It’s often said that a well-run IT infrastructure streamlines business processes, amplifies productivity, and helps a company reduce its overhead costs. After all, in the digital era, IT forms the backbone of business operations – it’s almost impossible to exist without it. However, building a robust IT infrastructure from the ground up is expensive and often outside the skills of small IT departments. Therefore, many companies employ managed IT to accomplish this for them.
Video security is everywhere. From parking lots to facilities, the technology has evolved into a powerful tool to maintain visibility and control of an environment. However, with all of that security comes hours upon hours of recorded video – far too much for a single person to review manually. Enter video security analytics: software which helps security professionals review, analyze, and evolve better security protocols from what’s been recorded.
HIPAA and HITECH are closely related sets of regulations that strive to secure Personal Health Information (PHI) from unauthorized access, dissemination, and exploitation. While HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) applies from 1996, the HITECH Act (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) only came into effect from 2009. Both sets of regulations established ways to ensure the privacy of medical information and that it remains a priority for the healthcare industry.
Healthcare professionals already work within highly regulated fields. Whether they are providing care or doing clinical research, an overarching compliance framework influences each task performed. Legislative agendas constantly change the landscape, while new laws touch on everything from medical device manufacturing to healthcare insurance providers’ tax returns. Keeping up to date with all the changes isn’t just tough, it becomes a nearly impossible responsibility for any medical facility.
Improving the educational experience and institutional efficiencies are always a top priority for administrators and faculty members alike. Even with the best intentions, the time to actually review, assess, and revise your workflows is limited during the school year. With the summer holidays now in full effect, this is the time to optimize your processes and digital technology footprint for the coming academic year.
The power of word of mouth has not diminished one iota in modern times. In fact, it’s boomed since the advance of digital technologies and social platforms. A customer’s experience with a company can go viral, for better or worse. When it’s for the better, everyone benefits, especially the company responsible for the positive experience.
Digital technology has penetrated every aspect of life and business, hurtling us towards a world which blurs digital and analog realities. There’s no longer such a thing as existing online versus in real life. Offline is online – this new paradigm is changing the very texture of our culture and lives. Welcome to the digital transformation. The revolution doesn’t need to be televised because it can easily be streamed online.