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July 29, 2020 | by Ritika Bramhe
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Australia’s Department of Health Suffers PHI Breach Due to Pagers

In an unprecedented incident that has left medical authorities in Western Australia (WA) in disbelief, a local teenager has been found to be the mastermind behind a massive data breach. The breach intercepted thousands of names, phone numbers and communications between doctors responding to the COVID-19 crisis from their pagers. This is an unfortunate incident … Continued

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July 23, 2020 | by Ritika Bramhe
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On-Call Scheduling: Building a Winning On-Call Schedule for Your Team

On-call scheduling enables 24/7/365 availability of service providers for critical issues like system downtime, technician response for critical systems, and patient care. Learn about the importance of on-call schedules for your organization and its customers, how to design an on-call schedule, and multiple ways you can build an on-call scheduling program that will improve customer … Continued

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July 22, 2020 | by Christopher Gonzalez
Clinical communication and collaboration

OnPage Mentioned in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Clinical Communication and Collaboration

Clinical communication and collaboration (CC&C) systems enhance care coordination to improve the patient experience. The systems are equipped with secure mobile messaging, allowing care teams to ditch their insecure pagers for HIPAA-compliant smartphone applications. Gartner, the global leader in tech research, has released its Hype Cycle for Real-Time Health System (RTHS) Technologies, 2020. The release … Continued

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July 16, 2020 | by Sam Sharon
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Tools to Manage Cyber Risk in a Growing Organization

Cyber Risk in a Growing Business Within the cyber security industry, it is well known that as a company grows, so does its attack surface. This trend lends itself largely to the fact that as more employees are hired, more company-owned machines (laptops, tablets, etc.) are distributed. The risk is that once a company-owned machine … Continued

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July 14, 2020 | by Christopher Gonzalez
Email alerting

FYI: Email Alerting Isn’t Enough

Email alerting is an inefficient way to receive and address critical alerts. Email inboxes tend to get flooded with “clutter,” as irrelevant messages bury urgent incident notifications. Incident management procedures require incident management systems, ensuring that urgent issues are immediately addressed.  Yet, some services are reluctant to say goodbye to email alerting and its inefficiencies. … Continued

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July 10, 2020 | by Ritika Bramhe
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NHS on Its Final Leg of Pager Replacement

If you’ve been following the U.K. healthcare landscape, you would know that the country has been considering replacing pagers for the longest time. This may soon materialize, partly accelerated by the challenges that doctors are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pager replacement initiative not only signifies a pivotal shift from the aging infrastructure, but it … Continued

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July 7, 2020 | by Christopher Gonzalez
Personal Information Security

Personal Information Security and OnPage’s Commitment to User Privacy

When making purchasing decisions, organizations must consider a vendor’s product pricing, promised benefits and level of customer service. Thorough vendor evaluation tends to result in successful investments, allowing organizations to reap the benefits of their newly acquired products without buyer’s remorse. Unfortunately, some buyers dismiss the importance of personal information security and how the vendor … Continued

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June 29, 2020 | by Christopher Gonzalez
HIPAA Compliant Text Messaging

HIPAA-Compliant Text Messaging: Best Practices and Policies

HIPAA compliant text messaging enables healthcare providers to securely communicate with patients and other healthcare providers. To ensure HIPAA compliance, you need to use HIPAA standards to create secure electronic data transmissions (in this case, text messages). The goal is to secure transmissions that contain protected health information (PHI). To become HIPAA compliant, electronic communications … Continued

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June 25, 2020 | by Ritika Bramhe
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Create On-Call Schedule Exceptions in Just a Few Clicks

OnPage’s incident alert management platform continues to evolve, providing powerful features and capabilities to clients. The OnPage product team proactively monitors requests for future advancements and launches them to enhance clients’ business processes. Continuous innovation allows OnPage to align with growing business needs, while adapting to the ever-changing trends of the digital operations world.  OnPage’s … Continued

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June 24, 2020 | by Christopher Gonzalez
HIPAA Compliance Checklist

Building Your HIPAA Compliance Checklist

Achieving HIPAA compliance is a key objective of today’s healthcare facilities and treatment centers. It ensures that patient information and electronic health records (EHRs) remain protected. Though important, some healthcare facilities fail to achieve HIPAA compliance. The inability to achieve compliance results in the loss of sensitive patient information, and requires facilities to pay hefty … Continued

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