If you're in the Healthcare Industry, or more specifically, a member of IT that services a Healthcare organization, you should be spending some time over at Healthcare IT news. A good example of why is seen in one of their latest posts: The Top 10 Technologies to Embrace Before EMRs.
Now, this is an especially helpful list if you are an organization that has yet to embrace EMR. It presents a straight-forward starting point on a number of technologies that will benefit users and patients alike. It also serves a dual purpose for an IT professional, helping you identify technologies that, if not already, are on the radar of leadership within your organization. It's very likely you will need to be prepared for directives that may have already started, and include some, if not all, of the ten items mentioned in the list.
Of course, any proactive IT profession knows that you‘ll also want to be ready for the increased exposure that the technologies on that list may present as well. For that reason, we have a checklist (after the break) that will help prep you for new technology integration.
Get Introduced to the Best Practices from ITIL
Evaluate Configuration and Change Management Processes
Consider Updating Legacy Help Desk Software