A critical component of the healthcare service industry has to be strong IT security. In order to have a successful, secure IT network and healthcare system, you’ll need IT security consultants who are experts with the tools and the industry to support your staff and operations. Let us take a look at some qualities of IT security consultants.
Most large healthcare systems have a pretty good handle on keeping their IT systems secure. However, smaller healthcare systems lack resources like talent and budget to enforce cybersecurity best practices. These small and mid-sized healthcare organizations tend to see patients who are already a part of our county’s medically and economically under-served areas. Any technology and cybersecurity vulnerabilities in a healthcare system can cause significant interruptions to operations and reduce patients’ quality of care. What are some of the greatest challenges in technology and cybersecurity that small healthcare systems are experiencing right now?
Both patients and practices reap benefits when patients engage themselves with an active role in their health. Patients can typically receive better care while taking some of the pressure off physicians who oversee several patients’ health. The availability of healthcare site portals makes it extremely accessible for patients to stay involved in their medical care and stay connected with their doctors. Despite this, medical practices can still see low patient engagement with the healthcare site portal. By implementing the following strategies, you can encourage patients to use all those useful tools available to them through your healthcare site portal. Continue reading
Healthcare organizations can benefit from outsourcing IT services. Healthcare IT consultants bring their specialized background and qualifications to the table to address health industry-specific IT issues. From managing hospital systems to implementing EHR servers and everything in between, healthcare IT consultants can lend their expertise to fill in any gaps in your organization. Ultimately, this hired-help improves your health organization’s efficiency while lowering costs. Continue reading
Government agencies are only as successful as the skilled government employees working there. From time to time, government employees must undergo some training to keep their edge, meet regulatory compliance, and overall boost agency productivity. Modern training protocols and education requirements in most workplaces aren’t quite like the standard classroom model many are familiar with. Instead, workplaces are using these following strategies to more effectively train their government employees. Continue reading
Many health care professionals would agree that virtual healthcare has been invaluable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to provide health services at a distance has helped many Americans through their health issues. With more and more medical practices moving to digital implementation, it is essential to understand what makes this methodology successful. The most significant factor in this is the patient’s user experience with their healthcare. Today, we’ll look into a few things that can help improve a medical practice’s virtual healthcare services, also known as telehealth. Continue reading
Improved patient portals produce better results for patients and their healthcare providers. At this point in time, many know about the types of value-added features that should be included in a portal application. To reinforce patient portals as an essential tool in modern healthcare, let’s examine how these features better patient health and support providers’ roles. Continue reading
Technological advancements often are considered the turning point for any society. Specific inventions can drive societies into a new age on their own. The IT security sector and the Internet of Things are revolutionizing many different industries and technologies. For instance, two-factor authentication has swept the commercial and private sectors. Let’s look at a few emerging trends in IT security that could launch industries into the next golden age of technology. Continue reading
Artificial intelligence continues to make major waves throughout the healthcare industry. Take a look at machine learning, and you’ll see its applications being used to improve processes ranging from administrative efficiencies to medical research. There’s no question that artificial intelligence workings have a top-down approach to bettering healthcare services. Still, some people may be unaware of the immediate potential AI holds in improving patient care as we know it. In this article, let’s explore a few real-world scenarios that showcase artificial intelligence engaging directly in patient-centric care. Continue reading
Due to the global coronavirus situation, hospitals and the healthcare IT systems they rely on have been under immense strain. Unfortunately, hackers and cybercriminals have been taking advantage of these circumstances to increase attacks on these healthcare IT systems. Continue reading