Healthcare IT in a time of Crisis

Healthcare IT in a time of crisis

While the Corona Virus has been raging on, a lot of hospitals are dealing with influx of patients. This means that information is exchanged at a breakneck pace. With the increase in volume of data, it becomes a challenge to remain compliant with all the regulations, stay secure, and at the same time, manage their staff. It sounds difficult, but with new healthcare IT technologies, it is possible.

1. End-to-end Security 

Any type of business is concerned with their data being stolen or getting hacked. With the Corona Virus putting strain to hospitals, the healthcare industry is more at risk than ever. With all the data being created, transferred and accessed, there are a lot of points where cyber-attackers can get access beyond in-place security controls, encrypt data and hold it for ransom. According to security experts from the U.K. and the U.S. there could be a spike in cyberattacks aimed at healthcare providers. With Healthcare IT security services, you can setup a lot of protocols for your system, such as Multi-Factor Authentication, internal and external vulnerability scans, Next Generation Firewalls and much more. This will help to insure you have a safe, and secure system. We recently published a blog  on how businesses can protect themselves from attackers.

2. Government Compliance 

It’s hard to keep up with all the rules and regulations that a hospital needs to follow.  If they are found in non-compliance, a hospital can face up to $1.5 million in fines and penalties per year. This leaves business leaders in a tangled web of regulations where they are constantly trying to remain in compliance to avoid these fines. With these constant changes in regulations, a properly managed healthcare IT system could help secure access to only the people who are authorized to view it. When there are new changes in regulations or new rules, compliant healthcare IT can also give you actionable suggestions that will help you stay ahead of the game. 

3. File management 

Gone are the days when people have to run to the other building to access records, taking up valuable time and resources. IT solutions for healthcare, through something called the Electronic Health Record (EHR) has made this process much easier. With the click of a button, the information that you entered or updated will be consistent across the board. According to Health IT, 88% say EHR produces better clinical benefits for the practice and 75% say EHR allows them to give better patient care. You can also access past and present information about the patient, as well as how they are progressing with their treatments. This is one of the best healthcare IT solutions for hospitals. 

4. Staff Collaboration and Management 

Labor cost is one of the highest expenses that a hospital can have. A managed health IT service can provide you with management software that could help keep track of productivity, scheduling and time off, as well as help maintain optimal efficiency without sacrificing patient care.  

5. Online consultation and Telemedicine   

With COVID patients filling up hospitals, a lot of services have been moved to online consultation and telemedicine. Now more than ever, compliant healthcare technologies are needed, as well as healthcare IT security, making it easier for you to ensure that you can track and secure patient data. 

Klik Solutions has experience working in healthcare IT services, with clients such as Anne Arundel Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Health Systems, National Institute of Health, and others. We are ready to provide a managed Healthcare IT service aimed to optimize to your needs. Contact us at info@klik.solutions

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