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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In 2011, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) evolved from a policy convener to a service provider, running the exchange infrastructure for local HIEs and RHIOs like a public utility.
July 10, 2012
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The Adams Memorial Hospital announced Monday that it has become the first rural hospital in Indiana to utilize electronic messaging through the Direct Project.
July 9, 2012
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GHX has launched WebDirect2, a Web-to-electronic data interchange (EDI) tool that enables small- to mid-sized healthcare suppliers that don't have e-commerce capabilities to transact electronically with provider customers.
July 9, 2012
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Dell announced Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based Quest Software for approximately $2.4 billion. Quest's management technologies are used by more than 100,000 companies in many industries, including healthcare.
July 2, 2012
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HHS is making more funding available to build all models of affordable insurance exchanges available to states, and the agency has issued further guidance to help states understand the full scope of activities that can be funded under the available grant funding as they work to build exchanges.
June 29, 2012
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As recent studies have shown, health systems across the country are increasing their IT spending in the next five years or so. Given that, it is imperative that chief information officers and chief financial officers partner to create strategic budgets said a CIO and CFO during an education session Tuesday at HFMA's national conference in Las Vegas.
June 28, 2012
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When it comes to dealing with huge and ever-growing volumes of health data, IT professionals say disaster recovery and business continuity are their most pressing needs, according to a survey from BridgeHead Software. Storage is a sticking point too, but the cloud is "still not ready for prime time."
June 28, 2012
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The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) believes a private-public partnership would be better to run the future Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN), rather than a federal body alone.
June 27, 2012
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The Veterans Administration and the Department of Defense continue to grapple with the cost of health IT delays at its Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, resulting in additional costs for the $122 million project, according to a GAO study released June 26.
June 26, 2012
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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Institute of Technology will collaborate to address interoperability issues, accelerate the development of integrated health IT solutions, test new products and help train the health IT workforce.
June 26, 2012
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Florida Health Choices, a corporation established by the state to improve access to care, has selected Xerox to administer its insurance marketplace.
June 26, 2012
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The thriving telemedicine market hasn't shown signs of abating any time soon, according to a new report by Companies & Markets. The report shows that in 2011, the global telemedicine monitoring market reached a value of $736 million and, according to officials, is poised to increase to $2.5 billion by 2018.
June 26, 2012
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