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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ICA, which develops interoperability technology for health information exchange (HIE), announced that it will provide Direct capabilities to clients in six states through its CareAlign Direct messaging tool.
November 5, 2012
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As information technology becomes ever more central to healthcare, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) announced Thursday that it will create a new leadership role to help guide the organization's future growth.
November 2, 2012
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With the support of health information technology, astute preparation by staff and, yes, even some good old-fashioned luck, hospitals and health systems along Hurricane Sandy's path emerged from the storm relatively unscathed.
November 2, 2012
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Healthcare IT departments must spring forward to grapple with the clock rolling back this weekend. Preparing for the end of daylight savings time can be an annoyance to some, but keeping on top of it is a mission-critical element of good health IT management.
November 1, 2012
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The Statewide Health Information Network of New York sees itself as a "public utility" as much as an HIE. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, as patients bounce between hospitals (and as other public utilities, such as electricity and transportation, are compromised), it has enabled critical continuity of care.
October 31, 2012
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The Indian Health Service is offering Web access for patients to a portion of the medical and administrative information it holds in the IHIS Medical, Health and Billing Records system as part of a personal health records (PHR) system it is developing.
October 31, 2012
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As Hurricane Sandy's violent winds and torrential flooding hammered the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday night, many hospitals were left to deal with the crippling aftermath.
October 30, 2012
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Erica Rosolen is the young director of the TICSA study center at ISALUD University. To learn more about the group, which is already a major player in healthcare ICTs in the region, EHealth Reporter Latin America interviewed Doctor Rosolen.
October 30, 2012
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Responding to disasters is something every healthcare institution needs to be ready for. From hurricanes to snowstorms to wildfires, having a plan in place and technology to back it up is critical to an effective response.
October 29, 2012
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As the mammoth storm advances on the New Jersey coastline, Hackensack University Medical Center is working to protect the IT infrastructure of its hospital command center, while also deploying mobile satellite emergency department vehicles to deliver emergency care to low-lying areas.
October 29, 2012
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Deloitte Consulting announced Monday it has closed on a deal to acquire Recombinant Data Corporation, a Newton, Mass.-based healthcare data warehousing and analytics firm. The move signals the growing momentum toward using clinical data to transform healthcare, say Deloitte officials.
October 29, 2012
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Foundation has announced that John Glaser, CEO of Siemens Healthcare, Health Services Business Unit, has been selected as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
October 24, 2012
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