Lower hospital readmissions through big data

The medical industry is teeming with data. Patients that receive care, for example, have hundreds of data points associated with their medical history. But how is this data being handled? In most cases, not carefully enough. By adopting one of business’s more popular technology solutions, your medical facility could save money and improve patient care […]

Optimize Alexa for your business

Users have a lot to like about Amazon’s innovative AI technology Alexa. It can perform simple tasks such as answering phone calls and making shopping lists while controlling your smart home devices. But Alexa can also be helpful to business users. Here is a list of other things she can do, especially in your office. […]

Secure healthcare data from hackers

Healthcare providers are vulnerable to cyberattacks because their industry is lucrative. People and even government institutions spend so much money on their medical bills, thanks to emerging markets and aging populations. Advances in technology have transformed paper medical records to digital files that can easily be stored and accessed, but can also easily be stolen […]

Disruptive technologies in healthcare

Corporate giants like Microsoft, Google, and Apple are cultural icons because their software and hardware innovations have been, dare we say, revolutionary. In the not-too-distant future, we’ll be looking back and marveling at how healthcare once existed without some of the radical-sounding technologies that are tantalizingly close to becoming reality. The “internet of things” The […]

How can MSPs optimize healthcare?

Patient care does not begin and end with giving timely medical attention. It also requires enforcing strict security measures to ensure patients’ personal information is always kept confidential. Choosing the right managed services provider (MSP) that provides tailor-fit, cost-effective, point-to-point solutions will help achieve both medical and technological concerns centralized for easy monitoring. They guarantee […]

Are EHRs useful?

The healthcare industry is embracing the use of electronic health records (EHRs). It advances a new type of data management system that aims to improve on traditional paper-based ways. But will it? What is an electronic health record? An electronic health record (EHR) is an individual’s official health document accessible via mobile devices such as […]

PHI security best practices

Healthcare companies and the vast amount of valuable patient information they hold have become a major target of cyberattacks. Hospitals must combat this with a highly trained team of technicians equipped with the following technologies and security tools. Strict access policies To control access to protected health information (PHI), your IT department must introduce access […]

Security challenges in healthcare IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But as with any new technology, it also brings a slew of security risks healthcare professionals need to address. Devices that contain a treasure trove of patient data are attractive targets for cybercriminals. Healthcare apps, for instance, contain plenty of sensitive information, […]

Transform healthcare by using blockchain

In an age when data privacy has never been more important, blockchain has rapidly expanded and has taken over several industries, including healthcare and pharmacological sciences. Propositions concerning blockchain-based technology are still in the process of development, but it’s high time to start familiarizing yourself with this trend. What is blockchain? Although the technology is […]

Are you HIPAA-Compliant? 4 Things to look for

Electronic protected health information (ePHI) is extremely private and its exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. HIPAA protects this information and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must therefore make sure that […]