Hospital IT Support
Welcome to the space we have dedicated to IT support for hospitals and their business partners!
For over 20 years, Network Depot has developed the experience needed to provide only the best in IT support for hospitals, as well as the organizations they collaborate with. These include dentists, general practices, radiation treatment facilities and medical specialists, all operating in and throughout the Washington DC Metro region.
The consummate professionals that make up our staff are extremely well versed in supporting the most commonly used suite of software in the medical field as a whole, Electronic Medical Records, or EMR. We are also highly capable of helping your hospital as a whole stay compliant with HIPAA-HITECH IT requirements.
Being a Network Depot client means you will have access to a wide variety of high-quality services and support, such as:
- Servicing and support for your hospital’s EMR systems
- Ensuring complete compliance with HIPAA-HITECH requirements through the creation of a solid plan
- Help with installing and implementing EMR software suites
- A budget you can rely on that does not change with each passing month
- Creation of a plan to make your office more mobile, which includes remote-work options
- Analysis of the different cloud-based and on-premise options, with knowledge of which will generate the most effective plan to use one or the other, or a combination of both
- Analysis, planning and strategy on how you can use tech enhancements to increase overall employee productivity
Based on the experience we have gathered over the last two decades, we have developed several blog posts and articles that we recommend you check out at your leisure. In them, you will find valuable insight and understanding into those trends and issues that are of particular interest to hospitals and their partners. Our website also contains much more information that you can also use as a resource for a wide range of tech questions or concerns. If you have something you are unable to locate an answer for on our site, please contact us directly so we can help you further.
Meeting HIPAA-HITECH Requirements
Working in a hospital means both managing and using the personal information of all patients and clients. As such, it is mandatory that strict adherence to HIPAA’s many security guidelines be maintained, vital in keeping medical and financial information as protected and safe as possible.
In the following article, you will find a complete background of HITECH and HIPAA, as well as the new requirements and auditing power they possess that can impact your hospital directly. Details of the different costs you can incur if you remain non-compliant are also gone into at great length in this article, as well as which actions and steps must be taken to remain HIPAA-compliant and avoid those nasty penalties non-compliance can bring.
Using the Cloud or a Dedicated Server
With much of patient registrations, files and general data converted into an electronic format in today’s modern business world, one of the most critical decisions that will need to be made by hospital administration is where best to store this data. This is important not only for safety concerns, but also for how well the information can be accessed and used. The choices that are currently available to most hospitals are a cloud solution, a dedicated, on-site server or a hybrid solution that uses both.
These following articles take an in-depth look into the attributes of the cloud, as well as the pros and cons you can run into with either a cloud or dedicated server. This information will be vital when it comes time to choose which option works best to fit your needs exactly.
Which Version of QuickBooks is Right for Your Company?
Although there are several cloud-based companies that offer accounting solutions for small businesses, with more cropping up each and every year, the software suite, QuickBooks, remains the overall preferred choice. If you would like complete information on what each option has to offer, as well as the advantages and drawbacks of each, please read the following article.
Is VOIP the Right Solution for Your Telecommunication Needs?
While having a reliable email service is crucial to the efficacy of modern businesses, a high-functioning telephone system remains as one of the primary backbones of successful business communication. In the proceeding blog post, we detail the differences between the two major systems currently available, Private Branch Exchange (PBX) and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP). Each has its own unique drawbacks and benefits, which will also be explained in great detail.
Our goal with these articles is to help you gain valuable insight into the trends and issues that deal with hospitals, and that you have an enjoyable time doing so. If you need further assistance with any IT-related questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us here.