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Health Care

Keeping Your Technology Healthy

Not all Health Care businesses are the same, but they do have some common technology requirements.  Regulations have placed a significant burden on Medical Practices.  Finding a balance between keeping patients healthy, running a successful medical practice, and remaining compliant with strict standards is challenging to say the least.  We know that every small practice doesn’t have institutional budgets, but has many institutional needs.  As a practice manager, managing physician, or practice shareholder, you realize the significance of your technology decisions and need a partner who can help guide, manage, and support your medical practices technology in the best way.  We are familiar with regulations such as HIPAA and have productivity tools that are easy to use and will keep you compliant while letting your practice stay profitable.

Our oath to you, a Technological Hippocratic Oath, we have each recited as part of our initiation in becoming a better technology consultant for your medical practice.

The Avid Practice Technology Hippocratic Oath

I swear by Apollo the Healer, by Hephaestus, by Heracles, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers and sisters, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons and daughters, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken the consultant’s oath, but to nobody else.

I will use compassionate care to help those in need according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury and wrong-doing. Neither will I administer a virus, malware, or attack to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a person an Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) to cause electronic destruction. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

Into whatsoever businesses I enter, I will enter to help those in need, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the devices of man or woman, enlightened or otherwise. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my interactions with men and women, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever reputation among all people for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me.

Translation by James Loeb and modifications by Shawn Levin

All seriousness aside, what makes medical practices unique besides compliance and the perpetual intent to improve lives of those around them is the software needed for effective operation.  Below is a list of concepts all practice managers or managing physicians should take into account when evaluating the best practice management, other productivity application technology or security solutions.  We understand the specific needs of medical practices and will work closely with you to develop, deploy, and manage your long-term strategy.

  1. Patient Record Management
    1. Electronic Medical Records
    2. Patient Notes
    3. Secure Sharing
  2. Practice management Software
    1. Scheduling
    2. Billing and Collection
    3. Insurance Companies
    4. Prescriptions and E-prescribing
    5. Staff Coordination
    6. Practice Analytics
    7. Form Generation
    8. Patient Portal
    9. Patient Appointment Reminders
  3. Connected Medical Appliances
    1. Diagnostic Equipment Integration
    2. Photography
    3. Tablets
  4. Security
    1. Network Security Deployment and Management
    2. Managed Firewalls
    3. Managed Network Switches
    4. Managed Wi-Fi and Wireless Access
  5. Encryption
    1. Device Encryption
    2. Data Encryption
    3. Backup Encryption

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