The past year has been a period of sweeping and unremitting change in the healthcare IT sector, as new technologies have taken hold at a rapid pace and revolutionized the field. According to a recent GovernmentHealthIT report, there are a few technological trends that stood out during the past year.
While the U.S. government is working to reduce budgets and control spending in most areas, healthcare IT systems remain among the few avenues positioned for significant growth during the next few years, according to a recent Deltek study.
As the healthcare industry works to systematically change many of its IT policies and practices, some organizations are falling behind, InformationWeek reported. IT outsourcing to a HIPAA compliant hosting provider can resolve many of these issues by simplifying new investments and data center management.
Data breaches have become a major issue in the healthcare sector as more organizations have deployed robust electronic health record systems.
Businesses that maintain databases with highly sensitive content, need to be able to manage them in compliance with the guidelines set forth by regulatory standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and HIPAA.
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