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Is Healthcare in “the Cloud”?

Is Healthcare in “the Cloud”?

Cloud computing represents a different way to deliver computing resources than the traditional on-site IT infrastructure. While it is widely believed that “the cloud” provides a greater level of security, the infrastructure is more scalable, it allows providers and patients to be more collaborative, and it will help decrease and stabilize IT costs, the healthcare industry has been slow to adopt this computing model. What is the cloud, how does healthcare use it now and what is the future?

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Limitations of Timed Up and Go (TUG)

A key aspect of fall prevention is fall risk assessment, and the gold standard in fall risk assessment in recent decades has been the Timed Up and Go (TUG) test. The TUG test has the virtue of being a quick and simple assessment. It simply entails timing a patient as he or she rises from a chair, walks three meters (10 feet), and returns to a seated position. The time it takes to complete the task (assuming the patient is able to complete the test at all) has been correlated to fall risk in some studies. Depending on the source, cutoff times ranging from 10 seconds and up, to 30 seconds and up, indicate a patient who is at high risk of falling.

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Limitations of Timed Up and Go (TUG)

Your Role in Keeping Your Senior Living Facility Secure

Senior living cybersecurity is of growing importance in the industry. There are outside attacks; breaches due to poorly formulated policy; and data loss due to equipment failure, negligence, or insider threats. These and a wide variety of other factors have contributed to a new landscape of concern. As a result, cybersecurity is at the heart of a senior living facility’s success. Unfortunately, senior housing is woefully unprepared to address these cybersecurity threats. A strong security apparatus will require each employee to play a role. No longer just a function IT, cybersecurity is an important component of each employee’s job. What role do you play?

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Your Role in Keeping Your Senior Living Facility Secure
4 Trends Your Healthcare Technology Roadmap Must Account For

4 Trends Your Healthcare Technology Roadmap Must Account For

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