Physician Practices

Do pagers still have a place in healthcare?

Do pagers have a place in modern healthcare? In an age where smartphones reign supreme, it has become almost inconceivable that alternative forms of mobile communication still exist. However, in healthcare practices across the country, professionals still rely on archaic technologies, like pagers to remain productive. Paging devices have long been a go-to solution for […]

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IoT in healthcare: 10 incredible statistics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is taking the healthcare industry by storm. From remote health monitoring to inventory tracking, the use cases for IoT are both vast and varied. By 2021 it is estimated that 28 billion devices or ‘things’ will be connected to wireless networks, most of which will be classified as IoT. This […]

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5 benefits of interoperability in healthcare

Interoperability in healthcare refers to the ability of different IT systems and applications to communicate, exchange, and interpret shared data with one another. Interoperability allows health information systems to work together across organizational boundaries, leading to more effective healthcare delivery, better patient outcomes, and a host of other health-related benefits. Outlined below are five of […]

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Overcoming big compliance challenges on a small practice budget

HIPAA compliance presents a constant challenge for all healthcare providers, but can prove particularly difficult for small practices that may not possess the resources or budgets to match their larger counterparts.   A major advantage large organizations have is access to bigger budgets, which allows them to invest in the best staff, regular training, and […]

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Minimizing clinical errors through better communication

Minimizing clinical errors through better communication A study by The Doctors Company has revealed that 10% of malpractice claims against plastic surgeons are caused by ineffective communication. The company analyzed approximately 1,400 claims against plastic surgeons over a 9 year period and found that communication between patient or family and provider was the joint third […]

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Ransomware is on the rise and healthcare is suffering

The 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) by Verizon has revealed that ransomware is a growing problem. In the 2014 DBIR report, ransomware ranked 22nd on the list of most common malware threats in data breach cases; in 2016, it jumped up to the fifth; and now, ransomware tops the list, accounting for 39% of […]

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Have you tried the DocbookMD secure mobile messaging app?

Have you tried the DocbookMD secure mobile messaging app? The all-new DocbookMD mobile app makes HIPAA-secure messaging between healthcare professionals a simple and straightforward process. Whether you’re an iOS or Android user, or prefer to utilize the web for your messaging needs, DocbookMD has you covered! But don’t just take our word for it… With […]

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HIMSS18 Preview

HIMSS18 preview The 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, which is being held on March 5–9 in Las Vegas, will bring together more than 45,000 healthcare and technology professionals from around the world for five days of education, innovation, and collaboration. With more than 300 education sessions, 1,300+ vendors, hundreds of special programs, and endless networking […]

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Healthcare interoperability: Are we there yet?

In 2015, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) revealed its much anticipated healthcare interoperability roadmap report – delivering a promising framework of free flowing patient data and improved patient care. The roadmap pinpointed three, six, and 10-year milestones with an ultimate goal to build a fully interoperable learning health system by 2024. But despite […]