How healthcare executives can forge a stronger chain against cyberattacks

Posted by Tom Stafford, VP & CIO, Halifax Health on October 2, 2018

As healthcare organizations further integrate technology into their operations, the risk of cyberattacks increases — and research shows that today’s healthcare leaders are continually looking for ways to lower that risk.

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Topics: Patient Safety, Security

Nurses remain in critical role amid changes in healthcare



As healthcare continues to evolve, there is one constant when it comes to treating patients: The critical role that nurses play in delivering quality care. That role has certainly expanded over the years, particularly in the areas of establishing and maintaining patient safety, finding workflow efficiencies through evidence-based clinical documentation, and recognizing and responding to social determinants of health.
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Topics: Nurse, Home Care, Patient Safety, Integration, Population Health, Security

How nurses can immunize your organization against cyberattacks


Every day, nurses collect and analyze information to ensure that patients are getting the right care at the right time. That same preventative approach is critical to improving cybersecurity at the point of care.

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Topics: nurses, Security, Big Data, Patient Safety, Healthcare IT

Obtaining an advanced EHR just got easier: meet 'MEDITECH as a Service'

Posted by Helen Waters, Executive Vice President, MEDITECH on November 16, 2017

Whether a hospital has 6 or 600 beds, clinicians require the right tools to provide quality patient care. If only it were that simple, right?

Procuring a modern EHR can be complex and costly, pulling on an organization’s resources from all angles — not to mention having to navigate numerous third party products in order to meet all their needs. For smaller healthcare organizations, this can become an especially daunting experience.

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Topics: EHR, Security, C-level, Health IT, Revenue Cycle

Save your data (and your budget) from cyberattacks


It cannot be overstated how much of a disaster cyberattacks are on hospitals. Despite the severity of the crime, the moral, legal, and cultural norms that would stop a prospective vandal from crossing a physical fence and painting graffiti on your hospital don’t seem to apply on the internet. 

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Topics: CIO, Healthcare IT, Security

Why 3 separate hospitals started an HIE together


Picture this. It’s 3am. A patient comes into your ER unconscious after a car accident just down the road. The patient has never been in your facility before so you don’t know the status of their medications, allergies, or any medical history. I think we can all agree, this makes it challenging to provide the safest, most accurate care.

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Topics: Interoperability, CIO, Security, Patient Safety

The story of one hospital’s 59-minute disaster recovery


How do you prepare for the unexpected? When disaster strikes, having a recovery plan in place can make all the difference. In the healthcare industry, when we lose access to patient records and the systems that drive operations, patient care itself is negatively impacted. So even though outages can’t be predicted, it’s important to have a working disaster recovery plan in place before you need it.

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Topics: Security, Big Data, CIO

Cybersecurity: 5 ways to keep your EHR data as safe as your patients

Posted by Justin Armstrong, Security Analyst, MEDITECH on March 21, 2017

The hacking business has hit retail establishments, financial institutions, and now, more than ever, healthcare. It can get overwhelming when you see headlines of healthcare organizations getting attacked with ransomware, malware, viruses, loss of patient records, and all sorts of cybersecurity breaches.

The potential solutions and vendor options to protect your organization can cost a lot of money and can be overwhelmingly technical. What can you do? While it’s not possible to have absolutely perfect cybersecurity, here are 5 simple ways that can help you keep patient data safe.

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Topics: Security, Transformative Technology

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