Should Healthcare Entities hire or Outsource to an External IT Service Provider?
Most small healthcare entities handle all aspects of their businesses, including acting as the Information Technology department. This will work for as long as you remain a small entity without many employees. When you grow and start hiring more staff, will it make more sense to use your patient care time on handling IT issues or outsource to…Read More
The high cost of recovery from a PHI Security Breach
Small to medium size businesses are what keep this country moving. Unfortunately, for many of these business owners, budgetary needs force them to make cuts that the mammoth corporations do not have to consider. Medical practices are not immune to this. These budget cuts can often result in reduced security and sub par IT services…Read More
The importance of Communication, Messaging and Collaboration in the Healthcare Workplace
With so much technology and messaging and collaboration solutions at our fingertips, it is difficult to believe that there are any communication problems in any business today. In the course of a busy workday, the importance of good communication can be something that can be easily forgotten. If you are noticing that it is difficult…Read More
What to look for when choosing Healthcare Online Data Storage Services
The days of keeping confidential information such as ePHI locked in a metal filing cabinet are gone. Most healthcare organizations have most everything, from personnel files to patient information and financial information, stored on their personal computers or computer network. What happens when your healthcare organization runs out of storage space? Or, worse yet, what if your computer…Read More
Is 2016 The Year Of Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS)?
The unstoppable trend towards Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Software as a Service (SaaS) applications and “shadow IT” is driving an explosion of password sharing and reuse. The inevitable result is greater exposure to attacks, lower productivity and higher support cost. These forces require that companies and IT providers finds smarter ways to control access…Read More
When is your healthcare entity ready for Managed IT Services?
If you are a healthcare entity and considering whether or not Managed IT Services will benefit your practice, the answer is almost always — yes. There is little doubt that most healthcare organizations can benefit from Managed IT Services, yet that in itself does not always justify the cost of bringing on a third-party provider. Accepting that…Read More
Why your company needs an Internet Use Policy
With computers and Internet access such an integral part of every business, and the Internet filled with everything from gambling to X-Rated websites, it is critical that every business has an Internet Use Policy in place. This policy can help prevent your employees from accidentally or intentionally causing harm to your company or your company’s…Read More
4 Benefits of Outsourcing for Technology Services
Most business entrepreneurs have great talent and the means to run a very successful business. The snag they most often run into is the belief that they can do it all. This mindset can be detrimental to the overall success of their business. Trying to do it all can lead to hindered growth, lower profit…Read More
3 Considerations when contracting with a Managed IT Services Provider
When the time is right for your business to bring on a Managed IT Services provider there are several things to consider before signing a contract. Businesses both large and small have certain needs that are better managed by professionals. Contracting with a managed service provider allows owners and upper level management to focus their…Read More