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5 Reasons to Use a HIPAA-Compliant Cloud Solution for Change Management

Cloud IT Change Management

IT Change Management has many benefits including automating the submission, tracking, and approval for IT changes. It also cuts costs, reduces support calls and increases employee productivity.

When thinking about these benefits, there is also the advantage of helping your company become more secure by having your change management platform in a HIPAA-compliant cloud infrastructure. A recent InformationAge article from Giva explains these benefits in detail: The five reasons to keep change management in a HIPAA compliant cloud

Although many cloud vendors have been around for years, it does not mean they are HIPAA compliant. Make sure your company does its research before choosing which vendor they will trust to keep their information secure.

Hiring Strategies for the 21st Century

Job Hiring

Like it or not, gone are the times where businesses could effectively eliminate candidates for hire based on things like their grade point average, the quality of their educational institution, and even something as basic as age. With the advancement of the technological world and constant innovation, businesses are more strapped and stressed than ever trying to find qualified candidates for positions that are growing in relevance, such as qualitative analytics. This is because, as times change, hiring practices have not. Pre-qualifications that are borderline discriminatory to a good portion of essentially qualified applicants are eliminating an entire potential workforce.

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4 Benefits of Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping Process Success

One of the best ways to organize your thoughts is through Mind Mapping. This concept has been around for a while and it is one of those rare things in life where there is no right or wrong. Mind Mapping can be used for planning team projects or just as a personal way to keep track of your thoughts. Let's take a closer look at the concept.

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Why to Encourage Negative Feedback from Customers

Setting Goals

Is your company's customer service department stuck in the mantra that negative feedback should be swept under the rug and kept silent? Negative customer feedback can be a death knell in today's world of intense competition, social media and instant virtual report cards, but it doesn't have to be!

In Giva's recent Customer Think article "Why Encourage Negative Feedback to Make Customers "Sticky"?' learn how to embrace negative feedback and turn your customers into a massive marketing force. This guide details how to make the best out of unfavorable responses to keep your customers coming back every time!

3 Tips When Making Tough Business Decisions Involving Employees

Employee Management & HR Decisions

When it comes to making business decisions involving employees, things can become a little difficult for any business, no matter the size, to navigate. If one is very involved with the employees, it can be difficult on a personal level. Even though studies have shown that getting to know employees on a personal level, and not just in a business setting, increases happiness in the workplace, management of all forms and levels are often discouraged from getting to know employees on a personal basis for this reason.

This difficulty is often amplified when a business needs to be letting go of employees. Whether it is in the process of downsizing, or simply has to cut out employees because of technological advancements and integration, here are three things to keep in mind:

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3 Key Factors in Employee Incentives

Employee Incentives & Motivation

Found mostly in businesses that involve heavy sales, employee incentives can be a great way to motivate employees and increase sales. If businesses handle employee incentives in the right way, it could mean the difference between an average quarterly business report and a superior one that elevates the business' status. There is a right and a wrong way to introduce incentives to employees. These are the three key steps in implementation:

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Change Management with an eHealthRecord

eHealthRecord

If your business requires working with an eHealthRecord (EHR), consider investing in some change management software to help out your IT department. Having a change management module as part of your help desk will make it easy for employees to put in a Request for Change (RFC) for the eHealthRecord. Change management has many benefits for any IT department.

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Customer Service Apologies

Customer Service Best Practices Apologizing

Sometimes it is necessary to apologize. Apologies usually come after a mistake has been made. The idea of acknowledging that there is something to apologize for is off-putting to many businesses, but the fact is, mistakes sometimes happen. Whenever your company is dealing with customers who would like an issue addressed or have a complaint to make, an apology is a good place to start.

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Healthcare and The Cloud

Cloud Healthcare Applications Security

The healthcare industry is moving towards using the cloud. More and more healthcare CIOs are choosing cloud systems for their businesses. Storing data in the cloud makes it easier to access and easier to share. Still, there have been some concerns about how secure the cloud is and if using the cloud is HIPAA-compliant. The transition to using the cloud is underway, so let us take a closer look at healthcare and the cloud.

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Is Your Company a HIPAA Business Associate?

HIPAA Covered Entities & Business Associates

HIPAA laws concerning the privacy and security of health information are quite strict. Currently, business associates of HIPAA covered entities must also be HIPAA-compliant. Most businesses are aware whether or not their company is a HIPAA covered entity or not, but what about a HIPAA business associate? If you signed a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA), defined here, then you are definitely a business associate. The following are some of the instances where there might be some questions:

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