IT departments in health care organizations put a lot of effort into developing policies to protect patients’ protected health information and other sensitive data. But they often face one obstacle preventing those rules from being effective: Read more
Healthcare employees are bringing personal devices to work – whether their employers say it’s OK or not. That’s why security experts say it’s critical to create an effective BYOD policy. Read more
Learn how healthcare providers are reducing their need for storage capacity through thin provisioning and reducing administration time by up to 90% by using autonomic management to simplify, automate and expedite storage management and maintenance.
Looking for a way to make your medical practice more efficient? Do you want your medical staff to spend more time with patients, rather than dealing with billing and insurance issues? If so, a medical billing service could be the answer. These HIPAA-approved, professional services companies can take over your entire billing process: submitting claims to claims clearinghouses, following up on rejected claims, and tracking your accounts. BuyerZone will give you everything you need to know to choose the best billing services provider for your practice or office. We’ll also send you free price quotes from several leading providers so you can compare offers.
As we’ve written before, doctors, nurses and others are often dissatisfied with the EHR system their organization uses. And apparently, sometimes things are so bad that clinicians will turn to paper charts to get the job done even when electronic records are available. Read more
While there’s some debate over the best ways to secure sensitive data, IT security experts can at least agree on one key element of a healthcare data security plan: Read more
As more people turn to the web to help them make decisions about their healthcare, that means more potential patients will check out online reviews about doctors. And many physicians will do everything they can to protect their reputations on the web. Read more
Although consumer awareness of tablet devices has skyrocketed since Apple’s release of the iPad in April 2010, in medical practices they are nothing new. Physicians have been using tablet PCs in their offices for over a decade, because of the efficiency they add to the workflow without compromising the patient experience. The following guide provides an overview of electronic medical records (EMRs)–or electronic health records (EHRs)–for your PDA or PC to help a buyer navigate the landscape and find the right tablet PC or top iPad EMR software for your needs.
A growing number of medical professionals are turning to Healthcare Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software as a means to improve care and patient satisfaction. Healthcare CRM – or medical CRM – software helps professionals in hospitals and private practices attract new patients and improve communication with existing patients. It also makes it easier for physicians to better manage referral communications between physicians, specialists, departments and facilities. There are dozens of options when it comes to selecting a healthcare CRM software product. After just a few questions, we can determine the software vendors that will give you the best pricing on systems that meet your exact needs.
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Many hospitals are concerned about finding qualified job applicants with the right health IT skills. Here’s how they’re changing their recruiting approaches to land top talent. Read more