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Are We in Healthcare? In 2013 I moved down to Saint Petersburg, FL to turn around what I thought was a Food Manufacturing and Home Delivered Meal company. Now make no mistake, it was absolutely that. ... Continue Reading
What is a Healthcare ERP? In the early 90s, the Gartner Group first coined the term ERP as the next evolution of software for manufacturing companies. Before this, a manufacturing company might have a separate accounting, purchasing, inventory, ... Continue Reading
Portals and Automation: The Key to Surviving the Payor Data Trap When serving payors (insurance companies) there appears to be two types of customers in their eyes. Those where filing claims is all the information they need, and those where they expect troves of ... Continue Reading
ERP Cool Feature Series: Printed Physical Receipts From time to time I like to highlight some of the more unique things we do with our ERP. The cool thing about our system is that it has a great foundation for ... Continue Reading
ERP in the Cloud vs. On-Premise: It "The dirty little secret of cloud spend is that the bill never really goes down," says J.R. Storment, executive director of the FinOps Foundation. This quote was found in a recent ZDNet article espousing the ... Continue Reading
HIPAA Compliant Software with PHI: In The Cloud vs On-Premise? Many years ago (before Apple's second surge) I would sit around and listen to technology minded individuals have very passionate arguments about which was better: Microsoft, Mac, or Linux. I was always perplexed ... Continue Reading
Is HITRUST Certification Really Necessary? As we come to our 7th and final article in the HITRUST Certification series, we come to the last question: Is HITRUST Certification really necessary? Truthfully. No. "What?!? You just spent 6 other articles espousing what it ... Continue Reading
How Will You Maintain HITRUST Certification? You have achieved HITRUST Certification. Great! But now the real hard part comes: adhering to your new policy. Do not underestimate the importance of this. HITRUST Certification follows a validated assessment every ... Continue Reading
How Long Will HITRUST Certification Take? If the first question when first considering HITRUST Certification is how much will this cost, the second question is how long will it take? It's a valid question. Any project you take on should ... Continue Reading
Security Testing - Security Testing Everywhere I have mentioned before (and will continue to) that HITRUST Certification didn't secure the system itself; rather, it codified and proved out the existing security apparatus. However, one could argue that it made the ... Continue Reading
HITRUST Certification With a Total IT Staff of Only 3?!? "So how was the HITRUST Conference?" I asked the Network/Server Admin I tasked with the initial HITRUST requirement fact finding. "They expressed a lot of doubt that we were going to be able to do ... Continue Reading
The Monumentally Important Element for HITRUST Compliance: The IT Policy Document If you are looking to embark on HITRUST Certification, you'll be spending a lot of time on your IT Policy. This is arguably the most important part of the HITRUST Certification (whether it should ... Continue Reading
How Much Will HITRUST Certification Cost? Picking up on the theme from a few days ago, let's tell another story about a time I went head to head with an MCO and lost: HITRUST Certification. You might be beginning ... Continue Reading
Vaccine Distribution Plan Proves Why Technology Matters in Healthcare Most of us would probably agree that the roll out of the COVID19 vaccine has been anything but stellar. The large task of developing a vaccine in a lot of ways went smoother ... Continue Reading
SolarWinds Hack Shows Danger Of One Size Fits All IT Security In 2018 I spent an exceedingly large amount of time arguing with managed care attorneys. I was representing a healthcare company that didn't fit traditional classifications, and in turn, "lively discussions" around traditional security ... Continue Reading
Can WhatsApp Be HIPAA Compliant? We completed a really fun project this past week for a client of ours involving our ERP and WhatsApp integration. To WhatsApp's credit, they do not want to become a spamming engine for the entire ... Continue Reading
Core Value Series: Not Confusing Effort With Results - The Glenn Davenport Story Core Values Series: This is the sixth of an eight part serieshighlighting the backstories to our core values There is no person in this life that I have worked with that has taught me more ... Continue Reading
Core Value Series: Doing Right vs. Being Right - The Allen Hunt Story Core Values Series: This is the second of an eight part serieshighlighting the backstories to our core values In 2005, my first job out of college was being a Videographer for a church in Alpharetta, ... Continue Reading
Why Removing Functionality is Usually Proposed but Rarely the Right Answer We have a customer that is growing very fast in the Healthcare space. Two years ago their Member database was around 200,000 members. After 2020 Annual Enrollment Period settled, they are now ... Continue Reading
Doing Right vs. Being Right is Trying 896 Variations to Find a Match One of our core values at Vy Technology is that We Know the Difference in Being Right and Doing Right. What we mean by that is, being right is important, but doing right ... Continue Reading
13 Pillars of HIPAA When I first started developing HIPAA compliant software I had been developing custom software for 9 years. But I had never had to develop a HIPAA compliant solution. Like a lot things ... Continue Reading
 

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