Commuting to work and walking around the office to talk to coworkers helps burn calories throughout the day. But when you’re working from home, the amount of physical activity you do tends to be much less, which can negatively impact your physical and mental well-being.
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate, and practices in healthcare are no exception. Cloud-based solutions offer many benefits over traditional methods, including reliability, convenience, security, and scalability. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the main advantages of cloud computing in the healthcare industry.
Perhaps you’ve heard about blockchain, a cutting-edge technology that experts believe has the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry. But what exactly is blockchain, and what are its benefits? In this blog post, we’ll explain what blockchain is, how it works, and we’ll discuss the benefits it could bring to healthcare organizations.
When you have questions about your health or are feeling under the weather, you usually set up a face-to-face meeting with your healthcare provider. But advancements in communication technology are allowing people to consult with their doctors anytime and anywhere through a service called telemedicine.
Since 2020, many businesses in Canada have fundamentally changed the way they run their companies. With Coronavirus declared a pandemic in early 2020, businesses shut down their offices and employees were sent to work from home. After two years of various municipalities going back and forth with different weakened and strengthened restrictions, the world looks […]
Wearable tech and mobile apps are great examples of innovations that significantly improve patient care. As a healthcare provider, you’ve likely had patients ask you about which healthcare apps and wearable technology they should be using. Here are the things you need to consider when making a recommendation.
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems enable healthcare providers to store patients’ medical and treatment histories in digital formats. These solutions eliminate the need for several complex paper charts and allow medical professionals to provide patients with efficient and precise care.
Protected health information (PHI) is a common target of cybercriminals, as the personal, medical, and financial information that comprise it can be abused for financial gain. This is why businesses that handle PHI should take every step possible to ensure that their clients’ data is always protected.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations pertaining to IT have become much clearer over the past few years, but there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily because of negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding of the requirements.
HIPAA was established to protect the privacy of medical providers and their patients. And while there are no specific guidelines when it comes to social media usage in healthcare, every healthcare organization must implement security protocols that adhere to privacy policies.
Numerous digital advancements enable healthcare organizations to address several key industry challenges, such as safeguarding medical records and providing better care management for patients. Electronic health records (EHRs), in particular, allow quick access to patient records, helping healthcare organizations diagnose patients more effectively, reduce medical errors, and provide safer care.
From mobile apps that keep track of daily medication to smart operating room systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering greater convenience and functionality to healthcare practitioners and patients alike. However, the proliferation of IoT devices also brings new risks, vulnerabilities, and security challenges.