Jul 29, 2016 3:44:13 PM

Stolen iPhone: Lessons from a $650,000 HIPAA Fine

Stolen iPhone: Lessons from a $650,000 HIPAA Fine

 

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Dec 23, 2015 10:16:35 AM

4 Technology Trends for Healthcare in 2016

4 Technology Trends for Healthcare in 2016

For 2015, Healthcare technology trends focused heavily on EMR and cloud migrations. Focused mainly on the practice itself, the huge focus on the cloud in 2015 was all about bringing mobility to employees, making access simple and increasing efficiency. But with such a huge focus on customer experience in 2016, healthcare facilities and medical practices will be pushing the majority of their budget into this area to better distinguish themselves from their competition. Here are a few technology trends for healthcare in 2016 that are going to help improve patient experience for many practices.

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Sep 10, 2015 3:06:55 PM

Three Technologies Medical Practices Need to Fully Integrate the iPad Pro

Three Technologies Medical Practices Need to Fully Integrate the iPad Pro

When it comes to new technology announcements from Apple, it’s always a rush to be the first to get it. The iPad Pro seems pretty revolutionary. The pure beauty alone is enough to make any business owner run out and buy it for home – but what happens if you want to start using it within your business? If you watched the Apple Event yesterday, you probably saw the new 3D4 App, which allows medical providers to use the latest in anatomically correct 3D imaging to give patients an inside view of their body. It’s an unprecedented technological partnership from a patient education perspective – and you’re probably eager to get one into your practice as soon as possible. But have you given any thought to how this will work with your existing workflows? Sure, being able to carve out muscle and reveal bones or ligaments is great. But how can you add these documents to patient records or share them with your patients? Clearly there’s some integration that needs to be considered. Here are three technologies that medical practices need to fully integrate the iPad Pro. 

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Jul 14, 2015 11:42:03 AM

The Scariest Healthcare IT Security Statistics

The Scariest Healthcare IT Security Statistics

 

One of the most compelling arguments for healthcare IT security comes from examining those that have experienced issues before you. More often than not, however, these stories get pushed to the side, written off as anecdotes and isolated incidents. For most industries, IT security is an afterthought, but the additional layer of HIPAA compliance and security concerns that come with being in the medical industry is particularly worrisome for some practices. Maintaining the security of patient data, avoiding unnecessary access, updating antivirus definitions and making sure to install security updates and patches are just a small portion of security. If you’ve written healthcare IT security off in the past with this excuse: Data exposure and security issues won’t happen to us. But the statistics are proving otherwise. Netiq’s 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report is out and some of the statistics are looking a little scary. Don’t believe me? Check them out for yourself:

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