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Nuvolo OT Cyber Security Protects Medical Devices, Coordinates Response

Cyber security is a top-of-mind concern for healthcare organizations, especially when it comes to the medical devices that support patient care. In recent years, the vulnerability of connected infusion pumps and patient monitors has been exposed by high-profile ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry, and experts say the risks will grow as Operational Technology (OT) devices (e.g. Medical Devices, Laboratory…

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3 Reasons to Hire a Healthcare WFM Consulting Firm for Your Kronos Project

Under pressure to increase productivity while reducing operating expenses, more healthcare organizations are looking at Kronos for Workforce Management to better understand and manage their staffing levels and labor costs. Other considerations putting WFM in the spotlight include workplace safety, the shift to remote work, compliance requirements, and union contracts and policies, just to name a few. As health…

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Ten Benefits to Epic Scheduling Optimization

When patients call a health system to schedule an appointment, they expect the same experience whether they’re talking to primary care, neurology, or pediatrics. And they expect to be able to get an appointment that meets their preferences for location, date, time of day, and provider. In theory, this should be an efficient process, but it usually isn’t. In…

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CMS Price Transparency is Coming: 5 Tips to Prepare

Ready or not, price transparency is coming. On Jan 1, 2021, the much-anticipated hospital price transparency rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go into effect. Finalized in November 2019, these rules require hospitals to publicize their list of standard charges for items and services ranging from supplies and room and board to facility fees and…

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Increase Your Epic Productivity: InBasket Fundamentals

It feels like physicians spend as much time in front a computer screen these days as they do seeing patients. That’s not far from the truth, according to some studies, like this one. But it doesn’t have to be that way. As someone who has spent most of her professional career in EHR training, I know that providers can…

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5G Strategy and Security: Risks and Opportunities for Health Systems

The drive to modernize the delivery of virtual care to support the pandemic is unprecedented. More than ever, innovation is needed to deliver primary care via telemedicine and remote monitoring services, and to protect patient data and reduce medical errors. Deploying technology to enhance patient care and safety starts one hospital at a time and depends on the adoption…

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Is Loss of Smell Screening Effective for Covid-19?

Smell loss (or Anosmia) is one of the first and telltale symptoms of Covid-19, according to the CDC. That’s why a growing number of experts advocate screening for loss of smell as a simple, cost-effective way to prevent Covid-19 spread. “My impression is that anosmia is an earlier symptom of Covid-19 relative to fever, and some infected people can…

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Understanding COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

As efforts to increase diagnostic testing for COVID-19 accelerate, some consumers may still have questions about the types of tests available, who can perform them and where, and what differentiates one test from another. The guide below, adapted from the FDA website, should help answer some of these common questions. COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests In certain types of emergencies, the…

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To Brighter Days Ahead

As this most challenging year nears an end, we are still… thankful. Thankful for everyone who works in healthcare. Thankful for our friends and family. Thankful for our clients and consultants. But perhaps most of all, we are thankful for vaccines and the promise of brighter days ahead. All of us at Healthcare IT Leaders wish you the joy…

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