Your practice’s livelihood and your patients’ privacy are at stake. Information technology (IT) security is comparable to cancer: Just as there is no “silver bullet” to prevent cancer, there is no single product to protect against every security threat. And just as you can reduce the risk of cancer through healthy habits (e.g., don’t use ...
If you don’t address vulnerabilities now, the odds are against you when disaster strikes. Information technology (IT) is a critical part of your healthcare organization. To effectively secure its data and systems, your organization’s IT support must be up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and efficiencies and they must maintain the most current ...
Nov 1st, 2011
Lessen testing anxiety by following a timeline, creating a taskforce, and executing a plan. By Julia Croly, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I ICD-10 implementation testing can be frightening. But how often have you found that when you are prepared for a test, it’s not as bad as you originally anticipated? Such is the case with ICD-10: With ...
Rural health care providers looking for financial assistance to help with the expense of purchasing health information technology (IT) may have another resource to tap. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’) Rural Health IT Task Force and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) linking rural hospitals ...