Featured Healthcare Content

  1. How Technology Benefits Healthcare Of Older Patients

    Too often technology is thought of as a venue only for the young and active. With an aging U.S. population though, the opportunities for the use of tech to improve the lives of the elderly are increasing on a daily basis. This is especially true in the healthcare industry, where the complications around aging and quality of life management are a constant challenge. 

  2. Is Healthcare Less Secure Than Retail?

    The news of the last six months has been riddled with reports and follow-ups on the implications of retail data breaches. Target was hit with more than 90 lawsuits as a result of the attacks, and the retail world came under fierce scrutiny for its security practices. What many don’t realize, is that there is an even bigger potential vulnerability in the healthcare industry.

  3. Healthcare EFT Standard, Innovations Seek To Make Accepting Payments Easier

    Chances are your clients are unaware of the time and money they could be saving related to their payment acceptance processes. Here are some recent developments and innovations around electronic funds transfer (EFT) developments in healthcare. EFTs for healthcare providers have traditionally been a difficult area to navigate. If a provider were interested in receiving EFT payments, they were left to deal with varied enrollment procedures and delayed transactions. Data re-association between payments and claims was non-standardized, making matching difficult.

  4. Paper Charts Becoming Less Common Despite EHR Difficulties

    The process of moving from paper charts to EHRs can be painful for your healthcare IT clients. They’re not only leaving behind the way they’ve done business for decades, but they also have to part ways with the time, money, and staff resources that are so valuable in healthcare. Even the process of selecting an EHR vendor is one full of questions around patient care, regulation compliance and business well-being that most providers aren’t excited to take on.

  5. Healthcare IT News For VARs — June 6, 2014

    In the news, the ONC reorganizes, NextGen Healthcare announces it can now transmit clinical care information between disparate technology platforms, and the partial code freeze for ICD-9 and ICD-10 is extended. Also, a second year’s worth of data on Medicare hospital utilization has been released to researchers and analysts looking for patterns in healthcare data.

  6. AHIMA Provides Breach Management Toolkit

    Healthcare has been teeming with warnings about gaps in information security, and knowledgeable professionals, both inside and outside of the industry, have responded with advice, guidelines, and general recommendations on how organizations can best protect themselves.

  7. The VA Develops Patient-Generated Data App Playbook, Best Practices

    Since last year, the Veterans Health Administration has been eyeing the idea of patient-generated data. The focus reflects an industry-wide move to go beyond data that’s centered around clinician access, and into an era where patients not only drive innovation and service, but also are heavily active in constructing their own data stories.

  8. What VARs Need To Know About Providing Biometrics ID Solutions

    If you provide access control solutions, you are certainly familiar with biometrics identification, but is providing this technology within your company’s capabilities, expandable to other areas of clients’ organizations?

  9. How Secure Are Healthcare’s Text Messages?

    The journal, Telemedicine and e-Health published a study revealing that 61 percent of pediatric doctors in the U.S. have received work-related text messages on their personal phones, and 60 percent have sent them themselves.

  10. Hospital Wi-Fi Needs Upgrading (Again)

    As the technology environment in hospitals gets more complex, Wi-Fi leads the way. Network architects are under increasing pressure, not only to keep networks adapted to advances in mobile devices, but also keep them secure and in compliance with an ever-changing regulatory environment.

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