Data At Risk – BYOD vs Medical Tablets in Healthcare

You would be hard-pressed to find a healthcare worker who does not use a smartphone or tablet for work. Be it for taking notes during a phone conversation, searching for references, using medical apps, tapping out a quick email on the go, video conferencing with a patient, or signing medical image…


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How Inefficient Communication Hampers Healthcare Quality… and What To Do About It

In the health care setting, success requires coordination and efficient communication across multiple disciplines and specialties. Issues can occur at any stage of communication  - in the management of urgent issues, or in situations when multiple members of the care team contribute to treating a…


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Best Practices for a Productive Mobile Workforce

Enabling a productive and efficient collaboration is one of the top priorities of today’s IT professionals because it is the productive and successful teamwork that makes a great company. Even though that statement has been true for decades, the technology that helps enable the productive workforce…


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How to Succeed with Value-Based Care Using Health IT

Value-Based Reimbursements and The Times of Uncertainty GOP leaders have recently unveiled their Affordable Care Act repeal-and-replace proposal that plans to give states more Medicaid control, cut federal Medicaid expansion and restructure how patients pay for their health insurance. The…


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Houston Fire Dept.’s Mobile Innovations and Telehealth In Emergency Care

From Feb. 19 to 23, 2017, Orlando’s County Convention Center (OCCC) hosted this year’s largest health IT conference and exhibition, HIMSS17. Cybernet traditionally attended, and we have a lot of news and impressions to share. With 7 million square feet, OCCC is one of the country’s largest…


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How to Implement Patient Infotainment Using Bedside Computers or Tablets

The value-based healthcare system becomes more competitive than ever, and hospitals need to focus on the patient experience as one of the main contributing factors to how patients evaluate their stay. As Medicare reimbursement now directly depends on patient satisfaction, hospitals focus on…


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Ransomware Prevention & Mitigation in Healthcare

Ransomware is one of the most aggressive, damaging, adaptable and agile cyber attacks. It evolves fast; it is also easy to create; it scales well; it is easy money for the hackers. A 2016 survey by SentinelOne says 50% of organizations suffered a ransomware attack last year, and 85% of them on…


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10 Ways Hospitals Can Boost Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency presents both a challenge and an opportunity for healthcare facilities. The main challenge is the unique circumstances healthcare facilities face. Regulatory requirements, infection control, the intensity of energy and water use, 24/7 uninterrupted operation set healthcare…


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Regaining Privacy In The Heat of A Hack

Privacy breaches are so frequent in healthcare, the sector has been cited as the most targeted by numerous studies. As the health IT continues to evolve, and facilities adopt more connected devices and integrate them into the existing system alongside legacy equipment often plagued by the lack of…


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How Medical Patient-Side Computers Are Used By Doctors And Patients

Computer technology and healthcare are no longer separable, with the rapid adoption of interconnected, smart equipment in all areas of healthcare. A few years ago, patient side infotainment systems grasped the attention of hospitals. Since under the Affordable Care Act the hospitals’ budgets…


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