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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UnitedHealth Group subsidiary OptumHealth is surfing the cresting wave of consumer-driven care. And it's making the strategic acquisitions to prove it.
September 9, 2011
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Patient data lost while in the hands of a business associate becomes "extraordinarily" difficult to track, says one expert, who identified data-centric protection as a way to safeguard information like that recently exposed at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
September 8, 2011
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Thanks to a growing list of physician networking sites, healthcare professionals have more platforms to choose from that can provide them with new contacts and avenues for collaboration that ultimately serve to improve the care they deliver.
September 8, 2011
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Patients who receive medical care in an integrated healthcare system with EHRs linked to its own pharmacy are more likely to fill new prescriptions than patients in a non-integrated system, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.
September 6, 2011
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As New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of hospitals in low-lying sections of Manhattan in anticipation of Hurricane Irene's landfall, North Shore-LIJ health system began removal of patients from two of its hospitals and set up an emergency command center.
August 26, 2011
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Just as some hospitals in low-lying areas of Manhattan were preparing to evacuate on Friday afternoon and others all along the East Coast were readying for the wind, rain and power outages expected from Hurricane Irene, Boston-based Iron Mountain, an information management services company, offered 10 tips on how best to weather the storm.
August 26, 2011
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The Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday awarded $137 million to 50 states – and Guam – to strengthen prevention efforts and to improve public health. Many of the awards include a health IT component, such as immunization information technologies and registries.
August 25, 2011
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Fifteen community groups across California have been awarded more than $5 million through the California e-Health Community Awards to adopt telehealth technology for the rural areas they serve.
August 22, 2011
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NoMoreClipboard has announced a new partnership with Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County, a free medical clinic in Indiana for adults without health insurance. The partnership will make personal health records available to VIM patients, giving them online access to electronic health information.
August 18, 2011
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The Ontario Telemedicine Network, touted as one of the world's largest, is moving beyond its video conferencing roots by adding a web-based system from Vidyo that will enable doctors and patients to communicate through their PCs.
August 10, 2011
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The State of Kansas is returning its "Early Innovator" grant that was distributed by HHS to aid in the design and implementation of the IT infrastructure needed to launch its state health insurance exchange.
August 9, 2011
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In an evolution one exec says will help physicians face an "onslaught of uncertainties and challenges," GE Healthcare has launched the latest version of its integrated EMR and practice management system for physician practices, Centricity Practice Solution 10.
August 5, 2011
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