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M*Modal, which develops voice recognition and clinical documentation technology, has completed its financial restructuring and has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
August 6, 2014
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As it works to get a more valuable, holistic view of its clinical and financial data, Bon Secours Health System is rolling out a cloud-based data warehouse and business intelligence platform from Premier Inc.
August 1, 2014
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Investors such as Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center and more are backing DICOM Grid, which develops a cloud-based platform for medical image management.
July 18, 2014
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There has been no increase in new patient visits since the Affordable Care Act took effect. This, according to ACAView, a report from cloud-based EHR company athenahealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report, released today, is the first of quarterly reports to come gauging the various metrics associated with healthcare reform.
July 16, 2014
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As IBM and Apple team up for a new "mobile first" platform, we could be seeing what happens when the power of Watson analytics is put into a smartphone to be queried like Siri at the point of care.
July 16, 2014
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Eighty percent of respondents to the inaugural 2014 HIMSS Analytics Cloud Survey say they currently use cloud-based IT services, for everything from human resources technology to data backup and disaster recovery. Still qualms about performance and privacy persist.
June 17, 2014
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Athenahealth and Epocrates, an athenahealth service, released a mobile trends report that shows nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacists emerging as the most engaged users of mobile technology today.
June 17, 2014
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As the Cleveland Clinic adds its prestigious name to the hospital groups that have embraced next-generation medical kiosks, healthcare IT executives are wrestling with the powerful pros and cons of such a move.
June 4, 2014
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The annual PayerView Report from health IT company athenahealth, released today, reveals the healthcare payer that has the best relationship with providers and the one that has the most problems.
May 30, 2014
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It seems that everybody under the sun has been asking "you're in the cloud, right?" But it's important to take a step back and realize that not all clouds are equal. Maybe it's time for people to be asking, "Are you doing the cloud right?"
May 30, 2014
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UMass Memorial Health Care is partnering with Minneapolis-based Luminat, which develops care planning tools, to create a platform that will integrate patients' end-of-life directives into their electronic health records.
April 22, 2014
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Seems like the sky is the limit for cloud computing, whether it is to replace servers, manage mobile apps or handle system recovery. Cloud vendors are constantly coming up with new ways to utilize a platform that seemed like little more than vapor five years ago.
April 21, 2014
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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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Motivated by the success of other industries and the rapidly evolving health information technology landscape, healthcare organizations are investigating and evaluating cloud solutions. Cost savings, flexibility, performance and scalability are some of the key benefits other highly regulated institutions, such as financial services and government, have enjoyed by moving applications and workloads to the cloud.
August 27, 2014
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To make ITaaS (IT as a Service) work for you, what organizational shifts do you need to embrace? What internal and external steps do you need to take? And how can those steps directly impact the performance and availability of your EMR applications?
August 18, 2014
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Learn why cloud automation is a secure, reliable and cost-effective solution for streamlining manual processes, improving patient care and meeting the necessary industry regulations, including those associated with Medicare Part D and HIPAA.
August 14, 2014
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Microsoft Office 365 brings together online versions of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync along with our familiar Office Professional Plus suite. It is designed to help meet healthcare organizations’ need for patient-centered collaboration, robust security and adherence to privacy regulations, including full support for a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement.
August 8, 2014
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In January 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) strengthened the privacy and security protections for health information established under HIPAA in the final omnibus rule. As organizations increasingly leverage cloud platforms to improve efficiency and reduce costs across their IT environment, special care must be taken to ensure private health information is being properly protected and avoid penalties of up to $1.5 million per violation for non-compliance.
August 7, 2014
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Cloud computing is still a nascent market in the healthcare industry, yet healthcare organizations are beginning to incorporate the ability to use remote servers and networks to store, manage and process data into their short- and long-term plans. This in depth paper with actionable insight from industry leading speakers at the executive briefing is designed to help you navigate issues of moving to the cloud, new models of care, seizing the right opportunities and overcoming barriers.
May 20, 2014
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Is inefficient patient flow distressing your bottom-line and quality of care? Discover how Beaufort Memorial Hospital improved its patient flow and impacted its bottom-line. In this whitepaper, we discuss key industry issues such as 30-day readmissions, reimbursements, The Joint Commission’s patient-flow requirements, and more. We will review factors that hospitals must consider to achieve successful patient flow.
May 19, 2014
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Download the whitepaper to learn how Valley Regional Hospital improved their IT costs and increased their uptime to 99.5 percent with a Hosted IT solution. Not only were they able to reduce spikes in their IT spending but at the same time comply with the latest technology and regulatory requirements. Learn how to evaluate on-premise versus off-premise, hosted IT infrastructure and application management for hospitals, and the benefits that the proper choice can yield. A checklist is included that you can use to gage what is best for your hospital.
May 19, 2014
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HIPAA-compliant hosting can help healthcare organizations address issues in the areas of cost containment, cost predictability, rapid application rollout and expertise utilization. Any healthcare-related organization, including Business Associates of HIPAA Covered Entities, should consider the use of a well-qualified cloud provider that can host patient portals, health information exchanges, email and other services that healthcare organizations must manage. This white paper addresses some of the key issues in healthcare management and how a well-qualified, compliant hosting provider can help organizations to reduce costs and better meet their obligations. Understand the key focus areas on fulfilling Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, managing medical image archives, enabling application decommissioning, implementing Disaster Recovery for EHR and EMR, and HIPAA-Compliant Hosting.
May 16, 2014
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Learn the challenges healthcare organizations have in locking down their HIPAA compliant applications in the cloud. See the latest data breaches and solutions to keeping your ePHI protected in the cloud.
March 25, 2014
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To create truly engaged communities of care, you must do more than implement a patient portal. By elevating your patient portal to a platform, you create a vehicle that connects patients, physicians and all stakeholders across the care continuum. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult (or costly) as you might think. Change the way you think about patient portals.
March 12, 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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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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There is no question that the resources required to process, analyze, and manage petabytes of genomic information represent a huge burden. That burden becomes even greater when one factors in the need to handle these data in compliance with an alphabet soup of regulatory regimes.
September 4, 2013
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If you’re a healthcare provider who has shied away from the cloud due to security concerns, you could be making a grave mistake. In fact, moving to the cloud can increase data security.
August 29, 2013
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Many healthcare companies are using a range of infrastructure services to meet their changing IT needs. This usually begins with storing data in an in-house data center then moving to collocation in an outsourced data center.
July 24, 2013
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An interesting challenge that healthcare companies face when making the transition into cloud computing is, what to move into the cloud? Putting aside the technology decision – be it public, private or a hybrid cloud – the return on investment decision can be daunting.
June 12, 2013
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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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LA Net, a community-based Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) focused on addressing health disparities reduction in Southern California, is working with Emerge.MD and services partner Burwood Group to implement Emerge.MD's Enterprise Consult Accelerator solution. This solution will solution will enable clinical collaboration between community based clinicians and specialists. LA Net supports the largest population of uninsured patients in the nation and their program is intended to emulate The University of New Mexico's nationally renowned ECHO Clinic.
April 27, 2012
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