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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Kaiser Permanente's head of cyber risk defense says healthcare's escalating war against hackers requires a new, people-focused approach to defending patient data. And a sobering inside look at mobile device vulnerabilities helps make his point.
July 2, 2015
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Once upon a time, security was simpler. Now it's a different world -- a more dangerous one, with omnipresent risks to patient data. That theme was driven home again and again at the Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum on Tuesday.
July 1, 2015
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The numbers should shake any provider still blissfully ignorant of privacy threats out of their complacency: Two-thirds of health organizations polled by HIMSS for its latest cybersecurity survey say they've recently experienced a "significant security incident."
July 1, 2015
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In the national discourse about interoperability, much of the focus is on enabling a doctor using one electronic health record to access patient information residing in a different hospital's EHR, even when another vendor built it. But is that really the best way to give doctors the data they need?
June 30, 2015
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The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., announced recently that five million medications have been tracked using radio frequency identification technology. "It's cutting down on medication errors," says its CMIO.
June 30, 2015
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization might be taking a telemedicine to global level, after looking into such a platform that would help the military alliance better respond to global disasters.
June 24, 2015
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The global e-prescribing market, valued at $250 million in 2013, is expected to grow at a 23.5 percent compound annual rate, reaching an estimated value of $888 million by 2019, according to a recent report.
June 18, 2015
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Royal Philips and Westchester Medical Center Health Network -- WMCHealth -- have entered into a multi-year, $500 million partnership aimed at improving healthcare for millions of patients across New York's Hudson Valley.
June 16, 2015
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The nation's largest drugstore chain is set to expand its telehealth footprint, broadening its deployment of the MDLIVE platform and providing virtual doc visits to 25 states by year's end.
June 10, 2015
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CSC has agreed to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission to the tune of $190 million, after SEC charged the firm with "manipulating financial results and concealing significant problems" related to its massive IT contract for U.K.'s National Health Service.
June 8, 2015
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Take it from someone who's spent 41 years of his career as a mathematician, cryptographer and technical director at the U.S. National Security Agency: Healthcare is hugely vulnerable to cybercrime, and that's a fact providers need to quickly come to terms with.
June 2, 2015
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Three new reports from IDC forecast "explosive" growth in the Internet of Things market in the coming years, with healthcare expected to be one of the biggest investors in connected devices and networked technology.
June 2, 2015
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mHealth, telemedicine, EHRs and other technologies can help healthcare control costs, increase access and improve the quality of care. This paper shows how health IT can become fast enough for Big Data analytics, agile enough for anywhere, any device access, and secure enough to meet industry regulations.
July 1, 2015
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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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You probably have several goals for your patient portal of choice. Is “community” one of them? With a bevy of vendors offering portal solutions, it can be challenging for a hospital to know where to start. Fortunately, YourCareCommunity helps ease the decision-making process.
December 17, 2013
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The equipment used in hospitals is often not user-serviceable and therefore often running out-of-date software or firmware. This creates a dangerous situation where devices have vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited by bad actors.
June 26, 2015
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As a young kid, Aaron Miri had always wanted to be a conductor of a symphony. Fast forward quite a few years, and he is now a conductor of an IT symphony that plays out at ten times the normal speed.
March 23, 2015
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While EHRs have increased clinicians' ability to document and share histories, results, assessments and orders, they underperform when it comes to finding and connecting clinicians with other team members, insights, and coordinating complex care processes, especially when team members cross organizational boundaries.
December 18, 2014
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A few years ago venture capitalist and iconic software engineer Marc Andreessen quipped, "Software is eating the world." While his comments might have been "tongue in cheek," they were prophetic.
November 19, 2014
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As the healthcare industry works toward Stage 2 meaningful use attestation, web portals are becoming a "must-have" for improving patient engagement and facilitating meaningful patient-provider communication.
October 20, 2014
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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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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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