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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Healthcare IT spending hasn't shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, a Black Book HIE survey released today projects that industry spending will triple by 2014.
May 31, 2012
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University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has implemented RFID technology to automate temperature monitoring at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, and it will soon roll out wireless monitoring and asset tracking across most of its U.S. hospitals.
May 31, 2012
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HealthNow New York (HNNY), a healthcare company serving Western New York, has announced a partnership with Charleston, S.C.-based Benefitfocus to provide employers healthcare enrollment and e-billing technology.
May 29, 2012
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Evolvent Technologies for a 10-year health IT contract. A subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation, Evolvent will provide IT services for the NIH's Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).
May 29, 2012
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A remote telehealth pilot has shown promise for patients living with chronic kidney disease.
May 25, 2012
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Integrated delivery networks (IDNs) are starting to recognize that their EMRs don't solve every problem, and today are adjusting their focus to address care coordination among separate networks.
May 25, 2012
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NextiraOne, in collaboration with ISP Mobius Technology, has been selected by the GIE Telemedicine Group to provide secure communications for healthcare professionals and medical centers on the islands of Reunion and Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.
May 24, 2012
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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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