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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Even as they promise better health and easier care delivery, wireless medical devices carry significant security risks. And the situation is only getting trickier as more and more devices come with commercial operating systems that are both Internet-connected and susceptible to attack.
May 24, 2012
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Self-monitoring medical devices utlized by the consumer, rather than those used in a managed telehealth setting, will provide the largest market for wireless health technologies, IMS Research officials say. An estimated 50 million wireless health devices will be distributed for consumer monitoring applications over the next five years.
May 23, 2012
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Silver Cross Hospital's recently opened data center puts it at the forefront of an emerging healthcare trend, according to Mortensen Construction, a company with hospital projects across the country. Combining construction of new hospitals with new data centers is becoming more common, according to company executives.
May 23, 2012
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Bluetooth-capable stethoscopes, allowing doctors to hear heart sounds from across the country, are just one innovation Saint Vincent Health System is using in its new telehealth network, which has reduced hospital readmissions and generated a 100 percent ROI in less than two months, officials say.
May 22, 2012
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Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC) will use Elekta's MOSAIQ to coordinate treatment and planning.
May 21, 2012
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The state of Oregon is joining the burgeoning number of health information exchanges across the country, with the implementation of CareAccord, a statewide HIE officials say will promote improved communication between care providers, reduce duplicate orders and facilitate implementation of meaningful use requirements.
May 21, 2012
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Cloud-based research technology launched by Dell last year for the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is gearing up for what's billed as the world's first precision medicine clinical trial for pediatric cancer.
May 18, 2012
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Federal officials will soon consider a plan to set aside broadband spectrum for wireless healthcare monitoring devices, opening the door to more and better uses both inside and outside the hospital setting.
May 18, 2012
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States must provide details to the federal government by Nov. 16 -- just 10 days after the presidential election -- on how they will run online insurance marketplaces, according to guidance released May 16.
May 18, 2012
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Health Level Seven International (HL7) announced the inception of its pilot membership program and launched a website aimed at increasing caregivers' participation in the development of electronic health record (EHR) standards.
May 17, 2012
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3M Health Information Systems opened access Wednesday to its Healthcare Data Dictionary, under an agreement with the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. 3M President Jon Lindekugel explains how this will enable semantic interoperability for the joint DoD/VA integrated electronic health record (iEHR), and discusses other innovations the project could lead to.
May 16, 2012
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is calling for public comment on proposals for rules of the road to govern the nationwide health information network (NwHIN).
May 14, 2012
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