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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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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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to develop verification data and services to support coverage and eligibility infrastructure for health insurance exchanges and seeks industry information about applications that are available.
May 7, 2012
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HIMSS Analytics has given Banner Health its Stage 7 Award for 17 of its 23 hospitals, located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. The award recognizes attainment of the highest level on HIMSS' Electronic Medical Records Adoption Model.
May 3, 2012
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For service providers, including telephone companies, Internet and cable companies, cloud service providers and data storage providers, the healthcare market is heating up, according to experts at Cisco.
May 1, 2012
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded Harris Corp. an $80.3 million contract for a project aimed to make the world's largest healthcare systems -- the VA and Department of Defense -- interoperable.
April 26, 2012
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Early adopters of social media in foreign countries have shown that it can improve communications, information sharing, clinical outcomes and speed of innovation, according to researchers at CSC.
April 23, 2012
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Health insurance companies and hospitals are starting to join a host of other entities, including foreign governments, private companies and financial institutions in adopting a business framework known as COBIT, according to Ken Vander Wal, president of ISACA, a worldwide association for IT professionals.
April 18, 2012
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