New and Continuing Healthcare Trends of 2018

As 2017 came to a close, several healthcare trends carried over into 2018. 2017 was a year of tremendous growth within the healthcare industry, but it proved we were only just beginning. Based on select surveys and my own observations, I have summarized the new and continuing healthcare trends we should expect to see through the remainder of 2018. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Artificial intelligence was a very hot topic in 2017, and we should expect to hear even more about it as machine learning continues to be explored. AI is an exceptionally broad topic, and many people are …

Security Isn’t a Blanket, It’s a SOC

Healthcare providers – whether in-patient, ambulatory, or ACO – are increasingly adopting SaaS (software-as-a-service) models because it frees up capital, requires less up-front spending, and shifts routine “break-fix” work off their IT people and onto the software vendor. But SaaS isn’t the only acronym bounced around when vendors meet healthcare providers – HIPAA is sure to be at or near the top of the jargon list, typically linked to words like “compliant” or “certified.” The only problem is there’s no such thing as HIPAA-certified software – and being “compliant” doesn’t mean you’re “secure” any more than posting a no-soliciting sign …