The American Medical Association (AMA) is taking an active role in persuading physicians to use information technology (IT), including electronic medical records (EMRs), in their practices—which shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that the AMA has been working with a number of leading health care IT organizations, such as the EHR Collaborative, e-Health Initiative, and [...]
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December 27th, 2011 · No Comments
Electronic medical record (EMR) implementation has the potential to be an arduous process, in part because medical practices tend to make four major mistakes when transitioning from paper-based records: mismatching IT, misplacing resources, ignoring accountability, and mismanaging logistics. Below we outline those mistakes and explain how you can avoid them.
Mistake #1: Mismatching IT. According to [...]
December 9th, 2011 · No Comments
When your medical practice makes the transition to an electronic medical record (EMR), which is inevitable, careful planning can help the change go smoothly—and careful planning, in the context of EMR implementation, can be referred to as “change management”.
Change management consists of up-front assessment and planning—but there’s much more involved than simply creating a project [...]
November 4th, 2011 · No Comments
Someone, somewhere could be talking about you or your company, and—depending on what’s being said—it can be either helpful or damaging to you or your business. This is of special concern in the online world, as the proliferation of websites and social media tools make it easy to share opinions with the world. In this [...]
October 26th, 2011 · No Comments
Check out these top ten reasons why you should consider switching to VoIP phones for your business. Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) is basically technology that allows you to make and receive calls over data networks. Instead of traditional phone services which channel analog signals such as the sound of your voice over copper wires, VoIP converts [...]
October 17th, 2011 · No Comments
As systems and market demands continue to require better productivity and efficiency, it only follows that the software that businesses use also needs to upgrade sooner or later. Such is the case with Windows XP, which Microsoft will stop issuing support for in 2014.
Part of using any sort of software is the inevitable need to [...]
October 5th, 2011 · No Comments
Many small and medium-sized businesses have the misconception that they are safe from cyber-attacks because of the lesser profits cyber-thieves can make from them. But recent studies show that hackers are now starting to exploit the less strict and intricate security protocols of SMBs.
There is a misconception among many SMBs that they are small targets [...]
October 3rd, 2011 · No Comments
Keeping your IT system safe is more than just getting the right security software – it also entails training your employees to become more responsible users and making them more aware of how to prevent becoming unwitting accomplices in letting malware into your system.
One of the things many people fail to realize is that securing [...]
September 12th, 2011 · No Comments
Every time a business laptop is lost or stolen, an organization takes a direct cost hit to the tune of millions of dollars. Given the significant financial impact of missing laptops and the vulnerabilities of stolen laptop data, it is astonishing that the majority of companies aren’t taking even basic precautions to protect them.
The worst [...]
September 7th, 2011 · No Comments
From SECNAP Alerts:
Enterprise data systems are proving to be porous, as a number of breaches over the past few months have affected not only large banks, but major organizations outside of financial services as well.
An August breach at Citigroup’s Japanese card unit was followed by another one in the same month, which was caused by [...]