How does telemedicine benefit patients?

Telemedicine has been around for quite some time, but its popularity grew during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare providers turned to telemedicine to ensure that patients were still able to receive quality healthcare services when lockdowns and travel restrictions were put in place. Today, many people are still using telemedicine services because of their benefits. Read […]

Improve your healthcare organization’s productivity with online scheduling

Hectic workdays can easily overwhelm any healthcare worker, so it’s always a good idea for them to seek out solutions to organize their busy schedules. A good way for healthcare businesses to help staff better manage their time is by using online scheduling solutions. Online scheduling is one of the simplest and most popular technologies […]

How to choose the right health app or wearable tech

The healthcare industry has been leveraging technology to improve patient outcomes. Innovations such as health apps and wearable tech even empower patients to exercise greater control over improving the quality of their lives. Still, many of your patients will continue to rely on your medical opinion regarding which apps or devices to use, so make […]

How big data helps lower hospital readmission rates

In the healthcare industry, mistakes lead to misdiagnoses, improper medical treatment, and, inevitably, hospital readmissions. But business intelligence (BI) is changing that by equipping healthcare professionals with powerful real-time information. At its core, BI software is all about data analytics. BI software is capable of accepting staggering amounts of data in short periods of time. […]

Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations pertaining to IT have become much clearer over the past few years, but there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily because of negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding of the requirements. Let’s look […]

How does social media usage affect HIPAA compliance?

Social media can be an effective tool for sharing experiences, building professional connections, and broadcasting conventional healthcare announcements. However, posts that contain client or patient-specific information can have dire consequences for healthcare organizations. What social media actions violate HIPAA rules? Posting patients’ protected health information on social media, even if it’s accidentally, without the patients’ […]

Are EHRs better than paper medical records?

More and more healthcare organizations are realizing that there are more problems with paper-based medical records than there are benefits, and that it’s time to adopt electronic health records (EHRs). But while EHR systems offer better data management and security, they also come with certain inconveniences and inefficiencies. Learn more about the advantages and disadvantages […]

Tips to reduce IoT-related risk in the healthcare industry

Most, if not all, cybersecurity experts believe that anything connected to the internet can be hacked. So with the increasing popularity of the Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT devices in the healthcare industry, it’s only wise that organizations understand and address the risks associated with the ubiquity of IoT. Computing devices that contain a […]

Protecting healthcare providers from insider threats

Many healthcare organizations are at risk of data breaches caused by insider threats. These are security risks within your organization and can be any of your current or former employees, partners, and contractors who have knowledge about your computer systems. Here are five ways through which your healthcare organization can prevent insider threats from exposing […]

Cloud solutions have long-lasting value in healthcare

Healthcare organizations should no longer be hesitant when adopting cloud computing, as the technology has become more ubiquitous and easy to use. If you know how to manage the cloud properly, it can even surpass the reliability and security offered by on-site IT. Here are just some of the business benefits of cloud computing. Easy […]