Ashley Franco Appointed Client Relationship Manager

BaytechIT Expands Leadership Team The largest healthcare IT managed services provider in western Massachusetts is expanding its leadership team with the appointment of Ashley Franco as Client Relationship Manager. A lifelong Springfield resident, Franco previously served as a Service Desk Analyst within the Informatics and Technology department at Baystate Health. “The talent and expertise of…

The Blog Days of Winter: Top Healthcare Blogs of 2019

In our list of the Top Healthcare Blogs, we scoured the internet for the most reputable, intriguing, and frequently updated Healthcare blogs. For this edition, we’ve selected our top 10; those blogs, forums, niche industry publications, and medical professional resources that just plain get it. They understand that healthcare innovation is worthless without focusing on…

Dealing With Bad Online Reviews

In the days before Google (was there ever a day before Google???), business books would claim that every time someone had a bad experience, they’d spread the word to ten of their closest friends (who would then tell ten of their friends and so on). Today, bad news spreads faster than the flu and doctors…

Turning Healthcare IT On Its Ear

With access to the cutting-edge technology and highly-skilled engineering personnel of the two organizations, Baystate Health and VertitechIT have announced the formation of a new company to meet the increasingly complex IT needs of medical practices, clinics, and healthcare social service organizations in western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. BaytechIT is a first of its kind…

IoMT: Keep Up or Clean Up

When your smart thermostat fails, your home may get a little overheated. The breach of a security camera might result in a break in or a stolen package off the front porch. But failure of an Internet-connected heart monitor or the hacking of a device configured to remind an elderly patient to take their hypertension…

The Top Five Trends in Telehealth

I’ve never been a big fan of prefixes. You’re either “anti” this or “pro” that, “under” or “over,” “pre” or “post.” And if Apple comes out with another “i-“ it’ll be all too soon! And here’s another one.  As we in healthcare IT move towards a technological future where universal access to medical records becomes…

Phishing: Don’t Get Hooked!

“Gone fishin.” It’s easy to let your mind wander as winter turns to spring and the sun extends that perfect invitation to get out of the office and forget about life for a while. And then you glance back at your computer screen. “Gone phishing.” Your spam folder is filled with get rich quick schemes,…