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.
GAN Board Chair, Rich Schutt, Shares Vision for Global Ageing in 2018
Providence Life Services CEO, Rich Schutt is looking forward to leading the Global Ageing Network as their new board chair in 2018. In a recent article, he shared his vision which included three main objectives for the upcoming year.
An Enterprise Action Plan to address Meltdown and Spectre
Undoubtedly, in recent days you’ve heard about the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities making headlines. If you’re unsure of what Meltdown and Spectre are – spend a few minutes searching the internet, and you’ll find plenty of excellent articles explaining what the vulnerability is. In short, Meltdown is a security flaw that could allow malicious hackers to bypass the hardware barrier between applications run by users and computer’s core processing memory, which is normally highly protected. Spectre is slightly different; it potentially allows hackers to trick otherwise error-free applications into give up secret information.
4 Things to look forward to in 2018
Happy New Year! We truly hope that 2018 is a healthy, happy and prosperous year for you – in fact – we want to help you make it that way!
I’m “jacked” (yes, I’ve been watching a lot re-runs of “Fixer Upper” on HGTV during my Christmas break) for 2018. ProviNET had a remarkable 2017, helping hundreds of customers and thousands of users make the most of their technology; but, I can’t wait for what is in store for 2018. In the words of Emeril, we’re kicking things up a notch.
How to Identify Risks, Protect against Threats and Respond if Attacked: A New White Paper and Free Benchmarking Questionnaire from LeadingAge’s CAST
LeadingAge CAST has released a new white paper and free benchmarking questionnaire today that can be used in tandem to help providers identify risk, protect against threats, and respond if attacked. The paper and benchmarking questionnaire will help providers to think through concerns related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) rules; analyze risks based on assessment and expert data on common threats; identify and implement best-practices and management techniques; develop a plan following a cybersecurity assessment; and understand, broadly, options and approaches to protect their data and technology infrastructure.
2017 in Review
ProviNET Solutions would like to thank our clients, partners, and team for a successful 2017. We look forward to 2018! Here’s a special look at the unbelievable numbers from the past year:
Case Study: Network Overhaul Fixes Residents’ Wi-Fi
Residents at LeadingAge Provider Member Vinson Hall Retirement Community, an active, resident-focused Life Plan Community in McLean, VA, were not pleased when their television and internet services were inconsistent throughout the campus. To solve the issue and improve access for all, Vinson Hall worked with LeadingAge CAST Supporter ProviNET Solutions to overhaul the network.
Providence Life Services and ProviNET Solutions Attend Thrive Center Grand Opening
Providence Life Services CEO, Rich Schutt, and ProviNET Solutions CIO, Carl Goodfriend attended Thrive Center’s much anticipated grand opening last Thursday, October 19th.