Health Care has been the essentially the same for decades. You call a doctor, make an appointment, and then visit their office to get your issues addressed. Whether it’s for being sick or just routine care, the process is pretty much the same. It’s an in-person, at-the-office experience for more or less everyone. We take time off of work, drive to the doctor’s office, and spend at least an hour or two out of our day for the process. But with advances in technology and more and more things being done online or remotely – is that the new future of health care? For some, it will become the norm.Continue reading “Health Care and the Future of Remote Care”
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.Continue reading “How to Protect your Patient’s Data from a Security Breach”
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?Continue reading “Health Care Marketing – What Works Best?”
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.Continue reading “The Effect of Telemedicine in Today’s Health Care Marketplace”
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.Continue reading “Safety in the Workplace – the effects of fatigue and lack of sleep”
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.Continue reading “Value Based Payment Reform and What You Need to Know”
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