June 11th, 2019
HIPAA Compliancy: Why IT Matters
In the digital age, HIPAA compliancy is more complex than ever. With technology in healthcare and senior living comes electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) and the need to protect it. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can mean heavy fines, lawsuits, or criminal charges.
May 15th, 2019
What do Those IT Guys do Anyway?
The professionals that serve your company’s IT needs can often seem like a mystery. You come to work and unless you’re having an issue with your computer, the network, or a printer, you might even forget they exist.
But, the truth is, you wouldn’t be able to do your job without your IT team toiling behind the scenes, long after you’ve left the office, to give you a seamless user experience.
APRIL 26TH, 2019
Will the General IT Practitioner Suffice?
Choosing how to manage IT for your senior care facility can seem like a daunting task. You want the best possible IT solution so you can focus your time and energy on your residents.
In most cases, you will have to choose between hiring a general IT practitioner, hiring a number of specialists, or hiring a remotely-managed IT service provider.
APRIL 19TH, 2019
We rely on technology for just about everything these days, including keeping our businesses up and running. But, what do you do when your tech breaks? Unless you are an IT genius yourself, you hire someone. Every business has the need for IT services.
What that looks like for each business across a wide range of industries looks very different. However, what it really boils down to is should you hire a generalist or a specialist?
APRIL 16TH, 2019
When One IT Guy Isn’t Enough
From system maintenance and security, computing devices, internet circuits, WLAN, and LAN equipment, operating system updates, to Microsoft Windows patches, antivirus, malware, and security updates a senior living facility IT guy’s to-do list is never-ending.
But, what do you do when your IT workload has truly exceeded your IT staff of one? Being in this situation is actually a good one—it means your business is growing.
APRIL 4TH, 2019
Insourced vs Outsourced IT
If you’ve already established that one IT guy might not be enough to meet the needs of your senior living facility, the next move would be to determine whether you should insource or outsource your IT functions.
While most organizations agree on the significance of new technologies not all of them are sure whether it’s better to develop organizations in-house or to outsource them to experts in the field.