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 safeguard PHI

How to safeguard PHI

Hospital data breaches are emerging at an alarming rate and show no signs of slowing down in 2019. That’s because data fetches a hefty price on the black market, making hospitals prime targets for cybercriminals. The best way to defend against these threats is to arm your team with the following systems and protocols. Strict […]

Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

The rule of cybersecurity states that anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the healthcare industry, every business should be on alert. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Healthcare apps, for instance, contain plenty of […]

The impact of blockchain to healthcare

The impact of blockchain to healthcare

Healthcare organizations need advanced technologies to manage medical records and improve patient care. But even the most advanced technologies come with challenges. One disruptive problem in healthcare of interest to experts is blockchain, and here’s why. What is blockchain? Although the technology is known for enabling cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, blockchain was immediately recognized as having […]

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

HIPAA’s rules pertaining to IT are problematic to say the least, but things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding as to […]

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

Technological advancements have brought us much closer to artificial intelligence (AI), such as cars that drive themselves and robots that interpret and summarize the news. AI is helping humankind in various industries, and healthcare is close to the top of that list. Virtual personal health assistants At the helm of the AI revolution are virtual […]

What you need to know about EHR hardware

What you need to know about EHR hardware

Medical history, vaccine status, lab test results, and other medical records are libraries unto themselves. Checking such files without the aid of computers can be cumbersome. Thanks to EHR, hospital staff can access these information with ease. EHR stands for “Electronic Health Record,” and a lot can go into getting your practice ready for one […]

Why Healthcare needs Mobile Device Management

Why Healthcare needs Mobile Device Management

Just like other industries, healthcare providers are using mobile devices for doing work and communicating with practitioners, staff, and patients. Wireless networks and portable devices in the healthcare setting have their benefits, and the IT staff must have controls like Mobile Device Management (MDM) software to efficiently maintain and manage the security and privacy required […]

How to defend against insider threats

How to defend against 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 […]

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

How HIPAA Impacts Social Media Usage

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” […]