How big data helps lower hospital readmission rates

Mistakes sometimes happen in the medical world, leading to missed diagnoses, improper self-medication, and, inevitably, hospital readmissions. But business intelligence (BI) is changing that by equipping healthcare professionals with powerful real-time information. At its core, BI software is all about data analytics. BI software is capable of accepting overwhelming amounts of data in short periods […]

Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into

Medical records are extremely private and their exposure could lead to negative consequences such as social stigma and job discrimination. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects this information and grants patients the right to view their own health information so that they can enjoy more control over their care. Healthcare practices must […]

Prevent hackers from stealing healthcare data

Advances in IT have transformed paper medical records into digital files that can easily be accessed and stored. Sadly, this development has also resulted in sensitive healthcare data, or personal health information (PHI), becoming a bigger target for hackers. Because of this, healthcare providers must remain vigilant against all forms of cyberattacks. From financial information […]

Technology: Shaping the future of healthcare

Digital technology has revolutionized many industries, and it’s no surprise that it’s making waves in healthcare. Numerous advancements are helping reform unsustainable healthcare systems, develop cheaper, faster, and more effective cures for diseases, and improve the welfare of patients and healthcare providers alike. The future of medicine and healthcare simply lies in successfully leveraging these […]

5 Easy exercise moves to keep you fit when working from home

The coronavirus pandemic has greatly disrupted people’s daily lives, forcing many to stay at home and work remotely. But even if you don’t have your usual access to a gym or workout studio, it’s important to stay active. Good thing there are exercise moves that you can do at home without needing any equipment. #1 […]

7 Ways to avoid getting stuck when working remotely

Companies across the globe are now looking into remote work to keep their employees safe from the coronavirus pandemic. Today’s technology allows you to collaborate and communicate with your team from the comfort of your home. However, working remotely means there may be times when it is difficult to keep your day interesting and you […]

Revolutionize healthcare with blockchain

In an era when data privacy has never been more important, blockchain has rapidly expanded into and taken over several industries, such as healthcare and pharmacological sciences. Propositions concerning blockchain-based technology are still in the process of development, but it’s time to start familiarizing yourself with the technology. What is blockchain? Although the technology is […]

Mitigating healthcare insider threats

The healthcare industry is unique in that the biggest data security threat comes from insider breaches.The main reason for these unauthorized hacks is financial gain. So how can healthcare organizations protect themselves against insider threats? Read on. #1 Educate – The workforce (meaning all healthcare employees) must be educated on allowable uses and disclosures of […]

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance

Before Social Media platforms like Facebook went live, HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And although there are no specific rules for Social Media use, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. On April 14, 2003, the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” […]