How to Protect your Patient’s Data from a Security Breach

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Data breaches can be devastating, and healthcare organizations continue to account for a significant share of reported data breaches. Why? Health care facilities carry some of the most sensitive data files, supplying hackers with the intel that has limitless potential to not only effect the health care organization that they have infiltrated, but also the patients involved in the breach.

No company is immune from a security attack or breach. Keeping patient, clinic and hospital information secure is critical, but that’s a challenge that is becoming more difficult to address as the number of attempted breaches rises. Breaches occur due to email security, lost devices, poor network security or hardware intrusion.

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Health Care Marketing – What Works Best?

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It’s not news to anyone living in the U.S. that our health care system is changing, evolving, and moving at lightning speed.  With rampant consolidations, rise in consumer health care costs, and the emergence of MedTech and online doctors – how do health care providers keep the customers they have and woo new ones? 

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The Effect of Telemedicine in Today’s Health Care Marketplace

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Health care as we know it is changing and due to the political nature of the subject matter, no one can really predict where we will be over the next couple of years.  What we DO know is that technology is becoming increasingly an option to serve the public and save dollars for both the patient and the industry as a whole.  Telemedicine is one such technology that was once an option only for the minority– private physicians on call for the wealthy or delivering medical access to people living in remote areas – but has now become very widespread to just about any demographic.

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Safety in the Workplace – the effects of fatigue and lack of sleep

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Workplace accidents are inevitable.  However, some industries can be more prone to incidents due to long shift hours or shifts that are outside of the traditional 1st shift hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Long hours coupled with short sleep duration and sleep disturbances often lead to higher risk of mistakes and mishaps. However, many accidents are avoidable when employees are alert, focused and fully engaged while performing tasks.

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Value Based Payment Reform and What You Need to Know

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Healthcare reform has been a hot topic even before the roll out of The Affordable Care Act in 2014. One of the latest ideas to take hold is Value Based Payment, quite different from the current system – Fee for Service.

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Senior Living Facilities: Will Supply Meet Demand?

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It seems like more and more senior living facilities and 55+ communities are being built and filling up as quickly as the owners announce availability.  Not too long ago senior living facilities along with skilled nursing and assisted living centers focused solely on providing health services for those at an advanced age.  However, it’s become so much more than that over the years and senior living facilities are becoming the new norm. The Baby Boomers are exiting the workforce, selling their homes, and heading into their Golden Years.  They, and their children, are looking for simple and safe community of their peers. The type of facility they choose is usually based on quality of their health, proximity to family, and their budget.

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