How electronic health records help improve the quality of patient care

How electronic health records help improve the quality of patient care

Many healthcare practitioners have already switched from paper to electronic health records (EHR). The upgrade is equal parts exciting and perilous, which is why the government imposed sanctions on how these records are protected. In 2015, Medicare started penalizing hospitals and doctors that didn’t use EHR, but with their heavy burdens, it's not surprising that most healthcare practitioners view them as more of a requirement than an opportunity.

6 Foolproof ways to avoid failing a HIPAA audit

6 Foolproof ways to avoid failing a HIPAA audit

All it takes is a stolen or lost laptop, a malware attack, a physical break-in at the office, or a misspelled email recipient, and your company faces up to millions of dollars in fines for violating HIPAA.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, requires healthcare providers and their business associates to keep medical information private and protected at all times.

4 Current and Up-and-Coming Trends in Healthcare IT

4 Current and Up-and-Coming Trends in Healthcare IT

The healthcare sector has traditionally been slow to adapt to modern technology. For the most part, this has been due to budgetary constraints and lack of innovation in the industry overall. However, that’s starting to change as healthcare providers learn about the cost-saving (and other) benefits of adopting technology that aligns with their operational goals.

How to defend against insider threats

How to defend against insider threats

First off, what is an insider threat in healthcare? An insider threat is an individual inside an organization discovered to have been accessing healthcare records without authorization. Healthcare companies must take steps to reduce the potential for insider threats, which is their top source of security incidents. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare […]