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Due in part to evolving regulatory and health IT landscapes, the cloud market is poised for a double digit growth phase, new analysis suggests. Don't be fooled, though. Some big time barriers remain and have in many ways stymied the industry's shift over to the cloud.
November 17, 2014
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Add Google's product roster to the ranks of primarily consumer-centric tools making a play for enterprises. The search giant has effectively taken a page -- albeit a new and somewhat surprising one -- from Apple's playbook when it partnered with consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers.
October 29, 2014
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Among the 71 mobile and telemedicine projects underway at Intermountain Healthcare are a smartwatch clinicians use, the gyrometer given to patients post-operation and the popular social networking tools Facebook, Twitter and Yammer.
October 27, 2014
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IBM will use its engagement and analytics technology to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa, company executives announced today. The computing giant will apply mobile technology, data analytics and cloud computing to help governments and relief agencies contain the deadly virus.
October 27, 2014
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Providers have begun to make targeted use of leading-edge technologies to optimize their electronic medical records, but the vast majority don't yet have the IT capacity to make full use of advancements such as big data and the cloud.
October 13, 2014
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Known for his rapid fire, entertaining talks on the condition of U.S. healthcare today, the famed cardiologist and innovator paused to answer questions from the AHIMA audience at a separate session after his Monday morning presentation.
September 30, 2014
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The healthcare industry has traditionally been knocked for its slowness in adopting technology. A new Harvard study suggests that being late to the IT party could seriously hamper business growth.
September 24, 2014
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Apple is out with its latest, much-anticipated products, and taking a step into healthcare with a new iPhone-enabled watch. Will this be a big step forward for digital health, or just a grab of the high-end quantified-self market?
September 9, 2014
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The fear of breaches, subsequent fines and reputation loss are among the reasons why some healthcare technology leaders have been hesitant to embrace cloud-based technology writ large. They need not fear, but should be informed.
September 8, 2014
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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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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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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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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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Within the wide scope of use for wireless communications, the ability to use radio frequency for identification and location tracking has become very prevalent. This white paper provides a look into how RTLS is helping hospitals save money and how early adopters have paved the way for a widespread acceptance.
October 2, 2013
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The case for telemedicine in today’s healthcare world is rapidly changing. Not only does it reduce the costs of chronic care, it has been shown to improve outcomes. This white paper discusses where Telemedicine is today and where it's headed, based on technologies that are available and the increasing rate of adoption.
October 2, 2013
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Seeking to improve daily workflow and decrease A/R days, Roanoke, Virginia-based Carilion Clinic discovered that through tight integration with its Epic HIS, SSI’s ClickON® Technology solutions could help the health system achieve its goals. With SSI, Carilion Clinic now boasts an impressive 47-52 A/R day range for hospital billing and 25-30 days for professional billing.
July 8, 2013
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At the precipice of the 5010 conversion, Hendersonville, North Carolina-based Pardee Hospital embarked on a change of billing vendors. With guidance from SSI’s acclaimed customer support, the nationally recognized, not-for-profit community hospital thrived during the transition and continues to benefit from ClaimSmart Suite®, SSI’s fourth generation Revenue Cycle Management solution.
July 8, 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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Speed, immediacy and scalability are just a few of the rewards of using the cloud for your applications and data, and the reasons why so many healthcare companies are turning to the cloud to hold even their most critical data.
June 5, 2013
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Every organization is considering “cloud” approaches for their business, yet if you ask “what is cloud” you’ll get a wide range of answers. This variety of cloud options has an impact on healthcare organizations, especially those contemplating a future cloud strategy aligned to regulatory compliance.
May 6, 2013
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Africa has 433 million cell phone subscriptions and only 12 million landlines. Africans have enthusiastically adopted mobile technology because it is accessible, scalable, cost effective and available. By not investing in cloud solutions, today’s healthcare providers are theoretically building the landlines of Africa.
April 23, 2013
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All organizations have a business imperative to control risk. For healthcare companies that corporate responsibility extends to the protection of ePHI within their organization.
April 3, 2013
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America’s population is aging, insurance enrollment is growing, healthcare utilization is increasing, and the cost of delivering medical care is rising. As a result, many companies in the healthcare industry are being challenged to serve more patients and members, to improve the quality of care, and to reduce operational costs.
June 14, 2012
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I was chatting with a friend the other day about how to get people’s attention in this information-overload age, and we decided that the use of buzz words was a critical component of success. So I decided to test this catchy title and see if it leads to any more reader traffic than I usually get.
May 8, 2012
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Healthcare organizations have avoided the use of "public cloud" because of HIPAA/HITECH privacy concerns, lack of breach indemnification/data integrity guarantees, and the unwillingness of many cloud providers to sign business associate agreements.
April 13, 2012
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I was able to talk with Gary Thompson co-founder and CEO of CLOUD Inc. - also known as the Consortium for Local Ownership and Use of Data, Inc.
April 10, 2012
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While many industries are reliant on information technology to deliver services and drive innovation, none is so deeply entwined in IT than healthcare. As such, it should be no surprise that the potential impact of cloud computing is being felt, with mixed feelings, most acutely in this industry.
April 6, 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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ADP® AdvancedMD, a leader in cloud, practice management (PM), medical scheduling software, billing applications and revenue cycle management (RCM) for medical practices, today announced a partnership with RamSoft®, Inc. a dedicated Radiology Information System (RIS) and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS), and Teleradiology software company. This partnership will offer radiology practices world-class PM software combined with PowerServer RIS/PACS™ and Tele Plus™ radiology workflow and reporting solutions for imaging centers and radiology groups. RamSoft's PowerServer RIS/PACS and Tele Plus are among the few radiology products currently certified for meaningful use. By combining RamSoft's comprehensive RIS/PACS with ADP AdvancedMD's practice management software, Radiology practices can benefit from ease-of-use, functionality, and maximum revenue collection for the practice.
April 5, 2012
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Caduceus Software Systems Corp. (OTCBB:CSOC) - (The Company), is pleased to inform the public of some of its current project and software undertakings. The Company's flagship product, Caduceus MMS version 1.0, is an all-in-one software solution for medical offices which practitioners and medical clerks can use to manage patient bookings, patient private diagnoses and data (also known as Electronic Health Records, or EHR), and process billing (also known as Electronic Medical Billing, or EMB).
February 6, 2012
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Fusion Telecommunications International, Inc. (OTCBB: FSNN) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive Group Purchasing agreement for Cloud Services and Communications Solutions with the group purchasing organizations (GPOs) Essensa and Innovatix, LLC., subsidiaries of GNYHA Ventures, Inc.
January 25, 2012
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Today, cloud-based healthcare solution provider CareCloud announced its official entrance into the electronic health record (EHR) market. CareCloud Charts' breakthrough user interface is a revolutionary approach to maintaining and sharing patient medical information across the continuum of care while accelerating, rather than hindering, clinical workflow.
January 13, 2012
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Nuance Healthcare’s cloud-based, medical speech recognition technology is increasingly being used to power the mobile clinical environment. Today, healthcare provider organizations and independent software vendors including LifeDox, Massachusetts General Hospital, MedMaster, PhoenixOrtho, University of Miami and others are speech-enabling mobile healthcare applications to enhance clinicians’ mobile experience and to simplify their mobile interactions.
December 7, 2011
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Vitera Healthcare Solutions today announced that it will provide electronic health records (EHR) and practice management solutions to six additional healthcare facilities throughout the United States through its cloud-based Vitera Intergy On-Demand.
November 21, 2011
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Hitachi Data Systems Corporation (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT) (TOKYO:6501), today unveiled its plans for helping customers transform their data into actionable information and harness its power as a strategic asset for business insight and innovation. To accomplish this, Hitachi Data Systems has aligned its product and solutions portfolio around a 3-tiered strategy of infrastructure cloud, content cloud and information cloud that builds on existing IT investments to provide a single virtualization platform for all data.
October 25, 2011
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According to the AMA, as many as 70% of all doctor visits could have been handled over the phone, and over 65% of ER visits are non-emergent. Patients seeking care in settings that are excessive for their needs is a major component of the estimated $300 billion spent annually on unnecessary, inappropriate or wasteful care. Telemedicine not only promises to dramatically reduce these costs, but at the same time make access to care easier for patients and make more revenue attainable for practices.
October 24, 2011
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athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), patient communication, and care coordination services to medical groups, today announced that Alexian Brothers Health System, a diversified Catholic healthcare organization providing care in the Chicago area through the Alexian Brothers Medical Group (ABMG), their employed provider network of 190 medical providers, has expanded its relationship with athenahealth by selecting the Company’s cloud-based EHR service, athenaClinicals®, and patient cycle management service, athenaCommunicator®, to help improve physician and patient care coordination.
October 20, 2011
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SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the comprehensive educational webinar series, “Let’s Do It in the Cloud,” featuring presentations from some of the most experienced names in the cloud and software industries. Guest executive presenters from Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, IDC, SafeNet, THINKstrategies, and Zuora will walk webinar attendees through tips, tricks, and best practices for conquering some of the most challenging obstacles associated with cloud service delivery—from service development and integration to best practices for service pricing, packaging, and usage control, to service lifecycle management from trial to upsell and beyon
October 19, 2011
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It's estimated that 75% of all physiological clinical trial data is captured on paper. Clinical Cloud Inc. has found a way to reduce this percentage with electronic source data collection, which forms the core of the clinical trial process.
October 13, 2011
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