Business intelligence (BI), also referred to as big data, refers to the capture, aggregation, and analysis of large amounts of data. Such data can be used to help organizations make better decisions about all aspects of their business. In recent years, BI has been applied to the healthcare industry with great success.
BI in healthcare: The key to reducing readmission rates
Why your company should care about HIPAA compliance
If your organization handles sensitive patient information, you need to comply with HIPAA. Failure to do so can result in fines and penalties. Read on to learn more about the importance of HIPAA compliance to businesses like yours.
What is HIPAA
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that establishes national standards to safeguard sensitive patient health information from being released without permission.
Is shifting from paper records to EHRs worth it?
Many healthcare organizations have digitized their processes, which include using electronic health records (EHRs). EHRs help improve the accuracy and accessibility of patient information. If you're wondering whether transitioning from paper to digital records is worth it for your firm, here's what you should consider.
How to stay HIPAA-compliant on social media
Social media networks can be used by healthcare organizations to advertise their services as well as communicate with patients and get them more involved in their own healthcare. However, there’s always a risk that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules and patient privacy will be violated on social media networks.
Cloud computing in healthcare: 5 Benefits you can’t ignore
Cloud computing has revolutionized the way businesses operate, and practices in healthcare are no exception. Cloud-based solutions offer many benefits over traditional methods, including reliability, convenience, security, and scalability. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the main advantages of cloud computing in the healthcare industry.
How does telemedicine benefit patients?
Telemedicine has been around for quite some time, but its popularity grew during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare providers turned to telemedicine to ensure that patients were still able to receive quality healthcare services when lockdowns and travel restrictions were put in place.
Improve your healthcare organization’s productivity with online scheduling
Hectic workdays can easily overwhelm any healthcare worker, so it’s always a good idea for them to seek out solutions to organize their busy schedules. A good way for healthcare businesses to help staff better manage their time is by using online scheduling solutions.
How to choose the right health app or wearable tech
The healthcare industry has been leveraging technology to improve patient outcomes. Innovations such as health apps and wearable tech even empower patients to exercise greater control over improving the quality of their lives.
How big data helps lower hospital readmission rates
In the healthcare industry, mistakes lead to misdiagnoses, improper medical treatment, and, inevitably, hospital readmissions. But business intelligence (BI) is changing that by equipping healthcare professionals with powerful real-time information.
At its core, BI software is all about data analytics.
Are you HIPAA-compliant? 4 Things to look into
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations pertaining to IT have become much clearer over the past few years, but there are still a few areas in which your office might not be compliant. This isn’t necessarily because of negligence on your part, but rather a lack of understanding of the requirements.