media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements to the public. However, careless posts that have client or patient-specific information could ruin the reputation of any healthcare organization. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA) became law with the goal […]