Sharing information is a huge problem in healthcare. Providers need information about their patients’ medical history to provide the right treatment and avoid risks, but getting authorization is an outrageously complex process. HIPAA requirements are strict, and releasing information without the necessary permissions can result in heavy fines. Paperwork is a big part of a doctor’s working day.
Several startup companies are looking at blockchain technology to improve sharing of information while protecting it from unauthorized access. A blockchain is a “distributed ledger.” Copies of it are widely available, and entries in it are digitally signed. No single party owns it. Records can be added only according to its rules, and unauthorized changes to one copy won’t match the other copies, so they’ll be rejected. Continue reading Healthcare Software and the Blockchain
When you are considering using custom software for your health care business, you have to consider talking to the consultant or developer about making sure the software is HIPAA compliant. When you search the internet about HIPAA, you will find a variety of topics regarding healthcare providers, insurance, etc.
As someone who is a part of the healthcare industry, you should care about having a HIPAA compliant custom software for a variety of reasons. Here are some reasons of why you should care about making sure your custom software complies with the regulations and requirements set by HIPAA. Continue reading Why Do You Need A HIPAA Custom Software For Your Healthcare Business?
Devices in the Healthcare Internet of Things have to meet two requirements. They need to make their information available when it’s needed, without complications or delays. Difficulties in transferring information hamper a patient’s treatment. At the same time, the information needs to be protected from anyone who isn’t authorized. Breaches can aid identity theft and blackmail, and a negligent organization may have to pay huge HIPAA fines.
The Internet of Things has been plagued with security issues, and the stakes are especially high with healthcare devices. A breach in a digital thermostat could add it to a botnet. A breach in a medical device could make it malfunction when a life is at stake. Malware could even make devices act harmfully, perhaps to extort protection money from a hospital. Continue reading Public Key Infrastructure for a Secure Healthcare IoT
The Office of Civil Rights has slapped a $3.2 million penalty on Children’s Medical Center of Dallas for two negligent ePHI disclosures. Violating HIPAA rules is expensive. The case, which dates back to 2009, is a study in doing everything wrong. Healthcare tech consultants can learn a lot from it. Continue reading Failure to Encrypt Costs Millions
In today’s fast paced industry, there’s no doubt that business websites are important in order for a company to be successful. There are several reasons why having a website for your business is essential. First of all, it helps you to bring in more customers. After all, depending on the location of your business, not every customer will be able to visit it in person. Overall, it’s important to make sure all customers have a way of reaching out to you. Second, having a business website also gives your customers more of an opportunity to know about your business. Whether it’s through the website’s design, general information, or even contact info, a business website gives you a general idea of what the company’s about. Speaking of which, web design and development are especially important for your website. Overall, here are some tips to consider. Continue reading Web Design and Development: Strategies For Your Business
The interesting thing about software is that it’s as helpful as it is a pain to work with. For every moment where’s it’s cooperating with you, there’s also that moment where you just want to throw it out a window. While it’s true that technology can be quite difficult to work, it’s not always because its faulty. Many times, in fact, it’s our fault that our devices aren’t working the way we want them to. Sometimes, we don’t buy the correct software for our business, and even if we do, we might not know how to operate it properly. With that said, these issues are one reason why instead, you should purchase custom software for your business. First of all, because it’s specifically made for your company, you won’t run into any limitations that come with store-bought software. Speaking of which, in comparison to custom software, what are some disadvantages of purchasing out-of-the-box software? Overall, here are a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading Out-of-the-Box Software vs Custom Software
Within a business or organization’s IT infrastructure planning strategy is the question of using commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software or custom software. In regards to the answer, the healthcare industry has some common factors influencing and shaping its growth, yet each segment has unique factors as well. In an effort to discuss these factors, let’s examine why custom software makes sense for the healthcare industry. Continue reading Why Custom Software Makes Sense for the Healthcare Industry
One of the interesting things about working in the industry, is how each business is unique in its own right. It’s not only due to the obvious (every company has different goals and work ethics), but the software that’s used as well. For example, some companies use social media and mobile technology to further their goals, while other businesses shoot for a more hands on approach. Some businesses are completely virtual, while other companies choose to directly interact with their customers. Speaking of which, one of the most important factors in running a successful business, is choosing the right software. This shouldn’t be too difficult if you have a lot of experience, but what if you’re a newcomer in the industry? Here are a few things to keep in mind. Continue reading Choosing the Right Software For Your Business
Apps on mobile devices need to handle health-related data carefully. To help developers with this, Apple provides HealthKit on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Apple Watch. It lets applications share health and fitness data with each other, but only with the user’s permission. Continue reading Building Applications with Apple’s HealthKit
Custom software is perceived by many people as something that is not worth using. Myths and exaggerations are all over the IT industry because many people base their decisions on false information. Some of the decisions to not use custom software for a business are based on a bad first-time experience.
We want you to keep some things in mind so you do not miss out on an excellent opportunity to get custom software for your business. Continue reading Custom Software For Your Business: Do Not Let The Myths Make Your Decision