Increases in cyber crimes and the number of accounts staff need to log into has brought about the need to upgrade traditional password security. In the past, the trend was to ask staff to update their password every 90 days with a new eight character long collection of numbers, symbols, lowercaseRead More
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published as part of their playbook a “Top 10” guide to cybersecurity in health care to help medical practices around the country struggling to keep up with the moving target of security in the modern doctor’s office. My goal with this weeklyRead More
In a recent paper sponsored by Intel and Samsung, the author describes the importance of using encryption in your business and especially with your mobile staff. The focus of the paper was to support the push to full disk encryption (I assume as opposed to file based) and how itRead More
Keeping up with the latest news, events, best practices, and regulations can be a daunting task. Thankfully the Physician Advisory Board over at PhysiciansPractice.com has put together a recommended list of must-read healthcare resources for the busy physicians and medical practice staff out there to gain a slight edge inRead More
An Untangled Solutions’ adviser and client, Dr. Peter Polack, is featured in a recent Wall Street Journal article discussing the newest thorn in doctors’ sides: the sharp rise in patient phone calls. The article discusses the 25-50% increase in phone calls since 2008 and how this non-reimbursed time is estimatedRead More
A new study from the Ponemon Institute shows obsolete systems cost U.S. hospitals $8.3 billion total each year. In addition, it finds an average waste of 45 minutes each day of physicians’ time due to inefficient communication systems. While budget might seem to be solely to blame, it is theRead More
Many doctors rightly fear that placing a computer in the exam room can cause frustrations on both sides of the patient interaction. With this in mind, the medical software review site Software Advice conducted a survey on how to better this experience. The following seven EHR tips are the top entriesRead More
HealthcareIT News recently published the top 10 HIPAA breaches of 2012. There are several things about this list that are striking:
1. The total number of records involved in the top 10 breaches was around 2 million records.
2. The organizations spanned the entire spectrum of healthcare, from hospitals, home healthcare, healthcareRead More
Untangled Solutions’ Chris Johnson will be delivering the session for Executive Certificate in Healthcare IT as a CompTIA Trainer at the January CharTec Academy on the 17th and 18th.
From the course:
The Executive Certificate in Healthcare IT (Foundations) is composed of four courses and is intended to help Solution Providers and MSPs identify
Under the “VAR to VAR” section of the magazine, this issue’s topic is “Tips for Selling to Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers.” In this article our CEO Chris Johnson discusses how other IT service providers can best approach the medical vertical. He explains the main concerns, goals, and areas whereRead More