Overview of Healthcare EDI and Data Integration Challenges

The great efficiency that we enjoy (or bemoan for some!) in our 21st century life is that information can flow at the speed of light as bit and bytes of data. It seems that what we enter and click on here shortly thereafter ends up in a delivery package there.

How to plan a reliable backup strategy for your business

Unexpected events test the strength and resilience of your enterprise. When disaster strikes, how can you ensure that business continues as usual?

In the event of security breaches or natural disasters that could disrupt your day-to-day operations, all small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) should have a reliable disaster and backup recovery plan (DRP). How can you design an effective backup strategy?

Benefits of custom web applications for your business

Using web applications for your business has several advantages. For example, these make both real-time collaboration and hassle-free data recovery possible. There are hundreds of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software you can integrate into your workflows, from automating data entry to enhancing team collaboration.

Creating an engaging cybersecurity training program

Implementing a cybersecurity training program may not be at the top of your to-do list right now, but it should be. Just before 2018 ended, a cyberattack paralyzed the operations of major newspapers in the country, including that of The Chicago Tribune.

Managed IT vs. in-house technician: Which option is best for your business?

Businesses utilize various technologies that are critical to their operations. From something as simple as Outlook to a SharePoint collaboration platform to a software that automates payroll, technology permeates every nook and cranny of the workflow that a simple IT glitch can jeopardize productivity and cause business downtime.

5 business benefits of workflow automation

Sci-fi enterprises like Star Wars and The Terminator may be responsible for the association of the popular imagination of automation to images of sentient robots and androids taking over people's jobs. In reality, however, automation is something more subtle than the images these worlds portray.

3 Signs you need to move your business to the cloud

Businesses will continue to move to the cloud in droves for years to come. And while many businesses have begun taken their first steps, some are still unsure whether or not they should invest more. It’s always good to weigh your options before deciding to integrate new technology into your business, but it is also unwise to wait too long before making a decision.

Go the extra mile in patient care with EHR

More than being just another HIPAA requirement, electronic health records (EHRs) are integral components of a sophisticated healthcare system that, when used intelligently, will give patients the best possible medical experience.

Each record in your EHR database is vital, as it contains a wealth of information about a patient’s medical history, including their blood type, their allergy triggers, and the notes of their last attending physician.

How to pick a disaster recovery plan that aligns with your business needs

Businesses in Chicago might be safer from natural disasters than those in coastal areas, but data breaches and other man-made catastrophes are just as big a risk in the Windy City as they are in any other part of the country. Last year, the number of cybersecurity attacks that crippled businesses all over the world made 2017 one of the worst on record.

Avoid these risks at all costs when drafting a strategic IT plan

Planning ahead is one of the best things any business owner can do to ensure reliable business growth. It's true for human resources and it's true for technology. But unless you're a seasoned IT expert, keeping up with a constant barrage of updates and changes to the hardware and software solutions you hope to implement is a losing battle.