28 recent health IT tips and strategies from CIOs, vendors and industry experts

Here are 28 recent insights, strategies and tips from industry insiders and experts.

1. Secure remote access to patient data with two-factor authentication.
2. Internal and external threats look different — plan for both.
3. Ready your IT today for tomorrow's booming patient population.
4. Use provider expertise by enabling digital technology.
5. Collect more data to better measure patient outcomes.
6. Design technology with physicians in mind.
7. Manage the human factor in health IT.
8. Encrypt or destroy data for HIPAA compliance.
9. Digitize your progress notes to better track health outcomes.
10. Give executives more security awareness training.
11. Don't respond to cyberattacks — prevent them.
12. Put accountable care IT to work.
13. Reclaim full capacity of your IT system.
14. 'Magic' is a data protection strategy that doesn't work.
15. Know when hackers enter your network.
16. Good documentation improves clinical outcomes.
17. HIT solutions solve more than just tech problems.
18. Use data mining tools to fix charging conundrums.
19. Increase care collaboration, embrace BYOD and protect PHI.
20. Avoid the tech early-adopter buying trap.
21. Differentiate your business via software, not hardware.
22. Don't chase the minutiae.
23. Use a CDN whenever you can.
24. Utilize the Certified HIT Product List to help thoroughly evaluate your IT.
25. Understand your value-based modifier performance to maximize reimbursement, reputation.
26. Use automated testing to be confident with your releases.
27. Quick, easy access to information is imperative.
28. Embrace consumerism.

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