Network Infrastructure

A hospital's network infrastructure is the foundation upon which its IT systems are built. Establishing a connection between providers and patients within a single hospital, or between a hospital and a larger state- or nationwide health information network allows providers to better coordinate care and retrieve data across a wide spectrum.

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An overarching theme from a vendor's first analytics conference is similar to something that EHR vendors have been saying for years: workflow and organizational culture are at least as important as the technology itself when it comes to healing healthcare through IT.
October 1, 2014
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Now in its eighth year, the annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference has evolved from a showcase for not-ready-for-prime-time apps that wouldn't exist a year later to a self-congratulatory Silicon Valley pep rally to a more mature event that seems to be addressing real-world healthcare problems.
September 26, 2014
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The HHS Office of the Inspector General found one "critical vulnerability" in the security of information on HealthCare.gov, according to a report it released Tuesday.
September 23, 2014
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"Just by having an app on your device, (a cybercriminal) can determine your call history, take your contact list info, if they choose to." That's how vulnerable smartphones, tablets and their mobile ilk actually are, Jim Routh said, and it's not just the devices that chief information security officers like him have to worry about.
September 23, 2014
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It is a simple question: "Why doesn't electronic health information flow after the nation spent $26 billion on electronic health records?" Suggesting a 10-year timeframe or arguing that there is progress if you look hard enough just doesn't answer it.
September 22, 2014
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"Freshness" is a word you often hear in the food business. But given the amount of change underway in healthcare, and given how pressure can take a toll on staff members, you could say it's a concern for health IT managers, too.
September 18, 2014
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Texas Health is hardly the only hospital or health network that struggles to convince the CEO, CFO or other board members just how critical funding security initiatives and technologies really is, but it did use a unique approach to get their attention.
September 17, 2014
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Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes taking place in the sector.
September 15, 2014
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With the war already underway, how can hospitals and networks prepare? Chief information security officers share insights about shifting toward more sophisticated information security tactics.
September 11, 2014
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When the Office for Civil Rights knocks on your door, asking about HIPAA compliance, it pays to be ready. And OCR is looking to audit providers ranging from large to small, and across a wide geographical distribution.
September 10, 2014
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HealthCare.gov, the government's insurance enrollment website, was breached in July by a hacker or hackers, according to CMS officials at a briefing on Thursday. The officials said that while the intruders uploaded malware, they took no personal information.
September 5, 2014
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After looking at all the possible options, Denver-based National Jewish Health decided to go in-house to develop its patient portal, and that's without a major push.
September 5, 2014
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The cloud delivers many benefits: agility, performance, scalability and cost management. However, there are risks that come along with those benefits: users and organizations that are not security conscious and those without cloud-specific security solutions can be in jeopardy if they do not properly research their deployment requirements and find proven solutions. Learn why an organization's security posture must extend from edge devices to the heart of the business -- the data center -- whether that data center is on-premises, within the cloud, or a hybrid.
September 24, 2014
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Craft an optimized cloud security plan using the proven framework in this guide. These seven sequential steps enable 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.
September 24, 2014
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Heard the buzz about software-defined storage? Get the facts in the new book, Software-Defined Storage for Dummies. Download your free copy of the eBook from Nutanix and discover the benefits of a new era of storage solutions. You'll learn how a new era of storage solutions will help your infrastructure become more simple, powerful, and easy to manage.
July 1, 2014
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It’s time to adopt a new vision for an enterprise imaging strategy that focuses on providing electronic access to any medical image, anywhere, anytime. Current trends in patient safety and healthcare reform as well as competition for referring physicians are driving the need for this new paradigm of image sharing. The right strategy aligns with your business needs, integrates with your existing EHR and PACS, and incorporates three critical components discussed in this white paper.
July 1, 2014
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Dealing with management complexities across multiple vendors in order to set up a single workload is often a costly and time-consuming endeavor for the small medical office with limited resources. This paper spotlights how Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX eliminates the problem by serving as the ideal application and database delivery platform.
June 9, 2014
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"Datacenter in a box" or "mini datacenter" aren't new ideas. But these solutions have often been out of the reach for use in medical offices. This whitepaper outlines a new, smaller and more affordable Dell solution that provides the needed performance, but in a package that is easy to manage and fits under a desk or counter. And it has the features, functionality and raw power that sophisticated data centers have, but in a cost-effective solution.
June 9, 2014
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The digital revolution that has put sophisticated tools in the hands of the average person has created a new type of healthcare consumer. This new consumer is technology enabled, more health conscious and empowered to participate fully in his/her own health management – from disease prevention to medical care. Consumer centricity in healthcare, driven by digital disruption, is set to bring telehealth to a tipping point and expand its capabilities in ways previously unimagined.
June 9, 2014
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As the healthcare industry addresses the stress and pressures being placed on it by an aging population, a shortage in healthcare professionals, demands for quality of service, and new government regulations - the industry is looking for ways to do more with less. The key to success is secure technology: not just deploying it, but embracing it. A secure network mitigates the risks of intrusion, infection and attacks.
June 9, 2014
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Did you know 37 percent of physicians are dissatisfied with EHRs? Your current EHR could be contributing to your physicians' dissatisfaction. Physicians' complaints will not go away unless you address them. In this whitepaper, learn from the perspective of Frank Newlands, MD on why EHRs are not meeting the needs of physicians and what you can you do to fix this problem.
May 19, 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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Connecting patient health data across the care continuum is essential to achieve improved care, increased access to personal health records and lowered costs. A successful approach rests in having the hospital serve as the connectivity hub for bringing patients, care givers and healthcare professionals together in a secure, online environment. Click here to see what keys are needed to craft a community through your patient portal.
December 17, 2013
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In this age of technology, the number of discarded electronics or "e-waste" we generate is growing at an alarming rate -- and hospitals and medical offices are no exception.
September 9, 2014
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Is healthcare a business? In the United States, the question has been asked time and again but never satisfactorily answered. It's starting to look like Americans won’t be able to duck the question for much longer.
September 3, 2014
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These are very interesting times for the EHR vendors. EHR systems have undergone a dramatic change over the last 10 years and the pace of change has actually accelerated over the past five years, especially in the backdrop of meaningful use deadlines.
June 26, 2014
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The beauty of our technological world lies in the simple fact that as a technology is used by more people, it inevitably improves. Enterprise content management is no different.
May 29, 2014
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As I survey the landscape in 2014, I see much more sophisticated attacks at the same time there is much more severe regulatory enforcement. Where would I put my security dollars this year?
April 30, 2014
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I was asked a great question during a discussion with a tech publisher yesterday: "So, what's it going to take to achieve real interoperability in healthcare and how long will it take?"
March 31, 2014
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Historically, physician and nursing systems and workflow have been parallel, but independent, of each other. In looking at what is currently available, it is obvious that very few, if any, intersect where they should: at the patient.
February 4, 2014
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My first connectathon was in 2004. I've now been to 10 of the last 11 North American connectathons.
January 30, 2014
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Recently I was invited by the Patient Privacy Rights Foundation to lead a discussion that addressed patient privacy concerns and potential solutions for doctors working with EHRs.
January 27, 2014
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Where does a newbie go to get more information about HL7?
January 21, 2014
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As 2014 begins, I marvel at the evolution of the CIO role from 1997 to 2014.
January 15, 2014
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Partners HealthCare believes that patient-generated data is critical to our future and we're managing this integration proactively. That does not mean our work is finished.
January 9, 2014
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General Cable (NYSE: BGC), a global leader in the wire and cable industry, recently launched three new mobile applications to help end users and customers using their smartphones or tablets maximize their productivity, no matter where they are.
May 22, 2014
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Network of Hospitals, Practices and Specialty Clinics will Leverage Rhapsody for Stable Connectivity and to Satisfy Meaningful Use Requirements.
November 4, 2013
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New implementation tool will enable commercial UML modeling tools to work with HL7 static models.
October 1, 2013
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ACL, the company that is transforming audit and risk, announced today that Greater Baltimore Medical Center has expanded its use of ACL technology by moving to ACL GRC.
August 1, 2013
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EngagePoint today announced that it has been awarded the prime contract for the implementation of a comprehensive automated solution to support human services programs for the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division and MO HealthNet.
June 28, 2013
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Healthation a leading provider of core administrative systems for legacy and emerging healthcare payers and administrators, will be used to support the operations of New Mexico Health Connections, one of the Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) established as result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
June 12, 2013
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LiveData, Inc. today announced that the company's OR-Dashboard has been installed into a new integrated OR system at the Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Facility in Miami, providing the cornerstone for advances in both workflow efficiency and patient safety.
June 4, 2013
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Continua Health Alliance today announced it has published four primary components on Open Health Tools, the Open Source clearinghouse for health IT projects. Continua has also created a Developer Resources area on its website to promote public access to key development tools that support certification according to its Design Guidelines for personal connected health devices and systems.
June 4, 2013
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Wellsoft Corporation has announced that Continuum Health Partners (CHP), based in New York City, has selected Wellsoft’s Emergency Department Information System (EDIS) to support its goal of improved patient care in their four Emergency Departments located in the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
May 16, 2013
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Aetna and Hunterdon HealthCare Partners have announced a new accountable care agreement that will improve the quality and cost of patient care, helping members and plan sponsors save money.
July 19, 2012
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In a groundbreaking survey studying the impact of online applications and social community support on health habits, the University of Southern California's Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) and the USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) today released results from a study examining their impact on smoking cessation.
September 23, 2011
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OneRecovery™, Inc., a social networking and behavioral modification program, presented last week at the Care Continuum Alliance National Forum 11 Conference compelling evidence from an ongoing study with Aetna Behavioral Health (NYSE: AET), that engagement with the OneRecovery program favorably reduced the established pattern of healthcare utilization for this group of members.
September 13, 2011
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