With the use of interoperability tools, agencies can build stronger relationships with referral partners while making tasks easier for their own clinicians and staff.
With new portable devices and web apps that support working from home, including transmitting large amounts of data with minimum resources, it’s important to revisit policies to protect patient data.
There’s a wide variety of products that can help grow your business in 2021, but the focus this year will likely be on pain points such as staying connected with patients and maintaining staffing levels, according to industry leaders.
Documenting wounds can be tricky as increased detail and specificity are of the upmost importance, however industry experts say added technology could be a big help.
Agencies that have grown accustomed to hiring hurdles in recent years found even more challenges this year during the pandemic. Home health tech firm Axxess of Dallas, Texas, is helping hiring managers meet staffing needs with its AxxessCARE scheduling program to address unexpected staffing shortages, unique care needs or surges in patient referrals.
Answers to the following questions were provided by Chris Apgar, president of Apgar & Associates, LLC, in Portland, Ore. This information does not constitute legal advice. Consult legal counsel for answers to specific privacy and security questions.
In the world of security, there is one question that never seems to go away: Are ransomware attacks automatically considered to be breaches?
Q: We recently took a survey and many of our employees admitted to saving their passwords in a Word¨ document or a Notes¨ file on their phone.
Health care organizations in the U.S. have experienced a significant increase in ransomware attacks, and the trend has continued upward during the pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has surged, providers have increasingly taken advantage of technology to provide routine care to patients and monitor them after discharge.


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