DevSecOps stands for development, security, and operations. At it’s core, DevSecOps advocates for and implements security processes and decisions throughout a system’s development life cycle. As you will see, this practice works closely with Agile methodologies in order to bring about quick, secure, and adaptable applications. Today, healthcare, as we know it, is undergoing a sweeping digital transformation. DevSecOps will be critical as the health industry continues to move into the digital world, where data breaches and security vulnerabilities remain imminent threats. More than ever is at stake since the exploitation of these security vulnerabilities could compromise patient information and even cripple whole health systems and networks. Continue reading
At its core, healthcare and medicine strive to improve or maintain health. Different facets of its goal include diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of illness and impairments to one’s quality of life. This idea has not changed, but the tools and technology we use in the field of medicine have. Artificial intelligence makes possible new ways to support health and practice medicine. While some of these applications are in a burgeoning phase, modern advancements in artificial intelligence will continue to transform healthcare as we know it. Continue reading
When physicians and their medical practice staff use an EHR system, or electronic health record system, using this tool should improve the practice’s efficiency and enrich the healthcare professional’s role. However, there can be a few aspects to work out before users can take advantage of all the benefits an EHR system makes possible. Physicians would find far more success using these systems when the right health IT specialists can help them optimize their workflow within the patient information system. Professionals with health IT backgrounds have specialized knowledge to identify issues and implement improvements healthcare workers encounter when using their EHR system. Continue reading
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