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Bring your own device (BYOD) is a trend that’s taking over workplaces of several different industries. A decade ago, few could imagine a hospital that allowed a nurse to pull out her personal smartphone in a patient’s room or a doctor that communicated with care teams over text messages.
If you step into any in-patient hospital or critical care center, you’ll notice one thing in common: near-constant, loud, piercing alarms. Of course, the purpose of an alarm is to get someone’s attention, immediately, when something abnormal occurs.
Protecting electronic patient health information (ePHI) has become even more critical as the healthcare industry slowly transitions away from paper-based processes and into a more connected, electronic delivery model.
In this 3-part blog series, we’ve learned the definition of encryption and how call centers use it to protect data. Now we’ll learn a bit about the history of encryption and how it's commonly used today.
As more and more healthcare organizations move towards utilizing their professionals’ own personal digital devices as part of their duties, one question that healthcare administrators will have to face is how to choose the right secure messaging platform.
Patients often have a whole team of medical professionals treating them. The Institute of Medicine found that each year the average elderly patient sees 7 physicians (5 specialists and 2 primary care physicians) across 4 different practices.
Technology and worldwide accessibility to the internet has made sharing information incredibly easy and efficient. By 2020 an expected 2.95 billion people will be using social networks. Our society today loves to communicate information via text, photo, audio, and video content.
Personal devices are saturating all facets of our society. The healthcare sector is no exception. Healthcare professionals, from nurses to doctors to home healthcare workers, are more and more frequently employing personal devices in the course of their work-related activities.
For years, the concept of “interoperability” has been something of a holy grail in the exchange of health care information. Interoperability is the open flow of electronic communication across all sectors of patient care.
We live in an information-driven world: advents such as big data, cloud-based storage, and online databases allow for the gathering and storing of information to a degree unimaginable just a generation ago.
The OCR announced that notices have been sent to random Covered Entities, which includes health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers. Random audits of Business Associates will also start this fall. Business Associates are classified as any business that handles electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) for a Covered Entity.