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Getting Ready to Buy a Server? WHY???

I had the radio on for background noise and a commercial came on from a local IT services company touting that they will build servers for small businesses. I was sure that I misheard the commercial and waited for it to be replayed. I heard it correctly. They were indeed targeting the small business community […]

Security: You can’t just check the boxes

Organizations rely on safety nets to protect their bottom line from a catastrophic event. The healthcare industry is no different. Security breaches are becoming more rampant and, due to government regulations, expensive to address in their aftermath. To protect themselves, organizations are taking out liability insurance policies to help defer the costs when a data […]

Unified Secure Communications

Here is a good discussion on the topic of Unified Clinical Communications. Check out the article. We’ve been integrating communication solutions in hospital settings for years and Dr. Schmuland is dead-on. One thing I would add to his article is “Secure” and I’ll touch on that. The technology itself is relatively easy. The critical items […]

Congratulations Reading Hospital @ReadingHosp

Everyone at WAKE TSI would like to congratulate the Reading Health System (RHS) team for their Outstanding Achievement Award from the Interactive Media Council. We are exceptionally proud that the Internet and Intranet projects were managed by one of our Senior Project Managers. This is just one real world example of how we put into […]

Vendors Are Waking Up

Finally!!! Vendors are waking up – There are tangible, measurable benefits to HIPAA compliant, secure communications. They all promote their features but have left it up to the hospitals to figure out the payback. Who wants to dump significant dollars into an enterprise solution without knowing the potential upside? WAKE TSI works with all the […]

The Practice Dilemma – Reimbursements and Technology

Physician practices of all sizes are currently feeling the squeeze of dwindling reimbursements. The conundrum of receiving reimbursements is related primarily to hassles with payers, prior authorizations, and government red tape (Medical Economics). To put it bluntly, a significant number of practices are receiving less money to provide the same services. These providers are forced […]

The Happiness of Project Success !

About a month ago I hired a consultant to help me move my email from one PC to another, which involved a number of steps, including upgrading to another email system, combining files, and ensuring more than one email site was downloading to a single ‘pull’ source correctly, etc. My topic is: WHY did I […]

Dwindling Reimbursements

Combat the 800 LB Gorilla in the Room Smarter and Harder The saying “time equals money” has never applied more to the small-medium sized physician practice than at this particular time in history. Especially with the passing of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Physicians are complaining about shrinking reimbursement rates (rightfully so) and the physician […]

Crash & Burn – The Sad Tale of healthcare.gov

Where was the Project Manager (PM) for healthcare.gov while it was crashing on takeoff? It’s too bad we will probably never know what really happened since spin is all you get in DC. “There’s never time to do it right the first time, but there is always time (& money) to do it again” is […]

Change is Happening Whether You Like It or Not

“To improve is to change. To be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill Change is a scary thing for almost everyone. Whether it is in your personal or professional life, change is often not welcomed with open arms. There is skepticism, hesitation, resentment, fear, or just the urge to stick to old habits. […]

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