Technology Advice for Small Businesses

Will your business get by on OWA?

For businesses looking to integrate Office 365, there are a number of plans available. Some offer full versions of Office 2013, while others include just Office Web Apps (OWA) – browser-based versions of Office. Because of the different plans available, it can be slightly confusing to figure out which one to go with. Here are… Continue reading Will your business get by on OWA?

OWA or full Office 365 – which is best?

Office 365 for business is unique in many ways; one being that many plans come with full versions of Office 2013 that you can install on your computer. All plans come with Office Web Apps (OWA), a Web-based version of popular Office apps like Word and Excel. One thing you need to know before signing… Continue reading OWA or full Office 365 – which is best?

Secure Google accounts with a USB key

Anyone who uses cloud-based services like Google Apps should be taking steps to ensure that their account is secure. One of the best ways to do this is to enable two-step verification, which requires users to enter a code and password when they log in. To strengthen security even further, Google has introduced a new… Continue reading Secure Google accounts with a USB key

Log into Google accounts with a USB key

If you use cloud-based systems in your office there is likely a good chance that you have worried about the security of these systems at least once before. Many companies, in an effort to make their cloud services more secure, have implemented two-step verification. Google is one such company and in an effort to enhance… Continue reading Log into Google accounts with a USB key

Google now allows USB key login

When it comes to the security of online systems, every security expert is quick to agree that two-step verification is a much stronger way to secure your accounts, especially when compared to using just a password. In fact, many suggest that if it is offered by an online platform, you should enable it. Google does… Continue reading Google now allows USB key login

GloStream: Evolving to meet demands

Many health-care practices want to remain independent practitioners rather than merge with larger groups, but in order to do so, they need help managing their offices—specifically, addressing increasing regulation and decreasing revenue. In response, gloStream, which brought you gloEMR, has evolved from an information technology and consulting firm to a performance-management business. Now, in addition… Continue reading GloStream: Evolving to meet demands

How to improve patient satisfaction

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) 2014 annual conference attendees were fortunate to get some tips for improving patient satisfaction from Joan Hablutzel, senior industry analyst with the MGMA—because doing so is essential to the success of a medical practice in an increasingly competitive health-care marketplace. Here are 10 of them. Say hello and smile when… Continue reading How to improve patient satisfaction

Analytics drive fifteen-fold growth

A Westchester County, New York, practice has surged from 16 physicians in 1996 to 250 physicians today thanks to care transformation driven by analytics. Westmed Medical Group, which operates five large ambulatory care sites staffed by both primary care and specialist physicians, currently has more than 250,000 patients and $285 million in annual revenue. Under… Continue reading Analytics drive fifteen-fold growth