What makes a good app or wearable tech?

Wearable technology seems like something out of a Hollywood sci-fi movie. And mobile apps are not too far behind when it comes to converging human and artificial intelligence. The good thing is that these two are great examples of how today’s technology has significantly improved patient care. With the many benefits of wearable technology and […]

Big data helps hospitals in a big way

Readmission rates are a key performance indicator (KPI) for hospitals. They indicate the quality of care the practice provides as well as the tendency of the establishment to get overcrowded. Some legislation even reduces government payouts to hospitals with high readmission rates. Regardless of whether you want to avoid a stiff penalty or just improve […]

EHRs vs paper records: Which is better?

The healthcare industry has been increasing its adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). The technology claims to improve on current paper-based methods. However, EHRs are not flawless. Learn more about the pros and cons of EHRs and decide for yourself. What is an electronic health record? An electronic health record (EHR) is an individual’s official […]

How to safeguard PHI

Healthcare organizations must be vigilant about avoiding data breaches, especially since they’ve been prime targets for cybercriminals for several years. Medical records are extremely valuable to hackers, which is why healthcare sectors must implement the most advanced security solutions. Strict access policies To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department must introduce […]

Is the IoT a boon or a bane in healthcare?

From mobile apps that assist with taking medicine on time to smart appliances that monitor vitals, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming ubiquitous in healthcare. However, IoT’s expansion brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges for healthcare practitioners and their patients. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for […]

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

Getting your practice up to code when it comes to HIPAA regulations can seem challenging upon first glance, but knowing where your IT efforts must be focused is the first step. In this article, we’ll zero in on four of the most critical items you must look into in order to become HIPAA-compliant. Telehealth and […]

3 ways AI is revolutionizing healthcare

Technology changes and evolves at the blink of an eye. A new invention this year can be obsolete the next. However, some technological advancements survive the test of time, as is sure to be the case with machine learning. It’s the first step toward artificial intelligence (AI), and it’s already making huge strides in the […]

Best uses for virtual desktops

Managing an office full of computers and mobile devices is a nightmare especially in regulated industries. But with a virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), employees can access all the features of a personal computer from almost any mobile device. Here are a few use cases for this emerging technology: Healthcare In an industry where every file […]

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

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” […]