These are unprecedented times for sure, and I wanted to take a moment to pause, and thank all of those that are working diligently to treat patients and keep us all safe.
Conference season is exciting – you meet new people, learn new things, and most companies reveal new products and solutions. As you know, in light of COVID-19, most conferences and tradeshows are on pause for now. But, we wanted to remind you that even though we can’t shake hands or say hello in person, we’re still here for you.
Identity attacks threaten organizations every day. In the wake of COVID-19, more hackers are taking advantage of the new challenges brought on by the pandemic through fraud schemes, email phishing and compromising user access. Hospital employees continue to be one of the biggest targets for phishing, with hackers consistently targeting user credentials to gain access into a system.
At iatricSystems, we recognize the importance of celebrating success and connecting healthcare organizations to resources that might be helpful during this time. When we heard how our friends from St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth, Minnesota were tracking COVID-19 testing status with BCA dashboard, we asked Ken Stigen, Clinical Informaticist from St. Luke’s to share his story. Here is what he had to say about tracking COVID-19.
We want to lend a hand and offer support wherever possible, and in that vein, we recently had a discussion with our friends at Saratoga Hospital about sharing their knowledge of how they used Visual SmartBoard™ to overcome some of the tracking challenges brought on by COVID-19.
The rising concern of COVID-19 has shaken everyone, and we’ve already seen the impact it has had on our grocery supplies, tradeshows and events, daily outings, and on businesses. We recognize that this situation has impacted many people in numerous ways, including most people now working from home. That’s why we’d like to offer a few tips to help you work in this reomote environment and keep business moving.
Weeks before the 2020 HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition was due to begin on March 9-13, we shared these tips to have a successful HIMSS20 conference. As we all now know, HIMSS20 (and basically every other conference in the near term) has been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Nationwide we are experiencing a new and alarming health concern, the significant rise in reports of severe lung disease which could be potentially linked to vaping and e-cigarettes.
For anyone who has been working in the healthcare IT industry over the past 15-18 years, including yours truly, we can all attest to the fact that interfaces – including the technology that facilitates them – have progressed from being important prerequisites for operational efficiency to mission critical elements for patient care and safety.
We just wrapped up the month of October supporting National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and the emphasis focused on the mantras of Own IT, Secure IT, Protect IT as it relates to your personal and patient data. As a leader in Patient Privacy, we were proud to participate in National Cybersecurity Awareness month, and share many educational resources throughout the month. Each week during the month we focused on a different topic to give you tips for what hospital leaders (and in some cases, you personally) can do to improve cybersecurity protection.