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With an onus now on vendors to keep hosted data secure, that can make business associate agreements trickier than ever to negotiate as hospitals try to protect patient information and IT companies try to shield themselves from risk. Four providers offer tips from the trenches on getting the language right.
October 17, 2013
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The market for software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service technologies is set to explode in Asia in the next half-decade, growing at a compound annual rate of 22.3 percent between now and 2018.
October 1, 2013
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Long looked upon warily by healthcare security experts, cloud technology could soon find more favor as new rules bring clarity and assign responsibility for privacy protections.
September 20, 2013
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athenahealth, which provides cloud-based services for electronic health records, practice management and care coordination, today released national childhood obesity rate findings based on athenahealth's proprietary medical record data from more than 1 million patient visits between 2010-2013.
September 12, 2013
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The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
September 4, 2013
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Modernizing Medicine, a cloud-based specialty-specific EMR company, has received $14 million in funding from investment firm Summit Partners to help them grow the company and test new specialty markets.
August 20, 2013
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SnapMD, a cloud-based telemedicine company, has closed a $600,000 seed round of funding with two California investment firms. In announcing the deal, SnapMD CEO Dave Skibinski said the investment would enable the company to add to the workforce and build on its technology.
August 16, 2013
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Leon Rodriguez, director of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is a serious looking guy.
August 15, 2013
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The new platform, which resides in the Verizon's HIPAA-ready cloud, provides clinicians with access to up-to-date patient data from connected biometric devices so they can more efficiently monitor and manage patients from their home, or when they are on the go.
August 9, 2013
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In a recent blog post, John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, offers his views on why the Epic EHR has gained unprecedented momentum in the market among providers nationwide. So why does BIDMC prefer its home-grown technology?
July 31, 2013
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A 16-year-old boy in Bulgaria is helping some of MIT's smartest minds to map the human brain -- by playing an online game. And someday, that work might be used to solve the mysteries of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. He's the top "scorer" in the game, in which participants map connections between retinal neurons to develop a 3-D portrait of a single cell.
July 1, 2013
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company's plans to expand in Atlanta, an idea that has been talked about for months. The fast-growing cloud-based health IT company, headquartered in Watertown, Mass., will invest $10.8 million in the expansion at the Ponce City Market development.
June 27, 2013
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Memorial Hospital of Converse County is a state-of-the-art facility, where Dave Patterson, CIO, understood that their existing email archiving and retrieval system was at a loss. Complying with government mandates and protecting patient and financial information became a challenge for Patterson and his team. Read this case study to learn how MHCC found that implementing an email archiving and business continuity solution was a ‘must have.’ In addition, this report explores the benefits of cloud-based email management, while ensuring regulatory compliance.
November 27, 2012
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November 15, 2012
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Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are private health plans that have contracted with <a href="/directory/medicare" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Medicare</a> to receive a fixed monthly fee in exchange for providing comprehensive healthcare to plan members. In order to provide appropriate care to beneficiaries with varying medical conditions, plans are paid according to the Risk Adjustment Factor (RAF) score of each patient. Insufficient documentation of chronic conditions can be an obstacle to MA reimbursement. However, even when a condition has been properly documented by the provider, it is often not coded and submitted to Medicare. Read this white paper to learn how to take the complexity out of MA reimbursement.
November 9, 2012
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A recent survey of IT executives found nearly 90% see business value in transitioning to Cloud computing, but only 20% have a plan to get there. Healthcare Cloud solutions require Compliance, Security, Privacy, Redundancy, and Scalability, so choosing the right path from on-premises servers to the Cloud can be daunting. Learn how to chart a quick and affordable course to healthcare <a href="/directory/cloud-computing" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Cloud Computing</a> and how to choose the right Cloud services partner.
November 7, 2012
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Adopting the cloud in health is not so much a question of “if” anymore as it is a question of “when”. With all the confusion over the many cloud productivity solutions in the market, how do you align your decision around what matters most to your healthcare organization? The five things you need to know when moving to cloud productivity checklist provides five key considerations health organizations should look for in a cloud solutions provider. By submitting this form, your information will be shared with Microsoft, and you will receive a one-time follow up on the phone or email.
November 7, 2012
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Healthcare IT professionals are under pressure to deliver complex applications with high performance and security, while tight budgets demand cost reduction initiatives. For this reason, healthcare IT professionals are seeking cloud-based service options that reduce the infrastructure burden on the organization while reducing operating costs and the associated capital investment. Read this Q&A with Judy Hanover, research director at IDC Health Insights as she answers questions about different strategies organizations can use and the benefits of moving to the cloud.
November 7, 2012
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In January 2010, QualSight - the nation’s largest LASIK manager serving over 75 million health plan members - was informed that a hack attempt had been made against their infrastructure. They were concerned that a repeat occurrence could take place and wanted to take a pro-active role in eliminating any future occurrence. Download this case study to find out how QualSight finally found a solution that offered complete HIPAA compliancy.
November 7, 2012
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Information Transforms Healthcare. As a Provider, you collect more data than ever before, from EMRs, patient surveys, home monitoring, to imaging. Collaborating on patient care is difficult at best—there’s so much data, it can’t easily be shared and it’s often incomplete. And new insights can only be derived from relevant information. IT executives can close the gap between maintenance and innovation budgets and deliver clinically relevant, operationally efficient, and fiscally sound solutions for the business. How? With a proven IT infrastructure that allows you to securely take advantage of newly digitized data.
November 7, 2012
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The wealth of electronic data generated by the U.S. healthcare system presents a paradox for healthcare providers. Cloud services offers healthcare an attractive solution, helping hospitals scale with ease, better manage resources, and provide fluid access and sharing of medical images across organizations, departments and providers – achieving a connectedness that supports healthcare organizations’ patient care goals. Learn why cloud services may be the solution to your healthcare organization’s medical imaging challenges.
November 7, 2012
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The announcement of Salesforce.com investing and coordinating development efforts with Practice Fusion has brought talk of “cloud computing” to the fore.
August 13, 2009
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With the recent announcement of Salesforce.com's multi-million dollar investment in Practice Fusion, which offers a free, ad-supported physician EHR, &quot;cloud computing&quot; has again taken center stage. More and more health care providers are choosing cloud-based EHR models, opting to let hardware installation, data storage, and application hosting be someone else's headache.
August 6, 2009
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