Enterprise Content Management

 Document management systems are used to store and maintain electronic documents or images of paper documents. These systems make it easier for healthcare providers and administrators to access and track patient and organizational data. Enterprise document management is touted as a key part of the effort to create an integrated and comprehensive view of both the patient and the continuum of care.

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The newly-launched OnBase VNA technology from Hyland stores both DICOM and non-DICOM clinical content -- X-rays, MRIs , CT scans, digital photos, documents and reports -- and then makes it available, in context, from the electronic medical record.
April 13, 2015
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The company intends to launch new vendor neutral archive technology at HIMSS15 as part of broader efforts to build out its clinical content strategy.
February 18, 2015
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With the launch of Evergreen, billed as a new approach to EHR implementation and maintenance, consulting giant Deloitte claims it can help reduce EHR operating costs by as much as 30 percent.
February 11, 2015
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The Navy has awarded Accenture Federal Services five task orders, with a total value of $19.8 million. Accenture will provide information technology support and training for the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning system. Each task order has a one-year period of performance.
December 23, 2014
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IT company HTC Global Services has acquired CareTech Solutions, an IT and Web products and services provider for U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems. Both companies are headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
December 19, 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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A new survey from the AHIMA finds that 95 percent of the more than a thousand healthcare industry professionals queried believe that "high-value information" is essential for improving patient safety and care quality.
June 17, 2014
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The supply chain represents about 25 percent of a healthcare facility's operating budget, and industry trends strongly indicate that this percentage will continue to grow. Thus, supply chain optimization is not an option, it's a must.
March 25, 2014
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Too many hospitals depend on outdated and inefficient practices to backup and archive their troves of patient data, according to a study published this week by HIMSS Analytics.
February 27, 2014
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Amazon.com revolutionized the online buying experience for millions while giving sellers an expanded market. Now a new online direct contracting service called Aptitude is attempting a similar coup, letting healthcare organizations negotiate with suppliers in an attempt to speed up the contracting process and reduce costs.
February 12, 2014
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Calling it the "next frontier" for health information management, AHIMA has spotlighted some strategies for making the most of career opportunities in the emerging field of population health.
July 31, 2013
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Deloitte, which bills itself as the world's largest health consultancy, and Intermountain Healthcare, known around the world for its pioneering work in healthcare informatics, are teaming up to help transform healthcare.
April 15, 2013
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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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In January 2012, Healthcare IT News conducted a survey to identify drivers and challenges for developing and deploying a solution for centralized digital document delivery that complies with healthcare industry regulations. Read this report to learn the key findings from the survey investigating trends in the adoption of digital document management systems by healthcare institutions since the rollout of the <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">HITECH</a> Act’s financial incentive programs.
September 2, 2012
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Universal, zero-footprint viewers help clinicians streamline diagnosis, improve result turnaround time and facilitate communication and sharing with patients. How "universal" must these viewers be to truly deliver on their promises? Here are five key criteria to look for before deploying a universal, zero-footprint viewer.
March 26, 2015
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ECM provides the means to capture unstructured content, store it, and make it available as needed to the right people -- within the processes and systems they already use, like your EMR or ERP. As a result, processes run more smoothly and crucial information is readily accessible. Discover the top five places in your hospital ECM can help.
February 12, 2015
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Vendor Neutral Archives are giving PACS owners a direct path to image ownership. Outpacing PACS deployments by 5x, Vendor Neutral Archives are "unPACing" imaging archives at record rates. If you are considering a VNA solution or you want to understand how a VNA will support your enterprise image management strategy, read The VNA Guide. Learn why PACS "deconstruction" is giving way to VNA growth and know what to look for in your enterprise image management solution.
September 15, 2014
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Analysts are predicting a 25% year-over-year growth in VNA adoption. Some reports forecast an evolutionary shift from proprietary PACS archives to architecture-neutral VNA solutions. Healthcare business considerations for a move to VNA include: EMR adoption, new industry regulations, market consolidation, and "big data" management. Find out why CIOs are deploying VNAs as part of their enterprise image management strategy and why now is the time to "unPAC" your image archives.
September 15, 2014
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Imaging informatics, one of healthcare IT's fastest growing segments, is poised for explosive change. Demand for anytime, anywhere access to complete patient information, including imaging, is on the rise. Learn how today's CIOs are breaking down barriers in imaging informatics to deliver vital patient care records where and when needed while reducing costs, improving diagnostic efficiency, and addressing Meaningful Use Stage 2 directives.
September 15, 2014
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Clinical image viewing and sharing are pivotal technology components and workflows for healthcare enterprises that are looking to thrive in a new era of value-based purchasing, bundled payments and accountable care organizations (ACOs). These new care and reimbursement models align incentives to reward clinical effectiveness and quality and penalize waste and inefficiency. Gone are the days of ordering costly duplicative radiology exams just because images are not readily available or conveniently accessible.
August 8, 2014
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As the rates of diabetes continue to increase throughout the United States and across the globe, so do the rates of diabetic retinopathy, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had diabetes for 10 years or more. These troublesome trends effect healthcare providers who are transitioning toward new care and reimbursement models, such as value-based purchasing, bundled payments and accountable care. Under these risk-sharing models, as well as socialized medicine outside of the United States, the incentives are to identify conditions early and intervene before conditions worsen and costs escalate. Doing so will help reduce the costs of long-term care.
August 8, 2014
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Most discussions of “data liquidity” in health IT focus on the ability to share data across the healthcare delivery system for better care coordination. By tightly integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems in a clinically driven RCM model, provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
July 15, 2014
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When Greenway customer Eric Ashkin, MD, left a 10-physician practice in 2012 after 8 years with the organization he had one vision in mind: create a smaller organization of experienced professionals focused on advanced capabilities with minimal support staff. The results? -Fast and satisfying implementation -Aligned clinical care and billing -Superior financial performance -Exceptional service with minimal headcount -Thriving in a challenging time
July 15, 2014
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When expanding operations met decreased attention to billing, a California OB/GYN was suddenly operating in the red and needed a fast course correction. After adopting Greenway Health's clinically driven revenue cycle management™ solution, the practice was back in the black in weeks. Fair Oaks Women’s Health in Pasadena is one of many practices discovering the best way to get on top of revenue cycle management is to leverage the expertise and tools of Greenway.
July 15, 2014
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With the sources of patient data expanding to include big data, a unified approach to data management facilitates the integration of conventional structured data with more challenging forms of semi- and unstructured data.
March 16, 2015
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In "The XML Consensus is breaking down" Grahame Grieve distinguishes three camps, heavy engineering crowd, the internet mob, and the data dictionary crowd. He discusses how XML seems to be failing to bring these crowds together.
August 17, 2011
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Radiology groups and imaging centers have been on the leading technology edge for many years. The leadership principles of radiology CEOs and CIOs shine in how they approach.
July 11, 2011
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A lot can go wrong in a paper-based, manual workflow. On the surface, the inter-office mail envelope might seem harmless, but it can lead to big problems.
August 9, 2010
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An Irish company with offices in the U.S., Taiwan, Mexico and South Africa has rolled out what's being touted as the first flexible circuit loop antenna, which promises over 40 percent efficiency in healthcare monitoring devices.
January 8, 2010
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Last week, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released criteria that will be used to certify EHRs as appropriate support tools for providers who want to qualify for Bonanza Days.
January 6, 2010
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Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information for healthcare professionals and students, announced today that Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has selected its ProVation® MD software for gastroenterology procedure documentation and coding in its GI labs.
September 28, 2011
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Atlanta-based Business Computer Applications, Inc. (BCA) has been awarded an $8 million dollar task order to provide IT and statistical support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
June 16, 2011
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Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), a leader in perioperative information systems, announced that North Shore-LIJ Health System has extended its enterprise agreement with SIS by selecting SIS Anesthesia as its anesthesia documentation solution. The implementation will start at North Shore University Hospital and will continue at the other North Shore-LIJ Health Systems hospitals.
June 14, 2011
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Sage Healthcare Division announced today that Spring Hill Primary Care, a multispecialty practice in South Charleston, West Virginia, will implement the Sage Intergy Meaningful Use Edition to meet federal meaningful use requirements, improve the practice’s financial process, and streamline the clinic’s overall business efficiency from patient intake to billing.
June 7, 2011
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Exploring the potential of Interbit Data's report distribution software, NetDelivery, Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, NY, has discovered numerous applications, enabling the speed of automated information sharing across its organization and satisfying the diverse report requirements of multiple departments.
May 27, 2011
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Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq:CERN) announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Resource Systems, developer of the CareTracker® point-of-care electronic documentation system currently utilized by more than 3,000 organizations, primarily within skilled nursing and assisted living facilities.
May 12, 2011
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CareCloud, the company modernizing healthcare management with powerful cloud-based software and services, and Xpress Technologies, leading provider of physician and nursing documentation, have partnered to launch a combined EMR and practice management solution for urgent care facilities and hospital emergency rooms. The solution offers integration of EMR with daily operations - improving patient flow, decreasing wait time and alleviating stress for busy physicians and nurses.
May 10, 2011
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Army National Guard soldiers will have the ability to digitally document patient care and manage medical supplies during disaster relief and homeland security missions in the U.S., according to a new partnership between the Army National Guard Bureau and the Army’s Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) program at Fort Detrick, Md.
March 8, 2011
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From the floor of the HIMSS11 Conference & Exhibition, Allscripts today announced the Application Store & Exchange and the Allscripts Referral Network, two innovations to help hospitals and physician groups share ideas and information to improve care coordination, both inside and outside their organizations.
February 22, 2011
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Omnicell, Inc., a leading provider of medication management systems to healthcare facilities, will demonstrate its interoperable standards-based technology solutions during the HIMSS11 Interoperability Showcase.
February 17, 2011
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A frequent barrier to the introduction of a standardised IT infrastructure in hospitals is the minefield of forms that must be created and filled in. In Marienheide, Germany, the Zentrum für Seelische Gesundheit staff show how it’s done: they use Tieto's "Layout Designer" software to streamline nursing services. The result is digital forms perfectly tailored to the centre's needs and that complement the electronic files.
September 20, 2010
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Array Networks Inc., a global provider of enterprise secure application delivery, announced that eClinicalWorks, a developer of ambulatory clinical systems, is now using Array Networks’ AppVelocity (APV) server load balancer and application delivery controller to support its medical record and management solutions for health care providers.
September 16, 2010
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