Healthcare Executive Commentary

  1. Top Disaster Recovery Strategies For Healthcare Organizations
    4/14/2016

    An insufficient disaster recovery plan is much like a lack of blood flow to the brain. If a disaster strikes, the damage to your organization can be difficult, if not impossible to overcome. Consider the cost you might incur if lightning struck and took down your primary business server. Would your patients’ medical records and other healthcare-related data be recoverable? How long would it take for your organization to be back up and running?

  2. Looking For A Cure: IT Security And Compliance In Healthcare
    4/6/2016

    Every day we hear about new struggles in healthcare. One ongoing concern is the Zika virus, a growing problem that the World Health Organization recently deemed a global public health emergency and has caused the CDC to issue travel alerts. But there is another problem plaguing healthcare that affects every single one of us, every day — the security of the information infrastructure that enables modern healthcare to exist.

  3. Unified Communications System Solves Phantom Calling And Quality Issues At Small Pet Hospital
    3/23/2016

    Businesses with multiple locations, call centers, complex call requirements, and extensive feature customizations often require a more sophisticated and expensive business communications system. But what about the average, single-location small business with less than 10 employees and relatively simple call requirements? They also deserve the same access to advanced unified communications (UC) features, with the versatility and affordability of a leading-edge VoIP business solution.

  4. Data Protection Without Borders
    3/18/2016

    Data sovereignty has garnered a lot of press and discussion over the last few months. But ask data owners, data creators, and those who process data what data sovereignty truly means and you will probably get many unique answers.

  5. Reducing Legal Risk Of MSPs Working With Healthcare Clients
    3/17/2016

    Recent regulations in the healthcare market have serious implications for MSPs and their healthcare clients, but the right compliance strategy can add value for everyone.

  6. Why Cloud Solutions Will Be Implemented More Often In Regulated Industries In 2016
    1/5/2016

    In 2016, organizations in highly regulated industries will increase their use of cloud solutions to support and complement their existing technology infrastructure.

  7. MSP Moves Medical Billing Company From 26 Servers To Cloud, Virtualization
    12/11/2015

    A managed services provider (MSP) works with a medical billing company to upgrade from servers to a private cloud and virtualization.  

  8. 5 Markets That Are Buying 2D Bar Code Scanners
    11/3/2015

    Although 1D bar codes are still prevalent across all industries, the implementation of 2D bar codes has skyrocketed. The reason is simple; smaller size and increased information.

  9. Five Common Ways Technology Vendors Put Protected Health Information (PHI) At Risk
    10/30/2015

    Healthcare IT vendors play a critical role for healthcare systems, helping them to manage enormous amounts of data in order to increase efficiency, improve patient care and improve financial performance. Unfortunately, IT vendors sometimes create new security gaps and with them new opportunities for data breaches to occur. Healthcare PHI breaches resulting from technology vendor mistakes and misunderstandings have increased over the past few years.

  10. MSPs: You Must Be HIPAA Compliant Too
    9/30/2015

    Any business dealing with medical patients’ personal health information (PHI) must understand and comply with HIPAA  (and thus avoid potentially devastating enforcement actions). Unfortunately, these same businesses often struggle to gain a firm grasp on just how precisely HIPAA requires them to behave in all phases of their operations.