Tag Archives: Healthcare

The Medical Field is Having an IT Growth Spurt

For many industries, technology has been extremely important to the expansion and innovation of their processes and outcomes. This is especially true in the case of the healthcare industry and the advancements made to medical IT. Particularly, this has given patients a far greater scope of control over their medical records – something that healthcare providers must remain aware of to leverage these changes to their advantage.

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Artificial Intelligence Brings Benefits to Healthcare

The healthcare industry is notorious for its reliance on technology these days. With so many compliance laws and procedures that must be followed in the correct way, many businesses have turned to technology to make their jobs easier. Medical IT in particular can create a lot of concerns regarding infrastructure design and data sharing. How can innovations in artificial intelligence change this? Let’s find out.

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Managing Data in Highly Regulated Industries

Information security and personal privacy have been hot-button issues in 2018. The fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy sparked the privacy debate in the United States. Meanwhile, in the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was officially enforced on May 25, 2018. The GDPR protects European citizens data privacy. It also fundamentally changes how organizations handle consumer information. While the United States doesn’t have an all-encompassing law protecting data and privacy for the public, there are regulations on the books that oversee how specific industries handle personal information. Today we look at a few of those industries and how you can prepare your business to comply with a variety of regulatory agencies.

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Are Healthcare Providers Meeting HITECH Standards?

As compliance standards become stricter, businesses are finding it more difficult to meet requirements. They know it’s necessary, and they may know what to do, but many businesses have trouble implementing practices to meet regulatory standards. When it comes to regulatory standards, no industry has it as difficult than healthcare. HIPAA and HITECH compliance laws are notoriously difficult to navigate, and failure to comply can be devastating.

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