Throughout their lives, baby boomers have been known for changing norms and revolutionizing the world. That will continue to be in their expectations for senior living. More than 10,000 baby boomers are flooding into retirement daily, and ultimately into senior living at some place in the senior care spectrum. They are accustomed to using technology to their benefit, and they will be expecting quality services that include all that information technology (IT) has to offer.
EHR data conversion is the process of moving patient data from legacy EHR system to a new EHR system. While automated EHR data conversion seems like a complex affair, it doesn’t have to be. When an experienced vendor partners with strong internal leadership, the data conversion will follow a proven, 5-step process, and the data will undergo a failsafe ETL. Read More
Physicians are expected to document encounters with patients. This ensures there is a record of crucial information for decision-making and dispute. A decade ago, around 90% of physicians updated their patient records by hand. By the end of 2014, 83% of physicians had adopted EHR systems. The combination of government incentives, advances in technology, and improved outcomes and operations fueled this growth.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule requires that covered entities conduct a risk assessment of their healthcare organization. A risk assessment helps healthcare organizations ensure they are compliant with HIPAA’s administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. A risk assessment also helps reveal areas where protected health information (PHI) could be at risk.
CapEx to OpEx Trends in Healthcare
Over the last several years, healthcare organizations have been working to shift much their IT spending from capital expense (CapEx) and operational expense (OpEx). These changes allow IT departments to stabilize spending, reduce their capital budget, and more quickly and easily grow.
Although it’s impossible to predict the future of any industry, there are definitely some shifts in health IT that are worth watching, and these important trends are likely to affect your technology roadmap going forward.
Accounting for these events as you plan your healthcare technology roadmap could help you implement a system and strategy that’s more robust and scalable. Here are some trends to include: Read More
In coming years, one of the most complicated business drivers for senior housing executives to address will be information technology. This has been a slow-adopter industry—perhaps with good reason. Providers focus on people, with technology often taking a back seat to the pressures of providing daily care.
Data is among a senior housing operation’s most valuable assets. Data stored in a senior living facility’s system includes critical business information, records on resident health and finances, and many other pieces of information that is central to the success of the enterprise. At the same time, data faces increasing threats from outside actors who may seek to steal or compromise information. Read More
In today’s technology environment all data is at risk. For many people, awareness of the danger starts and stops at the smartphone and laptop level. News stories have drawn ample attention to the possibility of devices been lost or left behind, making their contents readily available to those who might use them for less than savory purposes.
In a world where more information is housed online than in security deposit boxes, it is a wise move for senior housing executives to evaluate data security for their communities. But when it comes to data security, how can executives know what is important and what is optional? Since many senior care communities operate without a designated IT staff or department, it can be difficult to know best practices for senior housing data security. Here are just a few reasons why executives should invest in technology with stringent and specialized data security support. Read More