Top 10 Items to Incorporate for IT in Your Strategic Planning

With the landscape of the long-term post-acute care (LTPAC) arena changing drastically, now and in the very near future, having a Strategic Plan in place for your organization is more important now than ever.  With value based reimbursement, consumer demands, and the hospitals’ mandate for data…the LTPAC market is more competitive than it has ever been!  We have to do more for less, and having a plan to overcome this is vital.  Furthermore, technology is no longer something to merely “keep up on” in this industry, it is one of the most valuable tools we have on our belt.  It is probably the single most key component to taking our strategic plans from being focused on “surviving” to being focused on “thriving.”

What technology initiatives are most important to focus on when developing a Strategic Plan in the LTPAC arena?  Here are ProviNET’s top 10:

5 Considerations when Developing the IT Budget

Almost every type of organization struggles with effective information technology (IT) budgeting. Often there is a disconnect between the IT team and the finance department; the IT team doesn’t understand the organization’s budgeting process and the finance department doesn’t understand IT. Leaders can remedy this disconnect by changing the organization’s approach to IT budgeting and move it from an annual “make it fit” endeavor into a much more meaningful ongoing planning process.

5 Reasons Your Organization Should Move to the Cloud

Below are the 5 reasons your organization should  move to the cloud. What you should know about moving your organization to the cloud and the benefits of making the switch.

Learn about the security advantages and migration techniques of cloud-based tools. You may have heard a lot about the benefits of the cloud, but do you know why—or how —it can help  drive greater impact?

ProviNET Ranks as 113th Best MSP in the World

ProviNET Solutions ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings.

SECURITY ALERT! New Threat Attacks Routers and Network Storage Devices

A new threat which targets a range of routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices is capable of knocking out infected devices by rendering them unusable. The malware, known as VPNFilter, is unlike most other Internet of Things (IoT) threats because it is capable of maintaining a persistent presence on an infected device, even after a reboot. VPNFilter has a range of capabilities including spying on traffic being routed through the device.

How will Your Small Business Benefit from Managed IT Services?

As a Small Business owner you spend countless hours making sure your company is running efficiently and promoting your products or services. You are being pulled in every aspect of the day to day operations; and technology shouldn’t have to be your focus. We know technology and we know how vital it is in helping improve your business. Don’t let managing your technology become an unwarranted stress for your organization! Let the experts provide solutions to help you.

Congress Enacts CLOUD act through Omnibus Spending Bill

In the early morning hours of Friday March 23, the United States congress passed a $1.3 trillion dollar spending bill allowing the government to spend money through September 2018. The bill passed 65-32 in the senate, averting a potential government shutdown and funding the government through September 30.

This omnibus bill (like many other historical omnibus bills) contains a lot of new legislation, and we’re just starting to learn about some of the impacts of this new legislation now. Specifically, there are some provisions in this new bill that impact the way that we all use technology.

Understanding the Differences Between Medical and Consumer Grade Devices

As I started doing research to help senior living organizations select the appropriate hardware for the clinical staff to document care on, I was utterly astounded at how big of a difference there was between medical grade and consumer grade hardware.  In fact, I was surprised to learn there was even such a thing as “medical grade” hardware!  As I learned more about what those differences were and how they impacted the investment that senior living organizations were making when purchasing POC devices, I now see the vitality of such a consideration when making a selection.

The Ideal Point of Care Device for Healthcare Organizations

At ProviNET Solutions we are constantly vetting the marketplace to help ensure our best of breed recommendations continue to be of value to our clients. For that, we take pride in the solutions we routinely endorse. Specifically, we understand how important it is for our healthcare clients in choosing the correct Point of Care devices knowing how incredibly impactful it can be to an organization if they don’t have the right solution in place. This is why for the last 5 years, ProviNET Solutions has partnered with Pioneer Solution as they offer a number of medical grade touchscreen options that are an ideal fit for healthcare organizations.

CASE STUDY – Time for Change: Implementing both a New and Improved Wireless and Nurse Call System

Peace Village came to ProviNET Solutions with hopes of expanding wireless coverage throughout its campus. The organization’s main objective was to increase wireless strength inside each of the buildings, allowing residents and staff to stay connected anywhere on the campus. This endeavor required a lot of structured cabling to be installed throughout those buildings to provide connectivity for the access points.