What makes the traditional faxing process even more cumbersome and insecure for many provider offices is that often, the information that is sent via fax becomes electronic, when staff enters the information into a database or electronic health record by hand or via scanning, thereby changing it to information that must be secured under the HIPAA electronic PHI rules. All of this, in addition to the cumbersome and time intensive process of using a traditional fax machine, has many providers wondering how they can send PHI and still maintain HIPAA compliance.
One solution to the faxing-HIPAA compliance dilemma is a secure cloud faxing solution. These solutions give providers more flexibility when sending faxes, while also increasing the overall security of the PHI they contain.
There’s no denying it: The cloud has become an integral part of the health care delivery system. According to one recent survey, 83 percent of all health care organizations are using cloud-based services, with the vast majority of those services Software as a Service (SaaS) applications.
This represents a marked increase over the past few years, where health care organizations expressed reluctance to take advantage of the cloud due to concerns about security, regulatory compliance issues, and questions about functionality during implementation. In fact, the same survey found that only 6 percent of health care organizations have no plans to leverage the cloud in any way.
So why the sudden shift? To answer that question, you have to start by looking at how providers are using SaaS solutions.
Cloud Technology Partners, a professional services firm involved in advanced cloud initiatives, today announced the appointment of Ronald H. Hovsepian to its Board of Advisors (BOA). Mr. Hovsepian is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Intralinks, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content collaboration SaaS solutions. “I’ve known Ron since 1999 when our paths crossed at Internet Capital Group (ICG) where we were both Managing Directors and actually shared an office…
The cloud benefits any company through cost savings and remote communications, among many other things. Charities are also adopting cloud computing to obtain the latest data and IT infrastructure management technologies. Storage, servers, and security are also managed by third-party providers. What benefits does the cloud offers charity organizations? We list a few...
As more and more businesses go for cloud computing, it is inevitable that many companies will offer cloud computing solutions. Salesforce.com is an industry leader when it comes to cloud computing solutions. There are several reasons for this.
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It’s likely clear to most companies by now that any realistic view of the future of the business world involves cloud computing in some way. It’s difficult to ignore the variety of benefits that come from adopting the cloud, including more productivity from employees, more business agility, and, of course, significant cost savings. Even with these advantages in mind, many companies still feel a reluctance to make the cloud part of their operations. A move to the cloud is certainly a significant change, one which should not be considered lightly. While many of these reluctant businesses won’t dispute the benefits of cloud computing, they may have trouble seeing how to maximize those benefits to make such a transition worth it. The answer is to take a “deep dive” into the cloud.
The year is still young, but it is already a busy one for software startup, Altocloud. The Mountain View, California company just announced $2 million seed funding and the commercial availability of its predictive communications platform for customer sales and engagement. The funding, led by Delta Partners, Digicel Group and ACT Venture Capital, brings Altocloud’s total funding to $3 million. Altocloud's new platform intelligently identifies the optimal online visitors and delivers tailored chat, voice, video and content so customers get the information and help they need at exactly the right moment.
SiteSupra, a hosted CMS and website builder, has now released their software as an open source CMS and development framework. SiteSupra Open Source Edition brings a new dimension to the web development market, as an open source product that may be hosted outside SiteSupra's own servers.
Businesses of all sizes have adopted mobile CRM for several important reasons, one of the most important being further promoting a mobile workforce. Many employees find themselves away from the office, which would normally lead to being disconnected from accessing important data, particularly for sales representatives.