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3 Steps to Reduce Technology Complexity for the Healthcare Caregiver

Healthcare Patient Engagement

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Is your healthcare model using multiple devices or complex applications to manage patient information? This can cause many complications and consume much precious time that could otherwise go towards providing the best possible care for people in need. Instead of having to manage all these different types of pieces, your healthcare team can have more control over patient data in an easier way.

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3 Reasons to Use SaaS in Your Business-to-Customer (B2C) Call Center

3 Reasons to Use Saas in Your Business to Customer Call Center

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Companies are increasingly embracing Software as a Service (SaaS), which, although originally designed for internal use by companies and departments, has quickly become an attractive option for B2C companies looking to provide their customer access to software from the cloud. SaaS is revolutionizing the business-to-customer call center industry by taking advantage of its ease of use and flexibility when compared with other options, like on-premises systems. Here are three main reasons your business to customer company should consider migrating your call center to a SaaS platform:

  1. Ease of Use

    SaaS is a great way to make your customer support even more efficient and streamlined. You can manage everything from within one application, so you do not have to keep checking for new updates or conduct business with multiple vendors. A single portal for various applications distills customer service down to its simplest and most effective form.

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3 Critical Times You Should Start IT Change Management Processes for Cost-Effective ITSM

When Should You Start IT Change Management

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It is great to have IT change management systems and standards in place to support any changes your organization needs to implement. It is equally important to know when you should be initiating those processes to most effectively be agile and aid process-improvement practices.

IT administrators understand that their ITSM systems are complex, multi-faceted environments that require constant maintenance on time and on budget. To manage and retain the IT budgets available, they have to ensure data and processes are synchronized and reflected in a timely and cost-effective way. This level of management is essential to keeping IT operations on schedule and budgets kept under control. It can be challenging to transition from traditional to modernized/digital ITSM to ensure best practices are being followed so that you can adapt and maintain your business.

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Top AI Trends & Developments That Improve Cybersecurity for Businesses

Top AI Trends & Developments That Improve Cybersecurity for Businesses

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Believe it or not, the concept of artificial intelligence (AI) dates back to the 1950s, when researchers first began thinking about ways in which machines could simulate human intelligence. With that being said, AI is not a new system. It has been around for decades and has become popular with organizations of all kinds. It is touted to be the technology capable of staying on top of a company and industry-specific trends, all while achieving higher-levels of productivity among employees.

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Here are the Top Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Businesses Today

Top Cybersecurity Threats Facing Small Businesses Today

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With so many potential risks to cybersecurity, it is no surprise that data protection is a top priority for many small businesses in the U.S. When a business evaluates its cybersecurity position, it is encouraged to look at it from three key positions:

  • Layered
  • Technology-based solutions on-premises
  • Internal cloud technology

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Stop the Turnover: How to Retain IT Help Desk Personnel

Happy IT Help Desk Personnel

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IT help desks have some of the highest turnover, which is very costly, pushing 40%. Why is that? John Loyd suggests several reasons, including high stress, lack of experience, and feeling ineffective. And so, how can organizations and leaders go about to better retain their IT help desk employees?

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How to Identify & Prevent Data Threats by Employees in the Workplace

How to Identify & Prevent Data Threats by Employees in the Workplace

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As technology becomes more sophisticated, so are the threats to our data and privacy. A recent survey of 150 Inc. 5000 companies revealed that 53 percent of respondents said they feel more confident about the security of their company's data now compared to five years ago. Though the renewed confidence amongst organizations is a welcomed surprise, cyber threats continue to be an ever-evolving hazard. Not only are cyber criminals becoming more nimble in their efforts, but cybercrime can also often happen much closer to home base.

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How to Implement a Proactive IT Help Desk

Proactive vs. Reactive It Help Desk

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The typical conception of the IT help desk is a group of support people ready to be contacted by employees with any number of types of problems, and the help desk staff willing and able to go about resolving these issues--a process that is "reactive" in nature.

But, what if those problems never even occurred? Or, what if they were mitigated before the customer even had them?

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How a Mobile Help Desk Solves These Top 5 Obstacles to Providing High Quality Customer Service

Mobile Help Desk Solves Top 5 Obstacles to High Quality Customer Service

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A mobile help desk is a tool used by organizations to better communicate with their customers. It provides the opportunity to not only standardize communications but also to improve the speed of replies. Help desks initially began as ticketing systems to handle customer concerns but have grown to become a one-stop-shop for customer service best practices. What can a mobile help desk do for you today? It provides insight into the experiences of your customers and internal features including the performance of your support teams.

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A 2021 Snapshot: 5 Main Causes of HIPAA Violations in Healthcare

HIPAA Compliance Violations

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In the United States, healthcare organizations are required to abide by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. This act provides guidelines pertaining to the handling of patient information across a number of platforms. When healthcare organizations are looking for cloud solutions to manage their data, ensuring that they are HIPAA compliant is a necessity.

The Office for Civil Rights in the United States periodically conducts HIPAA compliance audits on healthcare organizations. Most recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) performed audits of 166 covered entities and 41 business associates to check on compliance with selected provisions of the HIPAA Rules. Whether done through ignorance or negligence, HIPAA violations often come with large fines that can range from hundreds of thousands of dollars, to millions, depending on the severity.

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