Cloud Computing

 
There's a right way to manage third-party risks and vendor contracting, and there's the wrong way. And, too often, it's the latter. But it doesn't have to be. Here are some things your organization should keep in mind.
February 25, 2015
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Optimizing EHRs for tablets is the first step toward transforming care delivery. Next up: Covering more steps of the care continuum.
February 24, 2015
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Cleveland Clinic has partnered with a cable TV giant to form an alliance that aims to expand the reach of healthcare beyond the hospital, into a mall kiosk, a mobile phone or a patient's home.
February 23, 2015
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Jointly developed in conjunction with two hospitals, POC Advisor is showing impressive early results.
February 23, 2015
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Google and Amazon: you just got outplayed -- at least in the security standards arena. Just this month, tech giant Microsoft announced it was adopting the first international set of privacy standards for the cloud, making it the first major cloud computing platform to do so.
February 20, 2015
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"There's an app for that" may be an effective marketing phrase, but don't expect hospital security officials to appreciate it. The proliferation of devices and the apps that drive them is one of healthcare's biggest security concerns.
February 19, 2015
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Pulling together analytics, population health functions and care coordination, Virtual Health's new platform overlays existing silos to help organizations better manage cost-sharing.
February 18, 2015
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The SaaS vendor has been busy aligning with healthcare partners, adding analytics to its quiver and fostering a developer program for wearables.
February 17, 2015
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EMC's hybrid cloud solution pushes data through bottlenecks.
February 16, 2015
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Big data tools and techniques are enabling providers to glean information from more and more sources. The challenge is analyzing it all and understanding how to put it to work improving processes and care.
February 10, 2015
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Athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, tend to see health IT in a similar way: it should be nimble, simple, robust and preferably cloud-based. Today, they announced a collaboration like no other.
February 3, 2015
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Venture capital funding in the healthcare IT sector more than doubled in 2014, coming in at $4.7 billion in 670 deals, according to Mercom Capital Group.
January 19, 2015
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Healthcare organizations are burdened with a deluge of data and it’s only getting worse over time. Whether it’s provider-generated observational data coming through EHRs, medical imaging and telemetry data, or patient-generated consumer device and genetic data, the traditional methods for managing health information do not scale. Given the enormous and ever-increasing value of healthcare data, new approaches to enterprise ILM are essential. And, with scarce resources limiting your ability to “do it yourself” you’ll need the right partners that understand and implement these new approaches.
October 21, 2013
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Craft an optimized cloud security plan using the proven framework in this guide. These seven sequential steps enable healthcare organizations to structure security and compliance programs that take advantage of the financial benefits of managed cloud applications and services while meeting security and compliance goals.
February 26, 2015
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The modern BCDR discipline presents exceptional opportunities to increase efficiency, lower costs, and reduce risk. For IT organizations contemplating a makeover of their BCDR operations, this whitepaper reviews key principles and practices that should be factored into go-forward plans. A BCDR plan must be a living, breathing strategy that is revised and reviewed as the business environment – internal and external – changes.
February 25, 2015
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Healthcare providers are responsible for securing data on endpoint devices, and for ensuring compliance with HIPAA regulations. This becomes even more challenging when 90% of practitioners use their personal smartphones for work.
February 20, 2015
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Organizations that hire contractors or independent clinicians typically have no choice but to support BYOD programs. Unfortunately, Mobile Device Management (MDM), doesn't work for these types of environments -- only one MDM profile can be installed on a device, while many clinicians at multiple healthcare locations.
February 19, 2015
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When hackers steal patient data, it's a big story. When a laptop is stolen from the local hospital ... not so much. Hacking accounts for only 23% of healthcare data breaches, whereas loss or theft of mobile devices, accounts for 68% of breaches.
February 18, 2015
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has now enabled a secure access platform for referring practices and clinicians to bring their patients to the best healthcare solution provider from any device. Find out how by registering for this complimentary webinar.
January 29, 2015
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Healthcare organizations are struggling to manage explosive growth and complexity of patient data spread across disparate facilities, applications and silos. To combat this strain, it makes sense to evolve from proprietary solutions such as PACS. Through better data liquidity and accessibility, cloud-based vendor-neutral archive (VNA) solutions can make it easier and less costly to pursue new opportunities, business models and acquisitions.
December 19, 2014
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At this session, you’ll see first-hand how you can use technology to enable better care team coordination and communication, how you can share information, including patient data, securely, and how you can easily use the data that you have to help make more informed and faster decisions.
November 18, 2014
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Delivering IT in healthcare can be challenging. Supporting clinicians that are ever more mobile, administering systems that become more complex each day, and dealing with tighter budgets are all in your days work. You know that every minute of inefficiency is costing your hospital money, and maybe worse, creating satisfaction, security or even safety issues for your patients.
November 7, 2014
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Recently, a powerful trend toward "patient engagement" has emerged driving transformation in how healthcare providers deliver services to those most impacted by healthcare decisions: patients. While this potential revolution in provider/patient relationships is taking place, healthcare IT organizations are facing serious challenges of their own. How can they best service those in the front-line engaging with the patients to drive enhanced patient care?
November 7, 2014
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IT departments today are finding themselves squarely at the epicenter of healthcare compliance scrutiny. One of the many regulations to which they must adhere is “meaningful use,” which ties financial incentives to usage of electronic health records as part of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Now, with meaningful use deadlines fast approaching and concerns about compliance reaching the highest levels of healthcare organizations, IT professionals are finally being invited to step out of the basement and into the boardroom.
November 7, 2014
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It seem an increasing number of healthcare providers are spending more and more time gazing at, and venturing into, the clouds.
August 1, 2011
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The collaboration between the two organizations provides athenahealth the chance to take BIDMC's experience to a much larger audience, hopefully making a difference to providers, patients and payers across the country.
February 3, 2015
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What will remain constant in 2015 is change. Healthcare is in the middle of a major evolution toward digital, personalized medicine and the empowered patient. Karin Ratchinsky offers her top five trends for 2015 in health IT.
January 15, 2015
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2015 is all about cloud platforms for healthcare IT, which means the New Year will bring dramatic changes to the cloud landscape. Three factors that are reshaping the cloud moving into 2015 are cost, customization, and collaboration.
January 7, 2015
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John Halamka, MD, shares his thoughts about Apple's latest release, the iPhone 6.
September 22, 2014
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When it comes to leveraging the cloud for healthcare IT, I see two prevailing dynamics over and over. The first is that most organizations understand the benefits of the cloud very well. But when it comes to enjoying those benefits by partnering with the right provider, these same organizations are frequently lost.
June 24, 2014
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With limited budgets and ever-increasing demands for efficiency and service, how can healthcare payers and providers ensure that their analytics delivers against investments?
May 15, 2014
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Cloud solutions can offer the power to perform clinical data analysis at a fast and more cost-effective rate than ever before.
April 30, 2014
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With each form of transport there are benefits and costs, and just as you weigh options when making travel plans, healthcare organizations need to do the same to determine what connectivity type is the right fit.
March 25, 2014
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During HIMSS14 I met with numerous companies, leaders and fellow IT professionals. The theme I heard frequently was the need for care management/population health applications based on data acquisition, normalization, mining and workflow.
February 27, 2014
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Healthcare cloud security goes beyond protecting sensitive personal information to ensuring the availability of critical medical data that can be the difference between life or death.
November 14, 2013
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Organizations are showing a remarkable appetite to innovate using the latest in cloud technology, but also concerns over whether the cloud is secure enough to protect electronic patient health information. And everyone wants to know - is my service provider compliant?
September 20, 2013
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Sajix has today announced that ‘National Centre for Biological Sciences’, Bangalore has selected iHelix V2012 to be implemented at their in-house Clinic.
September 24, 2014
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IBM Opening the Watson Cognitive Platform to Global Community of Entrepreneurial Software App Providers, from Start-ups and VC Backed Companies to Established Players.
November 14, 2013
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Healthcare Providers Navigate Regulatory Hurdles, Protect Patients, Improve Care Delivery and Accelerate Electronic Medical Record Adoption Using Intelligent Systems with Speech and Language Understanding
May 6, 2013
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Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ: CALD), aprovider of hiring, learning, marketing and selling cloud software, announced today that a recognized insurance leader has selected CallidusCloud's ICM, the market-leading Incentive Compensation Management solution for the insurance industry.
October 5, 2012
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athenahealth, Inc. ATHN -2.20% (the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and care coordination services to medical groups, today announced that it will hold a conference call for investors on Friday, October 19, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. ET.
October 2, 2012
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Top web PHR provider ZweenaHealth.com ensures reduced downtime and availability in critical scenarios with resilient cloud computing on its online PHR platform.
August 21, 2012
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CareCloud, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR), revenue cycle management and medical billing software and services, today announced that it has partnered with Lone Star MSO, the leading medical practice management services organization in Texas, to offer CareCloud's cloud-based software and services to medical practice clients. Lone Star MSO currently services hundreds of medical group clients throughout Texas and multiple other states and will look to further assist them in optimizing financial and clinical outcomes through CareCloud's platform and services.
August 9, 2012
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Cognosys has launched the latest BI version of its Hospital Management Premier Suite, CogHMS, certified for Microsoft Azure and HP Convergence Infrastructure Cloud offering hospital chains and wellness center customers, innovative user interface features and reliability improvements.
August 3, 2012
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PA Consulting Group has this week joined the Google Cloud Platform Partner Program as a Services Partner. PA uses cloud-based services to help organisations create innovative, cost-effective and scalable IT solutions, from concept development to design and delivery.
July 27, 2012
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CareCloud, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic healthcare record (EHR) and medical billing software and services, today announced that Doctors Access, Inc., a nearly 20 year old practice management company and a division of iPractice Group, has entered into a unique partnership with CareCloud. Through this agreement, Doctors Access will utilize CareCoud’s platform in its new cloud-based practice management offering, Doctors Access Pro™, which will be made available to the approximately 500 current users of the Doctors Access practice management software.
July 26, 2012
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Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Healthcare Cloud Computing (Clinical, EMR, SaaS, Private, Public, Hybrid) Market - Global Trends, Challenges, Opportunities & Forecasts (2012 - 2017)
July 6, 2012
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eCareSoft, Inc. announced today its new channel partner for Mexico, Alestra. Alestra will represent eCareSoft's integrated clinical, financial and EHR technology for hospitals. This agreement enables Alestra to launch Cloud Based Health Care Clinical, Revenue Cycle & Financial Solutions in Mexico utilizing eCareSoft, Inc.'s Cirrus™ Hospital Inpatient and Nimbo™ Physician Ambulatory Platforms. Cirrus™ is an ONC-ATCB Certified Complete Inpatient-Hospital EHR. Nimbo™ is an ONC-ATCB Certified Complete Ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR). The combination integrates best-of-breed clinical, revenue cycle and financial applications and is designed to satisfy the needs of the Mexican market for reliable and highly secure options for healthcare applications in the cloud delivered as "Software as a Service" (SaaS) solutions.  
May 23, 2012
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