15 IT New Years Resolutions for 2015

The new year is upon us, and that means it's time to make some resolutions for your facility. We think every organization should make it a priority to improve their IT in 2015, and for good reason. The benefits of doing so can be significant, and can include improved compliance, operational efficiency, staff productivity, patient satisfaction and preparedness for the unexpected.

Your 2015 Medical Practice IT Budget: 8 Areas of Focus

Physicians Practice has published a column written by our CEO Nelson Gomes on eight areas of focus when putting together an IT budget for 2015.

This article shares valuable guidance for medical practices, surgery centers and other providers.

Here are the first few paragraphs of the article and the link that will take you to the complete column published on the Physicians Practicewebsite (complimentary account may be required for access).

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The year is almost over, so it's time to start planning for 2015 (if you haven't already). This should include planning your practice's budget, including important factors such as payroll, equipment, and any capital projects coming up, but it must also include IT expenses.

5 Things Surgery Centers and Physician Practices Need to Know About Hackers Targeting Patient Records

The network of Community Health Systems, one of the largest U.S. hospital companies, was hacked in August 2014, with data of about 4.5 million patients reportedly stolen by Chinese hackers.

This is the largest attack of its type involving patient information since a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website started tracking such breaches, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Updating HIPAA Business Associate Agreements: 3 Steps

PriorityOne Group’s President & CEO Nelson Gomes, along with Wiks Moffat, principal and founder of MedSafe, has contributed a new article to Physicians Practice. The article is titled “Updating HIPAA Business Associate Agreements: 3 Steps.”

Here are the first few paragraphs of the article and the link that will take you to the complete column published on the Physicians Practicewebsite (complimentary account may be required for access).

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Under the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule published last January, the deadline for compliance with the new HIPAA rules was essentially Sept.