In this week’s news, Healthcare.gov faces questions over consumer data use, a group denies the possibility ICD-9 will skip directly to ICD-11, and legislators debate the March deadline mandating many prescriptions in New York State to be issued electronically.
HEALTHCARE MAGAZINE ARTICLES
Why Healthcare Practices Need Your BDR Expertise Now
VARs and MSPs that understand the opportunities and challenges in healthcare can tap into a lucrative opportunity selling backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions and services.
Create Stability, Profitability With Managed Services
Focusing on recurring revenue opportunities and spinning off specialty IT companies were two keys to this MSP’s sevenfold profitability growth over a seven-year period.
Top Opportunities In Health IT
In preparation for our SmartVAR Healthcare Summits, I sat down with Health IT Outcomes (HITO) editor in chief Ken Congdon to discuss the most important trends in the industry. On a daily basis at HITO, Congdon interviews healthcare providers (that is, healthcare IT end users) and takes time to understand their challenges and learn what they are doing to address them.
PREMIUM HEALTHCARE CONTENT
Retail Or Healthcare: Which Is The Bigger Breach Threat?
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.
Is Your Client’s Medical Information Safe?
Five data security pitfalls for healthcare organizations to avoid.
Your Healthcare Customers Need A Private Cloud Education — Stat!
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.
Five Prescriptions To Stop Healthcare Disasters
Managed service providers that specialize in healthcare currently face some unique challenges.
Best Practices To Choose PACS VNA Or Storage VNA For Healthcare
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.
Panasonic’s Rugged Toughbook 31 Now Offers Up To 18 Hours Battery Life – 27 Hours With Optional Second Battery
Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, recently announced updates to the Toughbook 31, its bestselling fully rugged laptop.
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The DS4208-HC corded imager from Motorola allows hospitals and clinics to quickly and easily capture and verify a wealth of data at the point of care, and beyond. The automated capture of information required by emerging healthcare laws enables cost-effective compliance with new government regulations.
Dymo CardScan Image Capture
CardScan Image Capture (IC) accurately captures driver’s licenses, insurance cards and other patient information. Used on its own or interfaced with electronic health records and other practice software systems, CardScan IC delivers true, complete color images to help reduce errors, streamline admissions and speed reimbursement.
8000 Series Mobile Computers
Hardworking 8000 series mobile computers provide the power of modern data management – easy scanning, accurate data capture and entry – in one efficient, cost-effective solution.
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Plantronics Displays Headset Options At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
Brad Barnes, sales manager of specialized channels for Plantronics, displays USB-based, wireless, and Bluetooth headsets at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.
Seagull Scientific Demonstrates BarTender Software At Healthcare Summit
Nicholas Doss, channel sales manager, explains the application’s the company’s BarTender software has for healthcare at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.
Datalogic Demonstrates Technology At Smart VAR Healthcare Summit
Gina Wilde, national manager of the healthcare vertical for Datalogic, explains how healthcare VARs can offer products that differentiate them from the competition. Wilde spoke at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.
Code Demonstrates Healthcare Applications Of Bar Code Readers And Sleds
Christopher Koenen, strategic account manager for Code, shows applications of bar code readers and sleds at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit, powered by ScanSource and Business Solutions magazine on August 21, 2014, at the Westin Chicago Northwest.