Healthcare Executive Commentary

  1. How RFID Benefits Your Healthcare IT Clients
    5/27/2015

    Although RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies are often thought of as a manufacturing and distribution tool, the use of the RFID in healthcare settings has become increasingly common and offers unique benefits to healthcare IT leaders. RFID’s foray into the healthcare scene began primarily with manufacturers and wholesalers, who used the technology as a way to track pharmaceuticals. As the technology had advanced, so have the potential applications within a healthcare environment.

  2. Trends That Are Driving Healthcare IT Revenue Opportunities
    5/7/2015

    Financial analysts have once again identified healthcare as a leading growth market for 2015. Government-driven IT requirements continue to push healthcare providers to comply, creating opportunities for VARs and ISVs to sell software, hardware, and services to a wide range of healthcare facilities to support their implementations.

  3. 6 Features Of A Document Scanner Your Healthcare IT Customer Will Love
    4/21/2015

    Despite ongoing efforts to make the shift from paper to digital health records, many healthcare professionals work in environments that still create and manage large volumes of paperwork. In fact, according to a CDC study on the “Use and Characteristics of Electronic Health Record Systems Among Office-based Physician Practices” (2013), nearly half of all office-based physicians have yet to make a full switch to an electronic health records (EHR) system.

  4. How To Overcome The Disconnect Between Compliance And IT Security
    4/9/2015

    There is a huge disconnect between compliance and IT security, which I see every day while conducting compliance and security assessments.

  5. Retail Data Or Healthcare Data: Which Is More Secure?
    2/6/2015

    Data breaches are one of the biggest threats and concerns today for an individual. There are two industries where these threats have impacted individuals the most — healthcare and retail. Does either one of these industries pose a greater threat than the other?  I think so.

  6. Retail Or Healthcare: Which Is The Bigger Breach Threat?
    1/29/2015

    Pssst! I have something for you. It is perhaps the worst-kept secret in healthcare. Surely, that grabbed your attention — and here’s what should hold it: Many of the industry’s vendors have done a poor job ensuring their applications are properly patched and up-to-date. And the sheer volume of devices running those applications to access and share confidential patient records complicates matters considerably.

  7. Is Your Client’s Medical Information Safe?
    1/21/2015

    Five data security pitfalls for healthcare organizations to avoid.

  8. Your Healthcare Customers Need A Private Cloud Education — Stat!
    12/22/2014

    If the nightly news is your primary source for the latest happenings in cybersecurity threats, you’d think that retail was cybercriminals’ number one target (no pun intended). Many would be surprised to find out that healthcare is actually at the top of the hit list.

  9. Five Prescriptions To Stop Healthcare Disasters
    12/15/2014

    Managed service providers that specialize in healthcare currently face some unique challenges.

  10. Best Practices To Choose PACS VNA Or Storage VNA For Healthcare
    10/27/2014

    Healthcare organizations are often encouraged to acquire and implement a vendor neutral archive (VNA) as an enterprise medical imaging data repository. The idea is simple — migrate DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) images archived in departmental picture archiving and communications system (PACS) applications into a centralized PACS VNA.

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