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How to pick the right health software

How to pick the right health software

With aging populations, advances in medical technology and the growing importance of ‘e-health’, software vendors are focusing more attention than ever on the health market. But with so many newcomers, how can you know you’re choosing the right software provider? Healthcare is a buoyant industry, with many opportunities for growth – and technology is a […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Working Off-Site When working off-site, remember: Do not take confidential information off-site unless: You have official authorization from your department or division manager and department policy or practice permits the information to be taken off-site. The information must be taken off-site to fulfill your job duties (for example: home visits to a patient). For hard […]

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Want to Cry? 7 IT security risks businesses cannot ignore

Want to Cry? 7 IT security risks businesses cannot ignore

Cybersecurity threats are often associated with larger corporates and multinationals. But the truth is that – as with the recent WannaCry ransomware virus – businesses of any size are at risk. Unfortunately, many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t take the threat seriously, or they don’t have the resources to manage them. This makes them […]

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Hybrid comes to your EHR systems

Hybrid comes to your EHR systems

There’s nothing simple about the IT needs of a modern medical practice. In a small to mid-size practice, the application infrastructure has to support everything from office productivity applications to advanced imaging, group scheduling, integration with external systems, and collaboration thrown in for good measure. If that weren’t enough, all of it has to be […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Prevent a Breach of PHI Fax: If you manually enter the fax number, double-check all fax numbers before sending the fax. When discharging a patient, double-check the patient’s identifying information on the discharge instructions and any related prescriptions. Make sure all information matches the patient’s records. Do not leave paper PHI unattended. Logoff any EHR […]

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Personal apps: a new healthcare frontier

Personal apps: a new healthcare frontier

In the decades since hospitals and doctors’ offices became the traditional way to receive medical treatment, little has changed regarding the way personal health data is managed. Processes remain heavily paper-based, and data about a person’s health and wellbeing is often spread throughout different locations depending on where the consultation occurred. More recently, the arrival […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Avoid Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Millions of people use free Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing programs / software to swap files over the Internet. P2P can make files on your computer available to potentially millions of users. Sharing copyrighted material over a P2P network may result in legal action against both the user and your company. P2P […]

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Is it time to let go of Windows 7?

Is it time to let go of Windows 7?

In September, Microsoft told the world that the number of monthly active users of Windows 10 had gone past 400 million. Many of those users are consumers, but businesses are making the leap as well. What’s surprising about that is that Windows 10 is only a year old. Historically, businesses have taken years to manage […]

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HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

HIPAA Security Reminder of the Week

Your Online Presence Your online presence is all encompassing. The message you send via email or photos needs to be consistent. For a better idea of where this consistency comes in, consider these: Your photo – provide a professional photo for your website and ID badge Emails – make sure you spell-check and grammar-check before […]

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