HIPAA in 2017: 3 crucial considerations

HIPAA in 2017: 3 crucial considerations

When talking about IT within the healthcare industry, it’s pretty difficult for conversations to stray too far from HIPAA compliance. And as the number of audits and penalties continue to increase, those conversations only become more prevalent. As small- and medium-sized businesses review their policies at the beginning of a new year, let’s cover some of the most fundamental HIPAA considerations, right here.

Hi-tech integrations improve patients’ lives

Hi-tech integrations improve patients’ lives

Quick, name an industry that hasn’t been vastly improved by new technologies. It’s not easy to do, and would be especially difficult to argue when discussing medicine, where hi-tech advancements make everything possible from transdermal glucose monitors to genome sequencing.

5-year-old malware still targeting EMRs

5-year-old malware still targeting EMRs

A piece of malware known as Stegoloader continues to wreak havoc on healthcare companies that inadvertently download it under the guise of product keys. The malware steals information from infected machines and spreads itself through the compromised network.

How AI may change the face of healthcare

How AI may change the face of healthcare

Technology has long been a cornerstone in the healthcare industry. Changes in technology and advances in medicine are so closely linked that they’re often one and the same. This time, the changes have to do with artificial intelligence (also known as AI). This autonomous technology has the opportunity and the means to completely transform and revolutionize the healthcare industry in various ways.

Big data gives a big help to hospitals

Big data gives a big help to hospitals

Costs are a major concern when it comes to IT solutions, and the healthcare industry has its struggles trying to keep up with the latest technology on the market. Thankfully, cloud solutions and increased storage availability mean hospitals and clinics finally get some relief.

HIPAA liability: record settlement reached

HIPAA liability: record settlement reached

Is being responsible for electronic medical records a daily source of trepidation for you or your business? While the sentiment is understandable, it often results from a lack of understanding about what HIPAA compliance actually means. As industry-wide penalties continue to rise every year, it’s essential to take a closer look at who is being fined, and why.

The fundamentals of EHR hardware

The fundamentals of EHR hardware

Having to “check the files” without the aid of computers can be quite cumbersome. In the healthcare industry in particular, patient files are practically libraries unto themselves with medical history, allergies, vaccine status, lab test results, personal statistics, billing info, etc.

Sci-fi or true healthcare innovation?

Sci-fi or true healthcare innovation?

In hi-tech environments like IT, aeronautics, and military weaponry, the term “paradigm shift” is a bit overused, often applied to changes that don’t really meet the true definition. But in healthcare it relates nicely as several developments marking fundamental, wholesale departures from the way things are done are poised to upend the current state of affairs.

What can we expect from Apple HealthKit?

What can we expect from Apple HealthKit?

Managing and monitoring medical data is incredibly complex, especially for the layman who won’t be able to understand the terminology. With the iOS 10 update rapidly approaching, both consumers and healthcare industries will have something to be excited about – the Apple HealthKit.

Learn from this NFL team’s EMR fumble

Learn from this NFL team’s EMR fumble

News broke recently that the Washington Redskins reported a laptop stolen that contained thousands of medical records for NFL players. The trainer who was responsible for the laptop claims that it did not contain any HIPAA protected data, but the impact remains largely the same.