Technology
05/30/2016
Perform unannounced, ongoing audits involving the use of electronic signatures used by physicians, nurses or other providers at your agency. This should be done as part of your agency’s performance improvement program and include checking both the signers and those evaluating documents and signatures.
02/29/2016
Agencies should consider buying mobile hotspot devices as a way to connect clinicians to the Internet at patients’ homes and improve the security of information clinicians transmit from those homes via cell phone, tablet and/or laptop.
02/01/2016
The recent discovery of new hacking threats to medical devices and systems is a reminder that you should go beyond the four walls of your agency when you perform your security risk analysis under HIPAA.
01/04/2016
There is an upward trend in the number of home health agencies switching electronic health records (EHR) systems. New regulations — including ICD-10 and value-based purchasing — could be part of the reason for the increase.
10/12/2015
Watch your business neighbors for a heads up on when you should be looking at your cybersecurity measures — including whether you have been breached already and didn’t even know it.
08/24/2015
Agencies should investigate whether hiring a secure text messaging company makes sense for them.
 
05/18/2015
Agencies should look to spend about a quarter of their overall IT budget on servers and networking equipment.
 
01/05/2015
Many agencies plan on taking advantage of the latest and greatest in technology trends, such as mobile telehealth, to meet growing challenges faced by the industry.
 
12/22/2014
Outsourcing your agency’s information technology (IT) roles can save it tens of thousands of dollars, a significant savings in indirect costs in the wake of years of regulatory cuts to the industry.
 
09/22/2014
Remodeling a stagnant or flawed telehealth program can turn a failure into a success and ultimately reduce your agency’s rehospitalization rates.
 
 

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