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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There's a new checklist coming to town -- and it won't be easy. Stage 3 meaningful use measures -- from CDS and care coordination, to quality and safety, patient engagement and population health -- are more numerous and more complex.
August 2, 2012
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Clinical analytics and business intelligence tools have emerged as a top priority for hospital IT leaders who are moving towards accountable care adoption, according to a new Black Book Rankings survey.
August 1, 2012
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Mercy, one of the largest Catholic health systems in the country, has selected Humedica MinedShare as its clinical intelligence solution. As it works to bring data analytics to bear on population health, Mercy has also joined the American Medical Group Association's Anceta collaborative.
July 30, 2012
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IHE USA and the Health Story Project will offer testing of Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture, at the annual Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) North American Connectathon 2013, where health IT systems test information exchange across organizations.
July 26, 2012
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On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced a new opportunity available to help states develop and test improvements to their health systems that would bolster care quality and reduce expenditures.
July 20, 2012
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Aintree University Hospital Foundation Trust will deploy the FairWarning Privacy Breach Detection solution across all of its clinical systems.
July 18, 2012
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State officials announced on Tuesday that Kansas has become the latest newcomer to join the burgeoning number of states and providers now using Direct messaging technology to facilitate secure, provider-to-provider communication.
July 17, 2012
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Following a successful pilot phase initiated last December, officials at the Hawai'i Island Beacon Community announced that they will be expanding the region's first health information exchange in partnership with the North Hawai'i Community Hospital.
July 17, 2012
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A new IDC report finds the HIE market shifting its priorities, away from simply connecting an exchange ecosystem and toward turning data into "actionable information." Platform-as-a-service will play an increasingly important role in delivering these capabilities, say IDC officials.
July 16, 2012
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Thanks to an agreement with the Junta de Andalucía, FLENI, a prestigious Argentinian institution dedicated to neuroscience and neurology, adopted an information technology system for the clinical department which allowed them to optimize the quality of patient care.
July 13, 2012
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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced guidance last week for reporting laboratory results using Direct Project specifications.
July 13, 2012
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On Wednesday, officials at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Health 2.0 announced the launch of a collaborative venture that aims to spur health information technology innovation among software developers.
July 12, 2012
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