Category Archives: Healthcare IT

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

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

Data, Analytics Are Keys to Agency Success

As evidenced by the Agency Opportunities and Challenges Executive Survey that McKesson conducted this spring, declining reimbursements and cost containment are common issues that a majority of agencies face. The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) paints a … Continue Reading

You Can Save Money on Devices — But Should You?

You Can Save Money on Devices, But Should You

Sometimes a deal is not a deal. Take that discount air conditioner that stopped working in July or the used car that needed brake work the month after you bought it. The same is true for the laptops and tablets … Continue Reading