Technology is the heartbeat of modern medicine, which is why hospital IT budgets continue to grow every year. Whether your practice is struggling with data security or operational efficiency, managed services providers (MSPs) are an excellent option for IT support.
Because healthcare organizations handle protected health information (PHI), they are a prime target for hackers. Stolen PHI can be used to carry out a host of fraudulent activities, which is why businesses in healthcare must be extra vigilant when it comes to cybersecurity.
Advances in IT have transformed paper medical records into digital files that can easily be accessed and stored. Sadly, this development has also resulted in sensitive healthcare data, or personal health information (PHI), becoming a bigger target for hackers.
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 one.
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.
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.
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.
Adopting technology that efficiently stores customer information in one highly organized system used to be inconceivable for many businesses. But not anymore. For healthcare organizations, in particular, digitally collecting and storing patient data has become possible with EHR.
EHR stands for “Electronic Health Record,” and a lot can go into getting your practice ready for one of these data-sharing, network-connected, enterprise-wide information systems.
Data security and compliance need to be high on the list of any healthcare organization's priorities. Do you have security measures in place to protect your patient data? Is your practice compliant with the HIPAA regulation? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, this article is a must-read.