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.

RELATED STORIES:
Army gives General Dynamics $409M to upgrade health IT infrastructure
New York gives health IT $109M boost
 

 
The Department of Veterans Affairs will create one of the world's largest wireless mobility infrastructures for healthcare, supporting 26 medical centers across the country. The network will accommodate voice, video and real-time location services.
June 5, 2012
News
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced Tuesday that it has extended the public comment period for the Nationwide Health Information Network: Conditions for Trusted Exchange Request for Information (RFI) until Friday, June 29.
June 5, 2012
News
The winners of the Washington D.C. Health Data & Innovation Week Code-a-Thon were announced Tuesday. School Fit was awarded first place for developing an application that utilizes physical fitness data to monitor the health of children in public schools.
June 5, 2012
News
A new pacemaker with advanced remote patient management capabilities is being used to treat patients with bradycardia, a condition in which the heart can't beat fast enough, resulting in oxygen deprivation throughout the body.
June 4, 2012
News
Prodigo Solutions, a unit of UPMC, has launched ProdigoXchange, an e-commerce platform that aims to lower costs and improve efficiency throughout the healthcare supply chain.
June 4, 2012
News
As more doctors and hospitals go digital with medical records, the size and frequency of data breaches are alarming privacy advocates and public health officials.
June 4, 2012
News
The Joint Commission has found that communication breakdown is the overwhelming root cause of sentinel events. Terry Edwards, CEO of PerfectServe, an intelligent clinical communications platform, is trying to do something about it.
June 1, 2012
News
It's about to get a bit cloudy for Walmart retail stores. Instead of bringing rain, however, these clouds are precipitating something much more promising: The retail giant announced it has gone live with cloud-based technology in its health clinics.
June 1, 2012
News
Healthcare IT spending hasn't shown signs of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, a Black Book HIE survey released today projects that industry spending will triple by 2014.
May 31, 2012
News
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has implemented RFID technology to automate temperature monitoring at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital, and it will soon roll out wireless monitoring and asset tracking across most of its U.S. hospitals.
May 31, 2012
News
HealthNow New York (HNNY), a healthcare company serving Western New York, has announced a partnership with Charleston, S.C.-based Benefitfocus to provide employers healthcare enrollment and e-billing technology.
May 29, 2012
News
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Evolvent Technologies for a 10-year health IT contract. A subsidiary of ManTech International Corporation, Evolvent will provide IT services for the NIH's Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC).
May 29, 2012
News