Category Archives: Healthcare IT

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5 Home Care Trends to Watch Out for in 2016

Nurse talking to elderly patient

As the holiday season comes to a close, our thoughts naturally turn to what the new year will bring. Over the past few years, changes to the home care industry – like all facets of healthcare delivery – have been … Continue Reading

Convenience or Control—Addressing the Laptop Conundrum

A nurse performing healthcare IT updates to a laptop.

There are pros and cons to just about every decision in life, and running IT for a field-based nursing team is no different. For example, is it better to bring every laptop into the office for a major healthcare IT … Continue Reading

Anthem Breach Puts Focus on Data Security

Anthem Breach Puts Focus on Data Security

The Anthem breach, which affects the patient and demographic information of nearly 79 million people, has shined a bright light on data security practices among healthcare providers. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, covered the privacy … Continue Reading

5 Steps to Successful Home Health Software Implementation

5 Steps to Successful Home Health Software Implementation

Regardless of whether your agency is implementing McKesson Homecare™, McKesson Hospice™ or some other home health software system, the five keys to success remain constant. According to Starlene Kane, a McKesson implementation manager, those keys are: Planning on the Front … Continue Reading

Five Advantages of Virtual Server Environments

Five Advantages of Virtual Server Environments

It’s hard to argue against a technology that saves you money and time and lowers your agency’s energy footprint. These are all benefits of virtual server environments, a physical server set up to function as several servers, each with its … Continue Reading