Healthcare it NEWS

Healthcare information technologies (HIT) latest news and frequently asked questions (FAQs):

Is Your Business Hosted Email HIPPA Compliant? Hosted business email solutions are improving rapidly such as Gmail. If your business abides by compliances, you must not take this lightly. Please review your business email provide to check the following: (a)Is there outbound encryption?, (b)Is there data surveillance or auditing authority?, (c)Does your provider have agreements in place with business associates (noting ePHI)?, and (d)Can you delete permanently?

Can I use my iPAD with my EMR/EHR? Yes, but its based on the EMR/EHR solution you have in place. While main hosted solutions allow you to access web pages, on-premise servers provider some additional infrastructure equipment to make this happen. For example, Epic Server Software users typically utilize a Citrix XenDesktop environment to allow healthcare providers to stay linked in or Epic Canto iPad App Software is available.

Are there any solutions that can replace old tap dictation machines? Yes, there are several. Simple solutions like incorporating your recording device into your phone system (i.e. Avaya IP Office) will allow for recordings on demand and secure that file and send it off for transcription. There is also phone system software (i.e. Mutare) that can actually automate transcription efforts automatically for a simply recording. Or there are even hand held devices and mobile voice recognition applications (i.e. Nuance Dragon) that allow healthcare professionals to record on demand. Our IT professionals can review and assist you with options.

We have two independent electronic medical records solutions in place. Can we integrate these? Generally, we recommend against integration of 2 solutions. Integration of 2 solutions can cause headache and frustrations maybe not identified day one. EMR companies do not want to support integration and provide generic links back and forth from and to solutions. Imagine if one solution provided an upgrade a long the way. Now you have to worry did it break your integration if you did have integration in place. We encourage utilizing a single centralized repository. This decreases maintenance and management costs. For those that still want to pursue integration, Nationwide Health Information Network Connect (NHIN Connect) is an open source software and community that promotes interoperability.

What is Practice Management Software (PMS) ? This is general software that medical practices use on a day to day basis which includes tasks such as insurance management, billing, reporting, appointment scheduling, and overall patient information. Examples include, Cliniko, NueMD, Centricity Practice Management, Medical and Practice Management Suite, Medisoft, PeakPractice, Dr. Chrono Professional, Sage Intergy, Nortec EHR, Therabill and Practice Suite.


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Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Solutions and Services for your business servicing Minneapolis, Minnesota, markets and nationwide.

Stratosphere Networks is a comprehensive IT managed service provider for Minnesota and Nationwide markets that provides intelligent IT support for your business. Our IT consultants work with your business to identify your business needs. Our team of IT support professionals work around the clock to provide IT help desk, server, and infrastructure support for your business. Our network operations can help with all your IT requests remotely and in some rare instances that you require IT support on-site our dispatch team

Whether it’s help desk support, remote and on-site dispatch, network optimization, search engine optimization services (SEO), maintenance tasks (such as Windows Updates), proactive network monitoring, disaster recovery planning, planning to roll out a new line of business application (i.e. EMR, EHR, DMS, etc) network upgrade or migration planning (such as Microsoft Exchange), considering virtualizing your infrastructure (i.e. VMWare, Citrix, or Hyper-V) or simply moving to a new location, our team of experts can help ensure all aspects of your technology infrastructure are handled correctly.