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Are EHR systems better than paper-based systems?

Healthcare companies now realize that paper-based medical records have more drawbacks than advantages, and that it’s time to switch to electronic health records (EHRs). However, while EHR systems improve the provision of patient care, they are not without their drawbacks. Find out whether adopting EHRs is worth it. What are electronic health records? EHRs are

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HIPAA-approved social media guidelines for businesses

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was established with the goal of protecting the privacy of medical providers and their patients. The act sets standards for how healthcare organizations must protect patient information, including what kind of security measures must be in place to keep data safe. In this blog post,

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Work from home exercises to help you stay fit

Commuting to work and walking around the office to talk to coworkers helps burn calories throughout the day. But when you’re working from home, the amount of physical activity you do tends to be much less, which can negatively impact your physical and mental well-being. To stay fit, you can try these easy work from

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Cloud computing in healthcare: 5 Benefits you can’t ignore

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate, and practices in healthcare are no exception. Cloud-based solutions offer many benefits over traditional methods, including reliability, convenience, security, and scalability. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the main advantages of cloud computing in the healthcare industry. Better data backup and recovery Data loss

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Can blockchain technology revolutionize healthcare?

Perhaps you’ve heard about blockchain, a cutting-edge technology that experts believe has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But what exactly is blockchain, and what are its benefits? In this blog post, we’ll explain what blockchain is, how it works, and we’ll discuss the benefits it could bring to healthcare organizations.  What is blockchain?

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The advantages of telemedicine

When you have questions about your health or are feeling under the weather, you usually set up a face-to-face meeting with your healthcare provider. But advancements in communication technology are allowing people to consult with their doctors anytime and anywhere through a service called telemedicine. What is telemedicine? Telemedicine is an innovative and safe way

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What to consider when picking a health app or wearable tech

Wearable tech and mobile apps are great examples of innovations that significantly improve patient care. As a healthcare provider, you’ve likely had patients ask you about which healthcare apps and wearable technology they should be using. Here are the things you need to consider when making a recommendation. Begin with the devices and operating systems

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Here’s how to get the right EMR system

Electronic medical record (EMR) systems enable healthcare providers to store patients’ medical and treatment histories in digital formats. These solutions eliminate the need for several complex paper charts and allow medical professionals to provide patients with efficient and precise care. When selecting an EMR system for your healthcare organization, consider these factors. Determine your requirements

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PHI best practices that all business leaders should know

Protected health information (PHI) is a common target of cybercriminals, as the personal, medical, and financial information that comprise it can be abused for financial gain. This is why businesses that handle PHI should take every step possible to ensure that their clients’ data is always protected. Provide your staff with regular training A comprehensive

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Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations pertaining to IT have become much clearer over the past few years, but there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily because of negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding of the requirements. Let’s look

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Social media guidelines to stay HIPAA-compliant

HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And while there are no specific guidelines when it comes to social media usage in healthcare, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies. What social media actions violate HIPAA rules? Posting patients’ protected health information on social

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The benefits and drawbacks of EHRs

Numerous digital advancements enable healthcare organizations to address several key industry challenges, such as safeguarding medical records and providing better care management for patients. Electronic health records (EHRs), in particular, allow quick access to patient records, helping healthcare organizations diagnose patients more effectively, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care. However, with these valuable benefits

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