Given the multitude of severe security vulnerabilities already disclosed in 2018, it’s important to note that Sunday, January 14th, 2018 marked an important date in Windows operating system history.
We asked our C-suite to give us their top technology picks for 2017 for LTPAC providers. Our Consulting CIOs (CCIOs) work directly with clients and prospects every day, and the most common gaps in technology they see fall into security and mobility. Their following picks all provide cost savings while reducing the chance of receiving a hefty HIPAA fine.
In 2011, The Joint Commission banned the use of short messaging service (SMS) text messages between physicians, licensed independent practitioners, and other healthcare providers. As announced by The Joint Commission in May 2016, it “has revised its position on the transmission of orders for care, treatment, and services via text messaging for all accreditation programs.”
Long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) is one of the most regulated industries in the country. LTPAC litigation is on the rise and multimillion dollar verdicts are not uncommon. New state and federal statutory claims, burdensome eDiscovery demands, and arguments against arbitration agreements have made resolving disputes difficult without invasive legal proceedings.
EMR, EHR, payments, outcomes, payroll, email and more…that’s a lot for your server(s) to handle, which means it’s potentially another source of IT worry for you. Each time you have to reboot, update, implement or change your server applications and systems, or simply want to temporarily increase server capacity during peak periods, you run the risk of costly and time consuming fixes, errors, crashes, virus infiltration and so on. That’s why many businesses “provision” their servers - preparing them with appropriate systems, data and software to make it ready for network operation – based on their resource requirements.
Taking it one step further, businesses who provision their servers virtually see even more resource and cost benefits:
Last week it was announced by the Department of Health and Human Services that it will receive a $50,000 settlement from an Idaho organization. The agreement came after allegations the group lost a laptop with health information for 441 patients. Read the article here.