The HIPAA landscape evolves for providers as cloud storage, mobile devices and large-scale cyber attacks present new challenges to security and privacy efforts
Acquiring a software package completes one process for providers, but it also initiates another: A quest to enhance staff knowledge and skills for using the new information technology. In this special “How To” article, experts offer advice on how to best train employees who will be working on new software systems.
Information technology today has become sophisticated and complex. With many long-term care facilities now facing looming mandates to adopt electronic medical records, security and reliability of hardware is a paramount concern. Careful infrastructure planning and hardware acquisition will help meet these challenges.
The healthcare industry’s deployment of information technology systems has fallen short of the expectations projected by the RAND Corporation in 2005.
The Seattle IHT2 Health IT Summit, now in its seventh year, will focus on defining meaningful use as participants convene on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The opening keynote will be on the “State of the Health Care IT Union” by Advisory Board Executive Director David Garets. Other sessions will cover accountable care organizations, security and privacy in health IT, and telehealth applications. The summit will be held at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. Future summits will be held in 2012 in New York City in September; Beverly Hills, CA in November; and Austin, TX, in December.
Long-term care providers must collaborate and create partnerships with their acute care counterparts in order to make efficient use of new technology, a health information management expert told listeners at a special McKnight’s webcast Tuesday.
To enhance facility communications with other providers and vendors while improving patient care, one of the most important information technology considerations must be interoperability. There are varying degrees of sophistication for both vendors and providers. If the right level isn’t reached, caregiving and facility efficiency could suffer.