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:
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.