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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The medical device integration market appears to have secured a promising future in the healthcare industry, with a majority of U.S. hospitals expected to purchase new MDI solutions, according to a new CapSite report released on Thursday.
August 10, 2012
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Thanks to a new data-sharing capability created by Pennsylvania's Keystone Beacon Community, skilled nursing facilities can now contribute patient information to a regional health information exchange (HIE) without an EHR.
August 9, 2012
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The Tricare Management Authority wants details about how industry can build a joint immunization function for the integrated electronic health record (iEHR), which is being developed by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.
August 8, 2012
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For hospitals looking to transform into accountable care organizations (ACOs), the transition can be overwhelming. So much so, said Brent Dover, president at HIE technology company Medicity, that it's basically like becoming a mini insurance company.
August 7, 2012
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Americans are all about value. In retail, consumers flock to the two-for-one deals, buy-one-get-one frees, blowout sales and bargains that cut costs without compromising product quality. In business, employers reward employees for exceptional performance, quality service and customer satisfaction.
August 3, 2012
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Rising wealth, aging and growing populations, demand for quality healthcare and an increase in the number of hospitals are driving growth for the healthcare information technology markets in Indonesia and Vietnam, according to new analysis from Frost & Sullivan.
August 2, 2012
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There's a new checklist coming to town -- and it won't be easy. Stage 3 meaningful use measures -- from CDS and care coordination, to quality and safety, patient engagement and population health -- are more numerous and more complex.
August 2, 2012
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Clinical analytics and business intelligence tools have emerged as a top priority for hospital IT leaders who are moving towards accountable care adoption, according to a new Black Book Rankings survey.
August 1, 2012
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Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, has selected Humedica MinedShare as its clinical intelligence solution. As it works to bring data analytics to bear on population health, Mercy has also joined the American Medical Group Association's Anceta collaborative.
July 30, 2012
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IHE USA and the Health Story Project will offer testing of Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture, at the annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon 2013, where health IT systems test information exchange across organizations.
July 26, 2012
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On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new opportunity available to help states develop and test improvements to their health systems that would bolster care quality and reduce expenditures.
July 20, 2012
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Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust will deploy the FairWarning Privacy Breach Detection solution across all of its clinical systems.
July 18, 2012
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