Benefits of virtualization for healthcare

Compared to organizations in other industries, healthcare practitioners are having difficulty adopting new technology. Providers are understandably hesitant about storing electronic health records (EHRs) in the cloud, but there is another option. Virtualization increases IT stability and efficiency and keeps your most sensitive information on site. What is virtualization? There are countless ways for healthcare […]

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The EHR vs traditional record debate

Is the future of the healthcare industry digital? Experts see no other way forward, as demonstrated by the popularity of electronic health records. 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 Electronic Health Record? […]

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Healthcare Security Breaches Skyrocket

Security breaches are becoming an all-too-common occurrence in the healthcare industry. Due to a sever lack of competent security measures to protect extremely vital patient records, healthcare organizations have become a prime target for hackers and malicious insiders alike. Read on to find out some surprising statistics as exposed by healthcare data privacy company, Protenus’ […]

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Mobile devices and healthcare businesses

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. Why does data security matter […]

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IoT in healthcare: Blessing or curse?

The general rule of thumb of cybersecurity is: Anything that connects to the internet can be hacked. With the increasing popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) in the workplace, every business should be on high alert, especially those in the healthcare industry where patients’ well-being hinge on the security of the device. Read on to […]

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Healthcare field looks toward blockchain

Blockchain technology has significant implications for every industry, but healthcare is ideal for the increased security and efficiency that come with this new trend. Read on to ensure you’re prepared for what’s coming. What is blockchain? Although the technology was first associated with Bitcoin and other digital currencies, blockchain is not exclusive to the financial […]

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Kanye West and HIPAA: an unlikely lesson

Learning about HIPAA is no fun task. To make it a little more interesting, we’re going to spice it up with a guest appearance by Kanye West. The musical artist’s recent stay at an LA hospital is a great example of what you need to know when educating employees about what constitutes a breach and […]

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The rising popularity of telemedicine

Administering medical care electronically makes a lot of sense. It’s a practical way for patients to receive care and for doctors to provide it. Advances in telemedicine, a type of medical practice that takes place without the doctor and patient sharing the same physical space, is increasing in popularity, and rightly so. Healthcare businesses adept […]

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Healthcare software: a healthy development

Some healthcare companies see HIPAA and other compliance regulations as a bane to their business, mainly because of the lengthy and complicated requirements. Poring over authorities’ regulations and ensuring that all areas of operations remain compliant call for a high level of expertise, something that small- and medium-sized businesses may lack. The rising popularity of […]

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2017 HIPAA forecast: 3 important reminders

Although totally necessary, data privacy regulations are often a gigantic headache. And king among the various compliance standards is HIPAA. Despite the legislation’s enactment back in 2003, the rules governing electronic medical records and protected health information continue to change and evolve every year. Let’s take a moment to go over three things you need […]

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