4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

4 facts about HIPAA and your IT

HIPAA’s rules pertaining to IT are problematic to say the least, but things have become much clearer over the course of the past year. However, there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily through negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding as to […]

Watch Out! Can I Please Get Some Privacy?

Watch Out! Can I Please Get Some Privacy?

I said a hip hop…
 

…the hippie, the HIPAA, to the hip hop, and you don’t stop.

Ok. I apologize for the lousy lyrical parody, but it isn’t entirely inappropriate either. You see, when Wonder Mike passes the mic to his man Hank who goes “by the code of the doctor”, it all happens, unfortunately, as flippantly as some have handled patient information in their businesses.

How Is Your Outdated Technology Wasting Your Money?

How Is Your Outdated Technology Wasting Your Money?

Your resistance to upgrade is costing you time, money, and talent…
 

Nobody likes to hear that they are wasting money. Nobody wants to hear that they should spend money either. I understand that this is the situation nearly every person involved in business must debate in their mind with every financial decision to be made.

In 2017, Why Should the “Little Guys” Scare Big Business?

In 2017, Why Should the “Little Guys” Scare Big Business?

Welcome to 2017 Business Owners!
 

Many of you (and us) are crawling out of the holiday weekends and heading into the new year with new resolve and big plans for the coming year. Whether it is a desire to hit the gym more, play Pokemon GO less (you do not, in fact, have to catch them all), or spend more time with family,... for the small business owner, those personal resolutions can feel an awful lot like a revolution when you are trying to run a company that competes with the “big business” up the street.

Mental shifts to make before cloud migration

Mental shifts to make before cloud migration

Productivity, collaboration, freedom. These words are often touted when the benefits cloud technology are mentioned. But do all businesses that make the cloud switch achieve these? Unfortunately the answer is no. Some businesses flounder in the new technology, and some even become less productive because of it. So how can you avoid such a fate? […]

OpenNotes portal initiative gaining steam

OpenNotes portal initiative gaining steam

A recent initiative to give healthcare patients access to the notes their doctor or clinician writes about their visit is continuing its meteoric rise across the country. OpenNotes began a few years ago by researching the benefits of allowing patients to have access to their doctor’s notes. Since that initial study, the number of healthcare […]

Ransomware alert for healthcare practices

Ransomware alert for healthcare practices

Ransomware is becoming a growing problem for the healthcare industry. And with around a dozen attacks on hospitals being reported since the beginning of the year, you may be wondering just how severe the problem is. Should you be alarmed? How can you protect your practice? Here’s an inside look at how the ransomware epidemic […]

Monitoring employees online. Is it right?

Monitoring employees online. Is it right?

Whether or not to monitor your employees’ computers can be a tricky decision. While part of you may think it’s unethical, you also may question if your staff are spending too much time on non-work related activities, and taking advantage of you in the process. So, should you monitor? Here are some pros and cons […]