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 […]

Turn Alexa into your office assistant

Amazon’s Alexa can do more than just receive calls and messages, provide weather forecasts, play music, and control your smart devices at home. Her developers are setting her up to be a next-generation AI technology that has many features for home and office users. Here is how Alexa can become more relevant in an office […]

Keep healthcare data safe from hackers

Medical facilities depend on healthcare systems, whether through data entry software, prescription management, or electronic medical records. Sadly, many healthcare providers don’t know how easy it is for cybercriminals to break into their networks and steal their data. One reason why there are cyberattacks is digitization. Converting paper medical data records to electronic files has […]

3 Health IT trends you should investigate

The mere mention of the word “technology” elicits a certain expectation. Namely, that we’re dealing with something that’s modern, new, and has the potential to change our lives. In healthcare, new and transformative solutions are constantly being created. Here are some you should know about. The “internet of things” The “internet of things” (IoT) literally […]

Why you need managed services in healthcare

Working with a reliable managed services provider (MSP) doesn’t just help you comply with healthcare regulatory authorities when it comes to securing data. It also provides hassle-free staffing services for workflow efficiency, increased staff productivity, improved customer relations, and more. Read on to understand the benefits of partnering with a reliable MSP. They guarantee response […]

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

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 […]

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