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Healthcare Experiences Twice the Number of Cyber Attacks As Other Industries

CSO By Ladi Adefala | MARCH 06, 2018 Healthcare has become the second largest sector of the U.S. economy, accounting for 18% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017, and is rivaled only by U.S. Federal Government’s 20% share of GDP in the same year. Not surprisingly, IT spending in healthcare is keeping pace, reaching $100 billion in 2017. As […]

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There’s No Question! We’re Compatible with MEDITECH 6.x

The rumor mill appears to be churning again. Those of us in the MEDITECH community know it is small and information moves around it quickly. Sometimes the information is true, oftentimes it is not. We recently heard there were concerns that our product Desktop Fax does not work with versions of MEDITECH 6.x. Not to worry! We have numerous customers running […]

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Moving to MEDITECH 6.x?

As always, I thank our customers for choosing Interbit Data as a partner for their HCIS environment. We are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide the best products and services available in the marketplace. Every once in a while, we receive information that customers and prospective customers have been advised that our products are incompatible with the MEDITECH […]

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A Day in the Life of a Doctor, Nurse, Pharmacist or Admissions Person When the Healthcare Information System Goes Down

Hospitals are a bit like cities. Cities have systems that keep them running, such as sanitation, police, and power. Hospitals have an HCIS. What happens when this system stops running? For a hospital, suddenly, the technology that helped it run like a well-oiled machine is gone. Uh oh. It will impact the entire hospital, but arguably the following four roles […]

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Does Your HCIS Downtime Plan Resemble a 5k Race?

One moment all was “normal.” Or the “normal” that nurses and other clinicians, admissions and pharmacy staff experience each day. But then the hospital gets an unexpected surprise. The patient rounds, the dispensing of meds, the patient intake, the normal things that happen every day, shift after shift, suddenly get the equivalent of a splash of cold water to the […]

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