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5 Easy Ways To Assess Cloud-Based Capabilities

Healthcare organizations are aggressively changing out expensive, outdated systems in favor of more flexible cloud-based applications. It just makes good business sense. Often, you get a far better product at a fraction of the price. And because you’re partnering with a third-party service, you don’t have the same stringent security issues you once faced when everything was in-house.

Easy Security Tips To Keep You and Your Remote Workers Safe

How many people in your practice take work home with them? How many of them work remotely, at least part of the time?

This probably comes as no surprise to you, but the way people are working is changing … a lot. According to Global Workplace Analytics:

The work-at-home environment has grown by 173 percent since 2005
4.7 million employees work from home at least half of the time
40 percent of US employers offer flexible workplace options

That might be where we stand today, but the same study suggests that the work-at-home environment is going to continue to increase at breakneck speed:

50 percent of the US workforce currently have jobs that can be performed at least partially remotely
80 to 90 percent of US workforce would like to work remotely, at least part of the time

Security is hard enough when everyone is in the same working environment.

How To Create a Security Culture For Your Practice

According to the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA), security culture is defined as:

"a pattern of behaviors, beliefs, assumptions, attitudes, and ways of doing things around the information security within an organization."

It impacts an organization’s knowledge base and perspective about the way they make decisions on everything:

Your BYOD (bring your own device) policy
Your patch policy
Your hiring policy for the IT department
Your purchasing policy for updating systems and technology

What does your security policy say about you?

The real purpose of creating a security culture

Why should you concern yourself with increasing security culture in your practice? Common sense says it’s to make technology more secure.

7 IT Trends To Prepare Your Practice For In 2020

Think for a moment about how your practice will look in the year 2025.

Will it change much from how you operate today?

The biggest changes will undoubtedly involve technology. There’s no arguing that digital transformation is coming on strong. While you don’t have to take a big leap of faith today and switch every system currently in place with a digital resource, you will start falling behind if you don’t have a plan for change.