By Kristy Boldt – As the pandemic continues, some organizations have begun to look at outsourcing as a long-term survival strategy. However, even before the pandemic, IT outsourcing by hospitals was going strong, according to a recent Black Book Survey.Read More
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – The coronavirus has now infected over 2 million worldwide and caused the deaths of more than 125,000 people (Worldometer data as of 12:15 PM on April 14, 2020). In the United States, the relevant figures are more than 600,000 infected and north of 25,000 deceased.
We’ve rounded up some of the latest news and announcements pertaining to the coronavirus and the healthcare industry.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – It’s all about the patient. Well, unless that patient has been to particular hospitals for treatment and is having trouble paying the ensuing bills. Then it’s about the hospital and collections agents and wage garnishments and such.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Think about the last time you visited the emergency room. Perhaps you’d cut yourself badly and were holding a towel around your hand awaiting stitches. Do you recall why other people seemed to be there? You probably do.
By Irv H. Lichtenwald – Shopping for a laptop can be an extensive research project where the prospective buyer compares prices based on a host of features: Processor speed, monitor resolution, video card quality, etc.
By D’Arcy Gue – The focus of federal efforts to incentivize healthcare IT adoption has primarily been on electronic health records (EHRs), which are oriented around hospitals and physician offices.
By D’Arcy Gue – Are you old enough to remember the pre-concert security searches for recording devices that were once part of every live music experience? Yes, musicians once had some semblance of control over bootleg audio and video.
By D’Arcy Gue – Not every patient admitted to your hospital will know that healthcare promises to be the most frequent target of hacking efforts in 2017. But many will. They may be among the 21 percent of patients who withhold information from their doctor for fear of data breaches.