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 Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense continue to grapple with the cost of health IT delays at its Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, resulting in additional costs for the $122 million project, according to a GAO study released June 26.
June 26, 2012
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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate to address interoperability issues, accelerate the development of integrated health IT solutions, test new products and help train the health IT workforce.
June 26, 2012
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Florida Health Choices, a corporation established by the state to improve access to care, has selected Xerox to administer its insurance marketplace.
June 26, 2012
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The thriving telemedicine market hasn't shown signs of abating any time soon, according to a new report by Companies & Markets. The report shows that in 2011, the global telemedicine monitoring market reached a value of $736 million and, according to officials, is poised to increase to $2.5 billion by 2018.
June 26, 2012
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Ray Group International of Tampa, Fla., a $4.9 million contract to support the open source community that is contributing software code to the VA and Defense Department integrated electronic health record system.
June 25, 2012
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A new study from KPMG finds nearly half of business leaders at hospitals and health systems are more than halfway through full EHR deployments, even as many harbor doubts about how much funding their organizations have planned to support the initiatives.
June 21, 2012
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With a $26 million government Health Care Innovation Award in hand, the Dartmouth Board of Trustees will hire Patient Family Activators (PFAs), who will assume roles of patient advocate, assisting the patient with care choices and engaging them in a shared decision-making process.
June 20, 2012
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Eighty-two healthcare providers from across the country will be recognized for their successful implementation of electronic health record (EHR) technology at Tuesday's White House Health IT Town Hall in Washington, DC.
June 19, 2012
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Remote patient monitoring is continuing to live up to its expectations at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, officials announced on Monday. The center saw a decline in length-of-stay and mortality rates, and recognized an estimated $1.4 million in annual savings on one floor alone after implementing post-surgical monitoring technology.
June 18, 2012
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California physicians are finding themselves cornered in an EHR catch-22, a new report finds. The data shows that although a majority of the state's physicians now use EHRs -- technology pushed by the federal government -- most of the implemented systems fail to meet new federal meaningful use requirements.
June 15, 2012
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Physicians remain concerned over the future of U.S. healthcare, a new survey reveals. Among the findings, most physicians believe EHRs and the ACA will adversely affect the quality of patient care, and nearly two-thirds anticipate that quality of healthcare will worsen over the next five years.
June 14, 2012
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The message was loud and clear at the Third National Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Summit in Washington, DC, June 6-8. ACOs are backed by advanced healthcare IT and an urgency that will keep them around, speakers said.
June 13, 2012
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