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.
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.
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.
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.
Agencies should investigate whether hiring a secure text messaging company makes sense for them.
Agencies should look to spend about a quarter of their overall IT budget on servers and networking equipment.
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.
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.
Remodeling a stagnant or flawed telehealth program can turn a failure into a success and ultimately reduce your agency’s rehospitalization rates.
One simple solution has helped an agency save more than $100,000 a year: Being able to fax electronic medical records to doctors through its computer system, without needing to print or mail anything.


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