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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The Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine has partnered with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory to design and deploy a set of interventions to reduce medical errors in intensive care units.
September 4, 2012
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The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has set its sights on curbing rising readmission numbers. Officials announced Thursday the association would add a hospitalization metric into its National Quality Initiative.
August 30, 2012
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The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) has selected Rockville, Md.-based TurningPoint Global Solutions as a prime contractor on the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners (CIO-SP3) Small Business Contract.
August 29, 2012
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Four Pennsylvania healthcare organizations have received $6 million from the state's eHealth Collaborative to engage in regional and statewide exchange of electronic health information.
August 28, 2012
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The chairs of CAIS 2012, Javier Sola and Sandra de la Fuente, spoke to EHealth Reporter Latin America to offer a run-down of the highlights at the congress.
August 24, 2012
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Chief information officers were scrambling to wade through and make sense of more than 1,000 pages of Stage 2 meaningful use rules yesterday afternoon, with some poring over the details late into the night. Most seem pleased, so far, but say there's lots of work to do.
August 24, 2012
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Health information exchange, enabling a free flow of clinical information between IT systems, can enhance patient care. For CFOs and CIOs, it can also lead to big revenue returns.
August 23, 2012
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California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New York and Vermont have received new grants to help them build health insurance exchanges, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced on Thursday.
August 23, 2012
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Sue Schade has been named chief information officer of University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, after 12 years as CIO of Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate Brigham and Women's Hospital, which is part of Partners HealthCare.
August 23, 2012
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Providence VA Medical Center has opened a simulation center, powered by technology from Exton, Pa.-based Education Management Solutions, which will enable instructors to practice and train for invasive procedures, emergency care and more, tracking progress along the way.
August 23, 2012
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected 500 primary care practices in seven regions around the country to participate in a partnership with CMS, state Medicaid agencies, commercial health plans and self-insured businesses. The aim is to improve access to quality care and cut costs.
August 23, 2012
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Officials at the West Virginia Health Information Network announced on Wednesday the launch of two new pilots for its statewide health information exchange system.
August 22, 2012
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