Managed IT: How hospitals can benefit

More and more healthcare organizations are turning to managed services providers (MSPs) for their IT needs. This lets hospitals and clinics focus on being healthcare providers and not on being ad hoc IT professionals learning on the fly. Here are some things to look for in a managed services provider before you consider partnering with […]

The benefits of cloud solutions in healthcare

Cloud computing and cloud-based applications are becoming the norm for healthcare organizations across the globe. Whether using a browser-based tool or a mobile app, it’s easier than ever to deliver patient care from anywhere with an internet connection. If you’re still hesitant to join the trend, it’s time to reconsider. Easy information access The increasing […]

What to consider when selecting EMR

You and your patients can benefit from having an electronic medical record (EMR) software system in your clinic, healthcare facility, or hospital. It significantly helps healthcare professionals keep a more comprehensive and detailed record of all their patients’ medical information and treatment procedures. However, with so many EMR vendors out there, choosing the best EMR […]

Ways healthcare practices benefit from online scheduling

To succeed in today’s technology-driven world, healthcare facilities now have to provide convenience alongside top-notch patient care. Online scheduling makes it easy for patients to book their medical appointments. Even if the use of smartphones, tablets, and other internet-connected devices has already permeated society, many healthcare facilities have trouble keeping up with the times. But […]

How does telemedicine help patients?

Telemedicine means exactly as it sounds — a medical service delivered via telephone or any communications platform. It sounds like a new development in medicine, but it’s really not. While most people still prefer to go to the hospital to receive treatment, the many advancements in telemedicine are beginning to change this. Making telemedicine work […]

Here’s what to look for in apps or wearable tech

Are you overwhelmed by the many choices you have in getting the right technology to monitor your health? Do you download an app on your mobile to track your pulse rate? Or buy a wearable device that can tell you more about your health? While it’s best to leave the professional recommendations to your healthcare […]

Mitigating healthcare insider threats

The healthcare industry is unique in that the biggest data security threat comes from insider breaches.The main reason for these unauthorized hacks is financial gain. So how can healthcare organizations protect themselves against insider threats? Read on. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and disclosures of […]

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]