Coagulase-negative staphylococcus. Acinetobacter species. Escherichia coli. Klebsiella pneumoniae. Pseudomonas species. Enterococcus species. Staphylococcus aureus. These are just some of the pathogens that researchers found on 80% of mobile phones used at a tertiary care teaching hospital and on 81% of the clinicians’ hands that handled those phones.
Healthcare organizations have been fighting the good fight against cybercrime for many years. But they still need to up their game. As such, they need to take the following steps as they more proactively deal with cybersecurity threats.
The good news for healthcare organizations is that with telehealth solutions, it is much easier to bring professionals and patients together to collaborate, as they no longer need to be in the same physical location.
Many population health management proponents decry the lack of data that programs need to define them, but deploying the right technologies is also vital to their success.
Building the right technology ecosystem with advanced printing technologies can help healthcare organizations both save ‘clicks’ for providers and improve care delivery.
As healthcare organizations look for new and innovative ways to drive patient engagement, they shouldn’t overlook advanced printing and computing technologies.
The business of healthcare is changing. IT should have the confidence and ready state strategy to meet the needs of their population health and community outreach departments.
Fueled by three converging trends – increasing government support and reimbursement for telehealth services; purpose-built, integrated hardware-software solutions; and the “consumerization of medical devices” – telemedicine is poised to make major gains in the comi
More than a decade ago, healthcare information technology leaders – concerned about electromagnetic interference (EMI) from mobile electronics – banned cellphones in patient care areas.
But more than half of respondents underestimate the risks of improperly sanitized devices.