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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Early adopters of social media in foreign countries have shown that it can improve communications, information sharing, clinical outcomes and speed of innovation, according to researchers at CSC.
April 23, 2012
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Health insurance companies and hospitals are starting to join a host of other entities, including foreign governments, private companies and financial institutions in adopting a business framework known as COBIT, according to Ken Vander Wal, president of ISACA, a worldwide association for IT professionals.
April 18, 2012
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Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) of Cook County, Ill., has deployed a unified virtual data center infrastructure, worth nearly $3M, to serve the operational needs of some two dozen facilities across the Chicagoland area.
April 11, 2012
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CGI Federal Inc. has released a new version of the CONNECT Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Exchange gateway, seeking to make it easier for organizations to deploy, use and maintain the open-source technology and support more widespread adoption.
April 5, 2012
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Cloud computing is quickly changing the IT landscape, perhaps most prominently in healthcare. GeoTrust helped outline six keys to understanding SSL encryption, and to choosing the right cloud provider for you.
April 2, 2012
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IBM announced that the Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital will use the company's hardware and software solution to build South Korea's first integrated hospital infrastructure.
March 29, 2012
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When ONC stands up the NwHIN-Exchange in October, there will be at least 25 partners spanning military, private and public health entities sharing patient records with each other on the back of various standards.
March 23, 2012
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The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has awarded CSC a $297 million contract to replace the state's Medicaid Management Information System and provide fiscal agent services for selected programs, according to CSC officials. The contract has a five-year base period with three two-year options.
March 20, 2012
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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester are partnering to offer a joint master's degree in medical informatics. It is the first time that the universities have collaborated to offer a joint degree program.
March 19, 2012
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From its beginnings as a conceptual network of networks, the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) has grown and matured, and will be ready to enter a new phase later this year as a non-federal, nonprofit entity enabling public-private interoperability and data exchange.
March 15, 2012
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The Seventh Annual CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) takes place this week at Johns Hopkins University. This year, the competition focuses on the defense of a hospital IT system.
March 14, 2012
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Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT hopes to see "really rapid progress" this year on the building blocks that will promote health information exchange, such as provider directories, certificates to assure identification and rules of the road for the nationwide health information (NwHIN) Exchange.
March 9, 2012
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